Chassis n° 18701209014/52
Engine n° 18092009149/52
Collection Mercedes-Benz France
Rare, luxury model
Original engine block
High standard older restoration
This 220 A cabriolet left the factory on 13 November 1952 and was first registered on 10 April 1953. It was delivered new to the company KM Rudolph-Aegerter, in Berlin-Tempelhof, presented originally in cream (ref DB 629) with red leather interior. When acquired by Mercedes-Benz France on 22 October 1996, the car had been in Paris for at least seven years.
The car presents well, having benefitted from an older restoration that has survived the passage of time remarkably well. Cosmetically, the well-conserved black paintwork shows a few signs of oxidation and the chrome is in reasonable condition. The car sports a pair of Bosch lamps with Hella straps on the front bumpers. The well-preserved interior features an elegant wood and red leather dashboard complete with original Becker radio. The comfortable front seats display a light patina and the mats are worn. The black hood, lined with beige alpaca, is in good condition, and the car also has a tonneau cover and owner's manual. The maintenance file dates back to 1997 and includes an inspection report carried out in 2015. The car has the original engine and was serviced in September 2017 by Mercedes-Benz.
This nicely-patinated cabriolet represents a great opportunity to buy a rare model, of which just 2 360 examples were built. It was one of the first post-war Mercedes-Benz models to be equipped with a 6-cylinder engine. Designed as a luxury automobile, it has lost none of its stature and remains extremely appealing today.