In 1956 Mercedes-Benz began to offer their 220 model in a lavish coupe and cabriolet that sold in much smaller numbers than the sedan they were based off.
From October 1956 until late 1959, 1,251 coupes were made alongside 2,178 cabriolet and over 55,000 sedans.
These cars used the M180.924 inline-6 engine which was one of the last to use regular carburetors over an injection system. The single carb units produced around 100 bhp while the later cars used two Solex 32s to produce 105 bhp.
All the cars used a 4-speed manual transmission, but Mercedes-Benz did offer a Hydrak automatic clutch that used switches in the column shift lever to activate.
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S 180037.11.9509647 – sold for $68,750 According to copies on file of this Mercedes-Benz 220S’ factory records, this luxurious automobile was completed at the Stuttgart works in August of 1959. The new Coupe was built for the US market, with many special options and features. During the 1990s this luxurious Mercedes-Benz was beautifully restored by Precision Restoration Service of Bucker, Missouri. Auction Source: 2015 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Coupe 7514434 – sold for $100,000
Purchased new in San Francisco. Spent its entire life on the West coast. Recently detailed engine to concours standards. Believed to be 58,000 original miles. The first owner had it painted two-tone White and Dusty Rose for his wife. Known in the Portland area as Daisy Rose. Still painted in those colors after 30 years. Seats, burlwood, chrome, headliner, stainless and trunk compartment all appear to be original. Original books and sales literature. Copy of build sheet obtained from Mercedes-Benz Classic Center of Los Angeles. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S coupé 7511652 – sold for €51,750
Since acquisition the car has been used sparingly and currently displays a total of approximately 81,100 kilometres (50,400 miles) on the odometer. Serviced annually by a retired Mercedes-Benz mechanic, the car is described as in very good condition, both mechanically and bodily, and is said to need only a few very minor improvements to bring it back in showroom condition. With few owners and relatively little used, this rare 220S coupe represents a wonderful opportunity for the discerning collector to own one of these graceful, limited-edition Mercedes-Benz models of the classic era. The car is offered with technical inspection and Belgian Carte Grise. Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais