Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

Top product: elegant Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A in blue/grey with the legendary six-cylinder M180 short-stroke engine, built just 259 times.

Technical Specification
Our ID 1081
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 220 Cabriolet A
Produced 1951-1955
Year 1954
Steering Left Hand Drive
Exterior Dark Blue
Interior Grey
Engine 6 In-Line
Capacity 2,171 cc
Power 63kW / 86bhp
Extras Radio, white wall tyres, suitcase

Vehicle available




The Era...

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

In the early 50's, demand increased in West Germany for upmarket vehicles. Mercedes introduced its six-cylinder, 220 ​​series (W187) in April 1951 at the IAA exhibition in Frankfurt. This first post-war six-cylinder engine (type M180) was designed as a short-stroke and was to be used successfully by Mercedes in various versions until 1989. For the chassis, the proven platform of the 170 S was used, but with changes to the bonnet and with the headlamps now built into the wings. Of the two-seater Cabriolet Type A, only 1278 examples were built, and as a customer at that time you had to pay 18,860 DM to own one.

The Condition...

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

Excellent condition throughout both technically and visually. A recent valuation report is available which confirms that the vehicle is top class. 

The Performance...

...or what is it like to drive?

The high-quality appearance of the vehicle will certainly be admired at events and on excursions. Its excellent technical condition allows it to be readily available for spontaneous trips both near and far. Assuming appropriate maintenance and care, the vehicle is an investment of both emotion and reason, with definite potential for capital appreciation.