1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Sunroof Coupe
Price: US $32,600.00 Item location: Kingston, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 220 S
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 96,931
- VIN: 180037-10-950XXXX
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Cream
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Mercedes-Benz 200-SeriesThis particular car is one of those rare sunroof coupe models, sold new in 1959 to a Mr. Thompson in New York, and equipped for the US market. I purchased the car from the Mid-Western US, but details on the early history are not known at this time.
The car is best described as an exceedingly straight, solid, and dry excellent “driver” example with a wonderful body and matching numbers. It is equipped with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission vs. Mercedes’ Hydrax unit which was plagued with mechanical problems.
The car makes a strong presentation. The dark color highlights the car’s excellent body with wonderful panel match throughout. The chrome is generally very good, and for the most part looks to be original, with just minor weathering and ageing. The window glass and lenses are all in good order, as are the emblems. The car sits on factory steel wheels with nice hubcaps.
The interior has beautiful wood trim which has clearly been redone in the recent past. The headliner is very good, as is the leather seat and door panel upholstery, which appears to have also been redone at some point. The engine bay and underside are very complete with the battery hold down and VDO windshield washer bottle, and are in keeping with a good driver presentation.
The car runs and drives well with ample power and a smooth operating transmission and driveline. The brakes work well, the suspension is soft and compliant, and steering is accurate.
Included with the sale is a full book package including the supplement, service book, owner’s manual, and parts catalog, as well as the tool roll with tools, and the spare wheel with tire.
I will consider ending the auction early if the right offer comes along. So don't be shy to ask. The worst I will say, is thank you, but no thanks.