Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A

Elegant Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A in red two-tone - the touring car of the 30s with good road holding and ergonomic handling.

Our ID 1054
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 320 Cabriolet A
Produced 1937-1942
Year 1938
Steering Left Hand Drive
Exterior Red/Two-tone
Interior Beige
Engine 6 In-Line
Capacity 3,404 ccc
Power 57kW/78bhp
Extras Chrome wire wheels, 2 spare wheels, auxiliary headlights, search lights, radio

...or what was it actually like in those days?

A luxury car as an outstanding achievement of the German automotive industry before the war – when arms production had priority. Vehicle purchases could be subsidised if the vehicles were made available in the event of mobilisation. In line with the many vehicle and body variants of Mercedes, the 320 replaced the 290 from 1937. The chassis of the 290 was further used on longer and wider bodies. The 320 was designed as a touring car which could handle longer distances with ease. Although not designed for high performance, the 320 excels through its good road holding and comfortable low-effort handling. Due to the generally poorer quality fuel of the time and the resultant power loss, the capacity of the engine was later increased to 3.4 litres - a measure which all other German automobile manufacturers had to carry out. Power and torque values ​​remained unchanged. The ZF four-speed transmission now received an additional new “Ferngang” feature. This later so-called “overdrive" was activated by means of a separate lever. It reduced the rotational speed by 26% and therefore improved fuel efficiency at high speeds. 5,133 examples of the 320 were produced at the Mannheim plant and sold for an impressive 13,500 Reichmarks.

...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?

The vehicle has been professionally restored, both technically and visually, with the highest level of craftsmanship. After the restoration, the vehicle has not made any trips. It is in pristine condition and everything works perfectly. The work is documented. 

...or what is it like to drive?

The vehicle is particularly suitable for prominent trips and shows. With its rare and harmonious colour scheme of subtle, two-tone red exterior combined with the tasteful beige leather interior, the elegant lines of type-A body come into their own, attracting positively admiring glances from all around. The excellent technical condition allows for trouble-free driving at any time. Provided appropriate care and maintenance are ongoing, there is still a long running life ahead, and increasing values are anticipated.

Preiskategorie E:  500.000 bis 700.000 Euro

Garantie: 1 Jahr, vollumfänglich