1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S CabrioletSOLD

1959 MERCEDES BENZ 220 S CABRIOLET

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--Crème with Red leather interior and Red carpeting, 6-cylinder, 4-speed manual.

Introduced in 1953, the famed Ponton series is widely considered the first truly modern Mercedes-Benz built in the post-war era. With its gorgeous hand-fitted woodwork and fashionable styling, the 220 Cabriolet was an incredibly expensive car that rivaled the finest luxury automobiles of the day.

According to copies of original factory records, this original color-matching numbers 220 S was optioned with a Becker Europa radio, Continental whitewall tires and special equipment for US delivery. On July 9, 1959, the completed Cabriolet was shipped to Indianapolis, presumably destined for Studebaker Packard in South Bend, the factory’s official US distribution agent at the time.

In the mid-1970s, Ted Nugent of Holland, Michigan, acquired the 220 S for his personal collection. A member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Mr. Nugent enjoyed the car for more than a decade before undertaking a restoration to return the car to its original splendor.

Documented by an album of photos, the complete restoration included dismantling the car before attending to all cosmetic and mechanical aspects.

When the restoration process was finally completed in the early 1990s, the pristine 220 S was taken to a number of local shows. Over the years, the Cabriolet has been consistently maintained to a high standard inside and out. Today, the car presents very well and possesses the lovely, inviting feel of a well-cared-for restoration.

This 220 S Cabriolet is offered with an impressive file that includes restoration photos, copies of factory build records, a pair of 1959 Michigan license plates, as well as a Mercedes-Benz workshop manual, parts catalogue, instruction manual, service booklet, list of authorized dealers and sales brochure.

Reference Number 161262

as of 3/28/2012

Overview
Car 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet
Exterior / Interior Color Creme / Red 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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