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1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Convertible

Scottsdale 2014
Consignment # 7465
VIN:   180030N8509107

Approx. Run Time
Saturday 5:55PM - 6:15PM


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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 15th – 19th, 2014 at Russo and Steele's 14th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

Debuting at the 1956 Frankfurt Motor Show, the beautiful new 220S “Ponton” was Mercedes top of the line model and shared a resemblance to the elegant 190SL and sleek 300SL Roadster. A fully hand built luxury cruiser, the 200S Cabriolet was built for four passengers with all of the modern day luxury conveniences, acres of real wood and leather, and plush carpeting. Powered by Mercedes-Benz’ straight 6-cylinder, 120-bhp engine breathing through twin Solex carburetors and 4-speed manual transmission. Just 1,066 Cabriolets were built in 1957 and each was coachbuilt to impeccable standards, with the Cabriolet costing almost 75 per cent more than the standard 200S Sedan. These early luxury four-seater convertibles are getting harder and harder to find especially in restored condition.

This stunning 1957 Mercedes-Benz 200S Cabriolet is a US specification car and was delivered new to its first owner in 1957 in California. The car has been in two long term collections and has recently undergone a full body off restoration to a very high standard. The car has been used on rare occasions to local Mercedes Benz club meets and shows and retains all of its original equipment as it left the factory. The car has its original matching number 6 cylinder engine, its original spare and original owner’s manuals and shop manuals. The car has undergone a full body off restoration; the paint was done to a very high standard in its original color and is 100% rust-free. All of the chrome and bright work have been done to a very high standard and looks stunning. The leather interior and carpeting has recently been replaced in its original factory spec material and colors. A brand new German soft top has just been put on the car using only correct factory materials. The only thing on the car that is original is the wood dash board, which is absolutely stunning and has a beautiful patina to it. Most 220’s have had their wood redone with a gloss finish, but this car still has its original non lacquer finish and looks beautiful. The car has a correct matching boot cover for the soft top which snaps in easily. The engine has been completely rebuilt and tuned to factory specs, all pieces have either been replaced or rebuilt and painted or re-powder coated the exact way the car left the factory. The entire car has been detailed and looks stunning. This 220S Cabriolet runs and drives like the day it left the showroom floor, it start right up and runs incredibly smooth. It idles perfectly and accelerates smoothly. The 4-speed manual transmission is exceptionally smooth and shifts without any issues. The suspension has all been sorted and rebuilt or replaced and feels incredibly smooth and tight. This is an absolutely stunning 220S Cabriolet, in stunning and rare colors. These are becoming increasingly hard to find and have taken a huge increase in value, following their 300SL brothers.