1955 Mercedes 220A Cabriolet: 1 of 1,297 Cabriolet As produced and
1 of 300 with a Curved Windshield One of 1,297 Cabriolet As
produced 1951 through 1955, this car is from the last year of
production and is one of only 300 second series curved windshield
cars built. Ivory with blue leather interior, this black plate
California car sports a striking style carried over from pre-war
Mercedes. While 220 Sedans were produced on assembly lines, these
low volume Cabriolets were primarily hand built. This particular
example comes accompanied by Factory luggage, original manuals, and
Mercedes Certificate. A three owner car from new, this 220A
Cabriolet was purchased new in Hollywood at Mercedes-Benz on Sunset
Blvd as a wedding gift to a young couple from the Brides parents.
After she become discouraged by the increasing Freeway traffic in
LA, the car was put away in garage storage sometime in the mid
1960s. It would stay there until 1986 when it was brought out and
serviced by Mercedes. Shortly thereafter the car was sold to a
retired dentist in San Diego. The car remained under his ownership
until it was sold to the previous owner in 2008.The car is an
original survivor that remains in wonderful condition for its age.
All the small details remain undisturbed and are in very good
condition. Doors and all panels line up as Factory spec. Paint is
mostly original; although some panels show evidence of older
lacquer respray that has aged consistently with the rest of the
car. Interior is original as well as the top. Overall the car shows
well but has the patina expected for its age. A rare and exciting
opportunity to own a wonderfully original final year 220A
Cabriolet. 1 of 1,297 Cabriolet As produced 1 of 300 with a Curved
Windshield Final Year for the 220A Cabriolet Black plate California
Car Offered with Factory luggage, original manuals, and Mercedes
Certificate An original three owner car from newPrice: $129,500
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