Car Of The Day: 1933 Mercedes-Benz SS 27/170/225 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz SS (Supersport) Cabriolet (W06), Modell 27/170/225 PS, 1933
Introduced in February 1933 at the Berlin Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz SS was a six-cylinder automobile that was produced until 1934. Due to several models with similar names produced by Mercedes-Benz during the 1930s (and again in the 1980s), the car is now commonly identified using the manufacturer’s Works Number, W06.
A version of the SS 27/170/225 also existed that offered 170 hp (125 kW) without a compressor with the same displacement and rated speed, but this increased to 225 hp (165 kW) when the Roots fan was used, resulting in a higher performance due to a higher compression ratio of 6.2:1. The top speed also increased to 190 km/h.
The personal luxury roadster featured a leather-clad interior and a wooden dashboard with four dials. Additionally, two glove compartments were added on each side for the driver and passenger. As the company’s flagship model at the time, the SS 27/170/225 PS was the rarest of them all, having been built in very few numbers throughout its one year production time.