DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A RARE, CLASSIC MERCEDES!
Mercedes Benz officially entered the world of automobile manufacturing in 1926, but the company draw its history from decades prior with roots extending to Karl Benz’s 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen widely regarded as the world’s first gasoline powered automobile and the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaff 1901 Mercedes. Of course today the marque is known for producing some of the world’s best luxury cars and SUV’s, often combining luxury and performance as well as owning a rich racing history.
The decade of the 1940’s was devastating for the auto industry world-wide as car plants retooled to support military efforts for their respective countries. World War II saw many factories bombed in Europe and at the end of the war many industrial cities were in shambles. Following World War II it took several years for the West German economy to begin to recover, and by the middle part of the 1950’s Mercedes Benz debuted the 200A to great success. The 220 was built on the W180 chassis, earning the nickname “Ponton” because of the vehicle’s exterior shape, and entered the market in 1954 with final production in 1959.
In 1956 the 220S replaced the 220A, featuring some minor trim appointments and a one-piece front bumper from the former three-piece unit. The major difference came under the hood, as the 2,196cc engine was upgraded from a single carb to a pair of Solex two barrels. This effectively added about 10 horsepower to the motor and allowed the 220S a top speed approaching 100 miles per hour.
The overwhelming majority of the 220S vehicles were four door sedans, but in 1956 Mercedes Benz also introduced a two door model available as either a coupe of a cabriolet. Production continued through the 1959 model year with a total of only 3,429 two door models (coupes and cabriolets) ever manufactured.
We are offering this very fine example of the final year of Mercedes Benz 220S production. One of the rare coupes, this vehicle is outfitted with a white exterior and the matching white interior is highlighted with rich wood accents and shiny chrome. Options include a rare AM/FM radio. Power comes from the 2,166cc engine with power transferring to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. While some 220S models had an optional electrically-controlled clutch, this car has the traditional manual clutch which works smoothly. A participant in the Colorado Grand in 2017, this car has been in the portfolio of the present owner since 2015. It is very original, with the seat belts being the only nod to the modern era and shows 18,717 miles on the odometer.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this exceptional example of late 1950’s German engineering for the price of $124,900 USD. Pre-purchase inspections are welcomed and encouraged. We will gladly provide transportation assistance at the buyer’s expense. For additional information or to discuss the purchase of this vehicle contact Steve Russell, sales manager, at 417-532-8000.
Evergreen Digital Showroom will gladly entertain reasonable offers on all vehicles we represent. If you would like to make an offer on this vehicle please call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000 to discuss this further. If you have questions about this specific vehicle, feel free to contact us and we will attempt to provide you with that information.
For a complete listing of all the vehicles Evergreen Digital Showroom has for sale, please visit our website at www.evergreendigitalshowroom.com.
Because of the number of vehicles we represent we cannot drive every vehicle for long distances. These vehicles have been part of static displays for long periods of time, in some cases for decades, and are subject to the flaws and imperfections consistent with that. While we do our best to disclose all issues we known about a vehicle in our advertising, these are old cars and something that has always worked in the past might not function properly today. Please check the requirements of your state regarding the licensing and registration of classic vehicles and make sure the vehicle you are looking at meets those if applicable. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom possess a clean (non-branded) title which will be provided the new buyer when purchase funds clear our financial institution. Virtually all of our vehicles are sold as mileage exempt due to their age. We do not warranty any vehicle, nor any part of the vehicle including air conditioning systems, brake systems, electrical systems and gauges, fuel systems, accessories or powertrain components.
These are old vehicles and it is very common for them to require certain maintenance and upkeep for them to be operational. In many cases issues with leaks may develop when being driven after a long period of not being used. This is common, as classic cars at some point will leak fluids. For this reason, we do not encourage buyers to attempt driving their purchase home as we cannot guarantee functional reliability of these vehicles. We strongly encourage prospective buyers to be sure they are comfortable with these issues before purchasing a classic car.
Descriptions of vehicles represented by Evergreen Digital Showroom are intended to be informational in nature and do not in any way constitute any sort of warranty, expressed or implied. Again, these vehicles are presented “as-is, where-is” without guarantee or warranty. Vehicles manufactured prior to 1981 will likely not be included in the databases of companies such as CarFax and AutoCheck that provide vehicle history information to consumers. If you have specific questions regarding a vehicle we urge you to contact us at 417-532-8000.