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1951→1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1951→1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1951→1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

The first of the Pontoon-fender Mercedes were seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in in April of 1951. It was offered alongside the 300 and both cars had a similar inline-6 engine.

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
production years 1951 – 1955
built at Germany
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Chain-Driven SOHC
fuel feed 2 Solex 30PAAJ Carburettors
displacement 2195 cc / 133.95 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke 72.8 mm / 2.87 in
compression 6.5:1
power 58.9 kw / 79 bhp @ 4850 rpm
specific output 35.99 bhp per litre
torque 142.4 nm / 105 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
steering Worm & Sector
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Swing Axle w/Coil Springs
dry weight 1453 kg / 3200 lbs
wheelbase 2845 mm / 112.0 in
front track 1315 mm / 51.8 in
rear track 1435 mm / 56.5 in
length 4538 mm / 178.7 in
width 1685 mm / 66.3 in
height 1560 mm / 61.4 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~144.81 kph / 90 mph
fuel capacity 65 litres or 17.16 gal.


Auction Sales History


1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 2279952 – sold for €103,500 Offered from long term ownership, this Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A was completely restored in 1985-1986 by Atelier de Restauration de Touraine. Works carried out include dismantling to the chassis; restoration of the timber body frame; an engine overhaul; chassis restoration; new paintwork; fully re-trimming the interior; and refurbishing the entire electrical system, instrument panel and radio. Only a few months ago the brakes and clutch were overhauled and the car is described by the now elderly owner as in generally excellent condition, having been well maintained for the last 30-or-so years. Nicely presented in green with beige soft-top, this most stylish Mercedes-Benz cabriolet is offered with French Carte Grise and the quotation, invoice and photographs relating to its restoration.

Auction Source: The Mercedes-Benz Sale 2015 by Bonhams



1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 187.012.06634/52 – sold for $286,000 Exceptional older restoration with minimal mileage since. Recent professional detailing and mechanical sorting. Includes custom-fitted luggage. The dashboard carries an elaborate four-band pushbutton radio, and included with the car are extensive invoices from the restoration work performed by Howe, Diamond, and Legendary Motor Cars. As the car has seen limited use since restoration, the recent detailing is in excellent condition throughout.
Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s



1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 A Cabriolet “Earthly Paradise” – sold for $187,000 An original work of art by Hiro Yamagata. Part of the “Earthly Paradise” series. Not only art but also properly restored.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions


1955 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 4500485 – sold for €100,050 This exclusive, limited edition Cabriolet A has had only two owners since restoration in 2006, the bodywork having being restored in Poland and the mechanicals rebuilt in Germany. Presented in commensurately good condition, the car comes complete with tool kit and is offered with starting instructions, technical inspection (valid until 2014) and German registration papers.
Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais