Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
|Model||220 Cabriolet A|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Extras||White wall tyres, radio, auxiliary headlamps, suitcase|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
The Mercedes-Benz 220 was introduced in 1951 at the IAA in Frankfurt together with the 300 (called Adenauer) and including the first all-new six-cylinder engine from Daimler-Benz after the second world war. The modern short-stroke engine with overhead camshaft was installed on the largely unchanged chassis of the 170 S, helping the car to significantly better performance. The engine was used, with continuous modifications, for nearly 40 years until 1989. The external appearance of the 220 displayed changes to the bonnet and the headlights were now integrated into the wings. The new series was available as a four-seat sedan, the two-seater cabriolet A, a four-seater cabriolet B and, for the first time after the war, as a two-seat coupé. At a price of 18.500 Deutschmarks, only 1,278 examples of this exclusive cabriolet were built.
...or how did it fare over the years?
The vehicle was delivered to its first owner via the company Schultz in Hamburg Altona/Germany in 1952. First registration was at 21/08/1952 in Hamburg/Germany. The German registration documents with three owners from 1952 to 1972 are available. In 2016 the car has been subject to a total restoration at the highest level.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The cabriolet A was recently fully restored. Technically and visually the vehicle presents itself in immaculately good condition. The vehicle has proper clearances, is superb visually and everything works properly mechanically. The car still has got its original engine from first delivery and the restoration was performed according to colour specifications of the Mercedes-Benz data card.
...or what is it like to drive?
A 220 A Cabriolet gives its owner, driver and passengers an inimitable feeling of serenity and calm, safe in the knowledge that it can be relied upon as a quality product. One could say it is typical Mercedes - a symbol of German craftsmanship! Trips with the top down are a sensory experience and you have security in the knowledge that you have made a very stable investment. A Mercedes from the 50s in its best form - a 2-door, 2-seat convertible. It speaks both emotion and reason alike.
Preiskategorie B: 175.000 bis 225.000 Euro
Garantie: 1 Jahr, vollumfänglich