1939 Mercedes-Benz Typ 320

Cabriolet A

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1939
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    43
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Portuguese title
Chassis No 019009
Engine No 123752

- Gorgeous restoration, quality finish
- Interesting and rare model
- Attractive set of colours

Mercedes cars were as refined as they were robust back in the 1930s and the 500K, leading model of that series, gave the whole package an undeniable prestige. Launched in February 1937 to supersede the 290, the 320 (classification W142) was part of the luxury models and compared to its predecessor, it featured an inclined grille including a more modern and sleek design. It was fitted with a 3.2-litre engine producing 77 hp, enabling it to reach 130 km/h: It is worth remembering that during this period, standard saloon cars were peaking at 90 km/h. These performances went hand in hand with a particularly neat finish, including leather interior, wooden dashboard and counters on a white background conveying the mother-of-pearl.
This example on offer reflects this high-end finish, enhanced by a beautiful restoration. With a two-tone blue and light grey colour combination, this Mercedes 320 features a gorgeous beige leather upholstery covering the seats and doors; the wooden dashboard and doors appears in impeccable condition. Equipment-wise, it includes Bosch headlights, an adjustable driver side projector and three-blade wipers. We can even note the presence of two flag holders. There is a third seat in the rear compartment and a panel closes a boot accessible from the inside. A beautifully crafted tailor-made suitcase is included. Small indicators have been added to the bumper for safety purposes.
This Mercedes will bring high-quality satisfaction to its new owner, along with the discovery of a driving pleasure in total comfort and luxury.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1939-mercedes-benz-320-cabriolet-3980-43

Photos © Alex Penfold