Master Box 1:35 - German Military Car WWII, Type 170V, Tourenwagen

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Master Box 1:35 - German Military Car, Mercedes-Benz Type 170V, Tourenwagen (4 doors) 1937-1940 - Plastic Figure Model Kit #35100

The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz's line of inline-four cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. Between 1936 and 1939 it was Mercedes' top selling model. Between 1936 and 1942 over 75,000 were built making it by far the most popular Mercedes-Benz model up till that point.

Enough of the W136's tooling survived Allied bombing during World War II (or could be recreated post-war) for it to serve as the foundation upon which the company could rebuild. By 1947 the model 170V had resumed its place as Mercedes' top-seller, a position it held until 1953.

The "V" in the 170V's was an abbreviation of "Vorn" (front), added to differentiate it from the contemporary rear-engined Mercedes-Benz 170H (W28) ("H" for "Heck", rear) which used the same four cylinder 1697cc engine, but positioned at the back of the car.

 

 





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