Under the toughest of circumstances, Daimler Benz took up production again after the war in 1946. Above all, transport vehicles were in demand. To that end the Mercedes 170 V flatbed truck was similar to the 1936 pre-war model.This could seat up to six people on the benches. The four cylinder engine with a capacity of 1.7 liters produced a gentle 38 horse power from 3600 revs. From 1949 there was also a diesel engine of the same size and strength. Soon after, the 170 Mercedes was also available as a box van, limousine and cabriolet. drive it! takes a look at a real piece of post-war automobile history.