Ann from Cincinnati says:

I worked with Jim to buy a Porsche 911 Cabriolet; I’d been looking for a Cabriolet in great condition for about a year and contacted Jim. Working with him via text, email and phone was simple and streamlined plus he’s a very interesting guy who is genuinely passionate about cars and about a straight forward sales process. I’d never purchased a car sight-unseen from an out of state seller — so I had some reservations, however Jim said all the right things, produced all the right support and responded quickly. The entire process took less time than I originally thought it might and the car exceeded my expectations. Thank you again, Ann (Cincinnati, Ohio) 


I have been a hot rod guy since a kid. One car I have always wanted was a 1936 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe that was ready to go. I found one that was close to my dream car on Classic Car Store’s website. All steel body built from the ground up as a Pro-Touring car and built right. Jim was very helpful, specific and told me the good and bad about the car. I decided to buy it, bought a one-way ticket from Oklahoma to Birmingham, AL. I hoped the car was what it was supposed to be. Jim picked me up at the Airport and took me to the Owner, an elderly gentleman in a small country town. The car was everything represented, much nicer than I expected. After getting the banking handled I made a road trip back home to Oklahoma stopping and seeing a couple of friends on the way back. Not one problem with the car. Overall it was an excellent experience, especially when you are buying a car from photos and getting information from someone you don’t know. If you want a straight shooter when buying a Classic Car, Jim is the man. Thank you, DF-OK

Craig from San Diego says:

I would not have been able to sell my 1963 Split Window Corvette for anything close to its sale price without Jim's assistance. He is professional, hard-working, and his expertise was invaluable. I recommend him highly to anyone trying to sell a classic vehicle! (Craig, San Diego, CA) 


Sheryl from Birmingham says:

Jim did an absolutely fabulous job from start to selling of my husbands car. He took, what was a very stressful situation for me, and made it very easy. He handled every detail as if he knew my husband personally. I highly recommend his services for selling your prized vehicles.(Sheryl, Birmingham, AL) 




1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da

Gullwing Motor Cars
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria, NY 11103
United States

1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da
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1951 Mercedes-Benz Type 170Da Open Tourer

This rare and superb 1951 Mercedes-Benz 170Da has undergone a professional restoration leaving no expense spared and having covered minimal mileage since completion. Its rarity and infrequency on American soil make it a truly exceptional and fascinating find, particularly with its diesel engine. It is finished in a two-tone cream and brown exterior over a black interior, a particularly appealing livery for this body style. These early diesel automobiles represent a groundbreaking achievement in automotive history and would be a prized addition to any esteemed collection, particularly one focusing on pioneering "alternative fuel" vehicles. This 170 comes with all four window inserts for all-weather touring, while the fold down windscreen provides wind-in-your-face excitement when the sun is shining. Accompanied by a Mercedes service manual, some restoration photos as well as some spare engine parts. Surely a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rarely seen early diesel Mercedes in comprehensively restored form.
The Mercedes-Benz W136 series, a line of four-cylinder passenger cars, served as the brand's flagship model from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Debuting in February 1936 as the 170 V (the "V" designation denoted "Vorn," or front, distinguishing it from the rear-engine 170 H), it succeeded the W15 Type 170 and became Mercedes' best-selling model from 1936 to 1939, with over 75,000 units manufactured by 1942. Surviving Allied bombing during World War II, its tooling facilitated post-war reconstruction. Resuming production in 1947, the 170 V regained its top-seller status until 1953. Most models were four-door "Limousines," although diverse body types were offered, including the "Cabrio-Limousine" with a foldaway canvas roof, while more utilitarian taxi variants featured large rear luggage racks. The range also included two-door "Cabriolet A" and "Cabriolet B" models. Despite war disruptions, Mercedes-Benz production recommenced in 1946, initially focusing on light trucks and ambulances before passenger car production resumed in 1947. The 170 V saw a resurgence in 1949, including a diesel variant dubbed the Mercedes-Benz 170 D, renowned for its exceptional fuel economy.
Chassis no. 136.174.13127/51
Engine no. 636.930.8503410
  • A pioneering early diesel passenger car
  • Rare and seldom seen in the U.S.
  • Older high-quality restoration, few miles since
  • Exceptionally well-preserved condition
  • Great candidate for the Show Circuit
Price: $49,500
Peter Kumar
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria NY 11103
United States
Gullwing Motor Cars Peter Kumar
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Thank you for your interest in Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you as one of the largest dealers of European and American Classic and Exotic cars on the east coast of the U.S.A. We offer the most competitive prices in the market. We carry a stock of more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, visited by customers from all over the country and overseas. Please see our new inventory list. We update our website almost everyday.

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We specialize in European cars such as Mercedes Benz, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugati, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, MG, Triumph, Maserati, Morgan, Pesago, Avanti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Delorean, Delage, Delahaye, Dualghia, Lotus,Lamborghini and various others and American cars such as American Bantom, Buick, Chevrolet - Corvette, Impala, Camaro, Cadillac, Ford - Mustang, Thunderbird, Plymouth - Cuda, Cord, Fiat - Toplino, Jolly, Duesenberg, Packard, Pontiac GTO, Lincoln, Auburn, Pierce Arrow, Excalibur, Plymouth, Studbaker and various other antique and classic cars. We thank you again, and welcome any inquiries you may have for any cars that might be of interest to you.