Selling a 1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet


1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet
1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet

In 1957, Mercedes Benz began their second year of building the Mercedes Benz 220S, a highly successful model following their first post-World War II 180 series. The 1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet featured an independent front suspension with drum brakes and a 2.2L carbureted inline-six with 100-115 horsepower, depending on the model. This propelled the relatively heavy car to 60mph in 17 seconds and offered a top speed of 100mph. European car makers viewed luxury and style as the rule of the day when Mercedes launched the 220S Cabriolet, long before the importance of brand positioning. Mercedes built 2,178 Cabriolets, and the cars quickly became known as the “Ponton,” describing the 1940’s style pontoon front fenders and sheer size of the car, while offering futuristic styling. The car was hand-built, including body panels, which shows the intricate nature and care Mercedes placed into this car.


1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

Despite the complicated nature of restoring a 1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet, a wealth of information is available for those willing to try, and there are buyers looking for models of all conditions. Some parts, however, must be hand-built to replace, so areas such as body and floor panels are of main concerns to buyers. Similarly, the chrome pieces on these cars can be difficult and expensive to find. If your car offers much of the original chrome, this is certainly an added benefit. A numbers-matching example will gain the highest value in the market today. The most important plates to verify, and the ones that educated buyers will want to see, are located on the inner fenders inside the engine bay, the engine driver’s side, on a bracket in front of the radiator, and in the driver’s side doorsill. Pictures of these will be beneficial. For more Seller’s Tips like these for the 1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet, be sure to connect with the team of classic car professionals at today!



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