Lot 113: Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet
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. This wonderful and rare Mercedes 220 S cabriolet is fitted with the sought after manual gearbox and following a ground up restoration, its condition is described as simply superb throughout. Finished in gleaming black with a tan leather interior and beige hood, this is certainly one of the most elegant (and reliable) German cabriolets of the late 1950s. Coys are particularly proud to once again offer such a superb Mercedes 220 S cabriolet after our successful sale of a sister car at this year's Techno Classica auction in April. Indeed a rare chance and not to be missed.
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