Selling a 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet


1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet
1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet

First introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of 1955, the 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet was the shortened version of its sedan counterpart. The first car rolled off the assembly line in July of 1956. At the time, Mercedes recognized a need in the market for luxury cars that were not only for the super wealthy, but also models that could be enjoyed by hardworking businessmen, professionals and families alike. Featuring an independent suspension and additional floor reinforcements to make up for its open-air construction, the 220S Cabriolet was a hand-built masterpiece. Chrome covered the curvature of the car, and solid wood shaped the dashboard. The primary transmission was a four-speed manual with a large column shifter. Only 2,178 Cabriolet models were made between 1956 and 1960, and they would become known as the “Ponton” series; a word used for describing the 1940’s style pontoon front fenders and overall size of these 220S models. The 220S Cabriolet featured a 2.2L single overhead cam (SOHC) inline-six, delivering 100-115 horsepower and 119-152 lb. ft. of torque.


1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

If you’re thinking about selling a 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the current market for Mercedes classics and to explore the valuable Seller’s Tips that will make your sale as smooth and successful as possible. One of the most important steps you can take prior to selling your classic, particularly if it is road-worthy, is to have a third party inspection performed. This will not only help you evaluate the overall condition of your classic and point out any areas of concern that should be corrected before sale, it will help you by giving an accurate condition to base your sales price on. During this inspection you’ll want to have the certified Mercedes mechanic check for rust as well. Rust plays a major role in these older Mercedes models.



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