1952 Mercedes-Benz 220

220 A Berline Découvrable No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Lot number 
    160
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis No 1870140751452

- Rare convertible version
- Beautiful restoration
- Reliable and powerful model
- No reserve

Introduced in 1951, the Mercedes 220 marks the brand's return into high-end cars following the aftermath of the Second World War. The 2.2L six-cylinder engine, combined with a rigorous chassis and posh interior, make this automobile efficient and luxurious.
This specific model is a rare version fitted with a large convertible top, while benefiting from an optional heating system and reinforced equipment against the cold. It was acquired by its previous owner in 1984 who then undertook a restoration, as evidenced by a file of invoices. The engine was subject to a complete restoration in 1986, including replacement of pistons, main shaft bearings, valves and their manuals. This older restoration and the interest of this model resulted in this car joining the collection in 2016 and the following year, it was completely restored and the brakes were repaired. The bodywork has a sober glossy black colour and the restored interior is covered with fabrics. The dashboard includes a car radio with lamps. The fabric rooftop is in good condition and folds to the rear of passengers at the back. With its homogenous and slightly patinated condition, this 220 is an important milestone in the brand's history, as well as offering reliability and performance… enough to plan great road trips and enjoy the pleasant convertible roof without having the inconvenience of the cabriolet

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A TYPING MISTAKE, THE CHASSIS NUMBER ON THE TITLE IS 187014751452 INSTEAD OF 1870140751452.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1952-mercedes-benz-220-berline-decouvrable-no-reserve-3980-160

Photos © Mathieu Bonnevie