1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S
Year of manufacture1958
Exterior brand colourBlack
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
It is not always appreciated what a stir Mercedes-Benz road cars made in the 1950s. Leaving aside such obvious stars as the 300SL ‘Gullwing’, there were headlines like Magnificent Mercedes when a new saloon came out. It is not hard to see why: the company introduced new levels of build quality to even its most mundane models.
Take the 220S, here was a discreetly styled saloon with a top speed of 100mph when it was introduced in 1956, 100mph was beyond some sports cars. It was superbly assembled at a time when most saloons were of dubious quality and it had such features as servo-assisted brakes and an overhead camshaft engine.