The 220 Cabriolet A, introduced in 1951, was a transitional model for Daimler-Benz, retaining elements of pre-war styling, and still employed structural wood body framing, the last Daimler-Benz models to do so. Only 1278 examples were produced through 1955. This car is from the last year of production and is one of only 300 curved windshield cars built. The quality and attention to detail in all aspects of the construction matched or exceeded the best pre-war models. While the Mercedes 220 sedans were produced on assembly lines, these low volume cabriolets were primarily hand built. This car underwent a complete body off restoration over a six plus year period and is restored to exceptional show quality standards. Henry Magno, of Magno Restorations, Ward Hill MA, an early Mercedes expert, restored this Cabriolet. This car is complete with Factory luggage, tool kit, and manuals.

According to the car's build sheet, the original purchaser specified an unusual custom color combination, DB 125 pearl gray, with gray-green top and red leather, and it has been restored to these specifications. Fortunately, the last available top material in this color was obtained for this car.  Mechanically, the car was far from antiquated, with its short stroke, overhead cam engine, fully independent suspension and a dual joint swing axle in the rear. Driving the car belies the vintage look, and reveals a well-balanced package with surprisingly nimble handling.

The car has won Best in Class awards at the Misselwood Concours, and the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival, 2018, and an Amelia Award, Amelia Island Concours, 2019.

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Year
1955

Make
Mercedes Benz

Model
220 Cabriolet

Mileage
78.325

Horsepower
80

Drive Layout
RWD

Transmission
Manual

Color
Grey