This 2nd, revised edition of this e-book was published in Dec. 2013, it has over 60 unique, non Daimler-Benz photos, many of them in color. The majority of the color pictures has never been published in a book before. The book is part of a series of e-books about the cars Daimler-Benz built during the 1950s and 1960s.The author has over 20 Mercedes ebooks and books to his credit.In this book one can read about- the development and launch of the 170V- the diesel model- the OTP- the coachbuilders- the sales performance- the 170 compact car- the Audi connection and- how it was to experience a 170VThe 170V was the first car, Daimler-Benz was able to launch shortly after the war. Although most of the plant had been destroyed, the tools to produce this car had luckily survived. Conceived as a car for the middle class in the 1930s, it started after the war as a luxury car, as very few could afford it. Although the 170V was based on a concept that was developed in the early 1930s, it helped the company in one of its most crucial moments to regain a foothold in the European automotive market.
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November 03, 2011
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