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!!! 1955 Mercedes Benz 170 S-v-d Diesel Pickup Truck, Collector Car !!! on 2040-cars

Year:1955 Mileage:0 Color: SILVER /
 Brown
Location:

Taos, New Mexico, United States

Taos, New Mexico, United States
Transmission:4 SPD. MANUAL
Engine:4 CYL. DIESEL
Body Type:Pickup Truck
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Diesel
Year: 1955
Exterior Color: SILVER
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Interior Color: Brown
Model: Other
Number of Cylinders: 4 CYL. DIESEL
Trim: Standard
Drive Type: RWD.
Mileage: 0
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"!!! VERY RARE, FEWER THAN 80 OF THESE MERCEDES PICKUP'S WERE BUILT OF WHICH ONLY 3 ARE KNOWN TO EXIST WORLDWIDE !!!"

 Up for grabs here is an original, very limited production 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 170 S-V-D DIESEL Pickup truck. Fewer than 80 of these trucks were built and of that 80 only 3 are left known to exist worldwide. While this pickup would be a relatively easy restoration it would make an awesome Resto-Rod. I have owned this little gem for over 30 years and was driving it up to 1989 at which time I had the output shaft bearing in the transmission blow apart taking with it the rear transmission cover. It took me a couple years to cross reference that cover to find that they used the transmissions from a 300 Diplomat in these trucks and while I eventually did get a replacement cover I never got around to restoring the truck as intended. The truck has been kept in inside storage ALL  the time since it was disabled. The only parts missing from this pickup are the front bumper and rear bumperette's, the clock and the floor mat. The truck is otherwise complete and original right down to the semiphore's which incidentally are in perfect condition. I have over the years collected up most all the parts for a complete engine rebuild including new Mahle pistons, Gelco main and rod bearings, a complete gasket set, new outside door handles w/key, new horn ring, new axel boots and on and on. The engine is an OM 636 Diesel attached to a four speed manual column shift which is one of the easiest and smoothest shifting manual transmissions built in that era. As this truck was first shipped to a Mercedes dealer in Australia to be used as a parts delivery truck it sports right hand steering. Truck shows no obvious cancer issues floors are solid as are the floors in both battery boxes ( takes two 6 volt batteries ) and while the driver door does have to be lifted slightly to latch, the passenger door shuts perfectly as would be expected of a new truck. I have listed this truck in an auction format with a modest reserve given it's rarity. Due to e-bays limited options about title I entered "clear title" however there is no title, I do however have all the import documents in hand. I would consider taking as part trade a very low mile Buell 1125 CR, BMW S1000 RR or interesting Ducati. I do have other interests as well but due to my age and current disabilities I am not looking for any projects. If you wish to speak to me about this truck please e-mail me your phone number and include which time zone you are calling from and a good time to call you back. For an international sale I can arrange shipping (at the buyer expense) to either a Texas port or California port which ever is closest to the trucks destination. Shipping from that port must be arranged by the buyer. Buyer has 30 days free inside storage before the vehicle needs to be removed and for a longer period with prior arrangements. A $1000.00 deposit will be expected through PayPal within 24hr's of listing end and the balance in cash, cashiers check within 5 days of listing end.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:58:00 EST


Mercedes-Benz upgraded its SLS flagship Coupe and Roadster for the 2013 model year, and the changes are marked with them new "GT" nomenclature. Both SLS models arrive with a retuned naturally aspired 6.2-liter V8 delivering 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque (the horses are up from 563, but the torque remains the same) mated to a revised seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch gearbox. Rounding out the mechanical upgrades is a redeveloped AMG two-mode adaptive suspension. Physically, the revised models are differentiated by their new "GT" badging, darkened headlight/taillight buckets, red brake calipers, unique wheel colors and high gloss finish on the front grille, exterior mirrors and hood/fender fins. Inside the cabin are new red seatbelts, Alcantara upholstery and contrasting red stitching.
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How much extra value does previous celebrity ownership add to of a car? Really, there's no way to know until the car in question hits the auction block and bidders start raising their hands. In the case of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing you see above, the celebrity owner is none other than Clark Gable, who purchased it new. After Gable's death in 1960, the car changed hands a few times before settling with Charles Wood in 1975.
A high-dollar restoration was performed in 1989, and period accessories added by Gable himself were kept in place, including the Rudge knock-off wheels and Nardi steering wheel. Any Mercedes-Benz 300SL is worth a big chunk of money. In the case of Clark Gable's old Gullwing, the bidding stalled at $1.9 million here at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. As one of the 5000-series cars, this 300SL carried a reserve, and a bit of after-the-fact dealmaking saw the car change hands for $1.85 million.
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The controls offer up three stages of locking, which we can only assume range from JKLOL to OMGWTF. Right now, AMG says this monstrosity is only a show vehicle, but we imagine it wouldn't take much to convince the team to whip up one of your very own. Check out our full gallery and the press release below for all the nitty gritty. While you're down there, you can also check out the video on the machine one more time.