Type220 Cabriolet A
Time of production1951-1955
SteeringLeft hand drive
InteriorLeather Beige (bright)
Engine6 Cylinder in a row
Engine Power 59kW 80HP
ExtrasWhite wall tires, Radio, Additional headlight, luggage set
Availabilityavailable On demand - Vehicle is still under restoration
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.
The vehicle is currently being restored.
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.