Mercedes-Benz 220 B (W187)

Fixed price

€ 136,000.-

Car-ID: XT0290
Model, Body type:
Convertible
Registration:
1952
Engine Power:
2,195 CCM (59 KW / 80 BHP)
Transmission:
Manual transmission
Color:
Beige
Doors:
2
Mileage:
54,100 km

Vehicle Description

– 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 B Convertible from the W 187 series
– one of only 997 vehicles of its kind
– used to run in Portugal, exact number of owners unknown
– restored some time ago
– elegant colour combination of beige paint and blue leather interior
– very attractive and well-kept condition inside and out
– inline 6-cylinder engine with 59 kW (80 hp) from 2.2 litres of capacity
– 4-speed manual gearbox
– mechanically sound, recently checked, no pending repairs reported
– Portugese registration documents, valid technical approval until 11/2019
– a rare and highly special convertible that complements any Mercedes-Benz collection


Immediately after WWII, Mercedes-Benz had only offered 4-cylinder engines in their passenger cars. This changed when at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 1951, the company presented two 6-cylinder models: One was the range-topping 300 (W 186), the other the 220 (W 187). The latter essentially used the chassis and body shell of the pre-war W 153, presented in 1938, just that the previously free-standing headlights were now integrated into the fenders in an attempt at making the car look more modern. In direct comparison to more progressively styled, ponton-bodied cars like the Borgward Hansa, the 220 still looked positively old-fashioned from the start. What was modern and received plenty of praise, however, was the inline 6-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft and oversquare dylinder dimensions. It provided a power output of 59 kW (80 hp), sufficient for a top speed of 140 km/h (or 145 km/h for the convertible). So it doesn’t come as a surprise that, while the W 187 had an unusually short production run, the basic layout of the M 180 engine lived on, with many modifications and power enhancements, until 1989. A total of 18,514 units of the W 187 were built, with the coupe – only available 1954 / 1955 – being by far the rarest model, of which only 85 pieces were manufactured.

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Blue
  • Leather

Exterior Features

  • Beige

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