1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

Back in April 1951, Mercedes-Benz showed off the 220 Sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show. This shiny new model, known as chassis type W187, followed the 170 S. It came with a spiffy new chassis, cool looks, and a fresh engine. This marked the first truly “new” post-war model from the company. The big change was the brand-new 2.2-liter-six-cylinder engine with 80 horsepower under the hood, turning this car into a real autobahn cruiser.

From July 1951 to August 1955, a sleek cabriolet version was made. They only produced a total of 2,360 examples, with 1,178 of them rolling out in 1952. The Cabriolet A had a whopping 70 percent higher price tag compared to the regular sedan models, so not too many were made. With its fancy technical and snazzy cosmetic features, this glamorous car quickly became a top choice for movie stars all around the world.


Source: RM Sotheby’s

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