2012 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
Lot
22

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet (LHD)

$88,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-Line 6-cylinder,2195cc
Gearbox 4-speed Manual
Body Work Convertible
Colour Red
Interior Cream
Trim Leather
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

The W187 was Mercedes-Benz's line of six-cylinder luxury cars in the early-1950s. It was sold as a sedan, coupe, and cabriolet, all with the 220 model name. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1951, the 220 sedan was replaced by the W105/W180 line in 1953. The coupe and cabriolet lasted until August 1955. All 220s used a 2195cc straight-6 engine producing 80hp DIN/60kW). The styling was similar to the 170 S except that the headlights were integrated into the fenders for a slightly more modern look. Two different cabriolet models were built, but they only sold 1,278 and 997 for the "A" (two-door) and "B" (four-door) versions, respectively. The saloon went out of production in May, 1954; the Cabriolet models soldiered on for another 15 months, now equipped with the new W180 220 A engine.

Today, these early Fifties Mercedes span the gap between the pre-war monsters and the famous SL range which set the template for the brand Mercedes is today.

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