This very rare Mercedes 170 SA convertible from 1951 (only 830 units were built of this model) is a real barn find that was only recently discovered: it was found under a military tarpaulin during the demolition of a barn. Only when the workers drew the attention of the previous owner to the car, he actually remembered his Mercedes, which he had parked there in 1971. When the thick layer of dust was removed from the rediscovered car, this extremely rare Mercedes 170 SA convertible emerged.
The engine is stuck and the brakes no longer work, but the car can be rolled. The keys are also no longer present.
The car not only comes with its original hood cover (to fasten and cover the folded-down hood), but also with another cylinder head with engine block, which is probably the original engine.
Former customs documents and operating instructions are also available. Of course, you can restore this car completely, but it is much more interesting to just make it roadworthy again and then drive it as it is.
The indicator on the left fender is missing. The dismantled radiator, which was inside the trunk, is indeed from the Mercedes 170 S but the water nozzle needs to be adapted to the 170 SA convertible.
The vehicle has Swiss papers and is located near Basadingen in Switzerland; it needs to be viewed and collected there as well.
If imported to another country, especially an EU country like Germany, Italy or France etc., other costs, such as customs duties, taxes and transport costs may incur, which are all at the expense of the buyer. However, the seller can provide advice when it comes to formalities and transport.