The Mercedes-Benz 170 came in 2 versions – H type that stood for ‘Heck’ (rear in German) and V type ‘Vorn’ (front in German). So the 170H had an engine that was at the rear while the Mercedes-Benz 170V came with a 'floating engine' at the front.
The engine was called 'floating engine' as the same was mounted on the frame at two points where the oscillation axis passed through the centre of mass because of which the 4 cylinder engine had the vibration characteristics as that of any 6 cylinder engine.
With a 1697cc engine, they were made between 1936-1939 and was a top seller for the company. Over 50,000 cars were produced.
Maggi as a firm started in 1884 in Switzerland when Julius Maggi felt the need to increase the nutritional values for the labour class. He went on to produce soup based legumes followed by making bouillon cubes (a dried concentrated mixture of meat and vegetable stock mixed with salt, spices and other seasoning elements) which made the firm really famous. He started exporting his products to neighbouring countries and also opened a facility to produce in Germany. It was much later in 1947 that Swiss firm Nestle took over the company’s operations.
Maggi had few delivery vans of Mercedes Benz 170V model and this metal model is an exact rendition of the same.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|