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1957 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet W180

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  • Older restoration in very good order 
  • Beautiful and rare twin carburettor 220S 
  • Gorgeous and very original interior 
  • Original Dutch car
  • One of only 2,178 built 
  • Highly desirable four seater drop top 

The Appeal 

Hand-finished by Mercedes-Benz’ Sindelfingen coachworks and 75% more expensive than its saloon sibling, the W180 II 220S was something quite special, even when new. Today it is one of the firm’s most desirable classics, its handsome body lines as appealing as its carefully detailed four seater interior. 
The 220S gained mildly altered aesthetic over the original 220A but it was under the bonnet where extra power provided the real difference. Just 2,178 of these cars left the factory from August 1957 and here we have a particularly delightful example. 
Classically finished in black with sumptuous burgundy leather interior, it is an older restoration and an original Dutch-registered car. In very good condition it looks ready for any inspection. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Original European specification, Dutch registered car
  • First registered 8th October 1957
  • The 220S was launched in August 1957 so this is an early example 
  • Dutch registration plate 
  • Vendor offers inspection and viewing can be arranged if required 

The Condition

  • Nice black paintwork reflects older restoration 
  • There are some light signs of patina outside but no corrosion or visional issues 
  • Good chromework and exterior trim fittings
  • Black fabric roof in very good order and works correctly 
  • Factory steel wheels with body colour hub caps 
  • Underside in good order with no issues to report 
  • Magnificent interior in standard trim with some age wear 
  • This is limited to front seats which show light creasing to bases
  • Full four seater interior with sumptuous leather trim in good order
  • Wood veneers across dashboard and doors in very good order 
  • Interior fittings well presented with no visible omissions or damage 
  • Strip speedo with clear decals and shrouds
  • Carpets throughout cabin and boot well kept 
  • Factory spare wheel in boot 

The Mechanics 

  • M180 2,195cc straight six Mercedes-Benz engine developing 97bhp 
  • Twin carburettors 
  • 4spd manual gearbox with column shift 
  • Vendor reports that the car runs, brakes and shifts 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1957
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 220 220 S
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 22,186 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2195
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Waalwijk
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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