1960 Mercedes-Benz 220S Sedan
|Performance:||2.2 litre inline six-cylinder engine|
|Suspension:||Fully independent coil spring suspension|
|Features:||German Blaupunkt AM push button radio, heater-defroster, clock, full chrome wheel covers|
|Mileage:||5,603 original miles|
(SOLD) This wonderful 220S Sedan example is in pristine condition, with only 5,603 original miles on the odometer. The classy black exterior and red leather interior definitely round out the perfect 220 package nicely. Wonderful features include the classic German Blaupunkt AM push button radio, heater-defroster, clock, full chrome wheel covers, four-wheel disc brakes and period correct wide whitewall tires. It’s hard to match the world-class style this essentially new, low mileage Mercedes-Benz offers; Whether you’re valet parking at your favorite restaurant on a Saturday night or attending a Concours event, this vintage Mercedes will make any classic car enthusiast stare with envy. The driving experience is hard to describe considering you are in a 53 year-old vehicle that is outperforming most of the traffic around it! Mercedes-Benz were known for their immaculate design and hand crafted excellence, and these cars were essentially hand-built with quality materials and an attention to detail that has been replaced by automation, computers and committees. This half century-old time capsule comes out of previous long-term ownership, and is a fine testament to mechanical excellence and efficient, purposeful design. If a special Mercedes has ever crossed your mind, this may be your opportunity to own a car of unique presence, style, and quality that will be the star of any preservation class event.
A key model for the Mercedes-Benz image in 1960, the 220S was the last of the series which had design roots and styling cues beginning in 1953 with the Mercedes-Benz 180 Sedan, known as the W120 chassis. The 220S featured a unitized body/frame construction and fully independent suspension. All models were fitted with a 2.2 litre straight six gasoline engine (M127) with aluminum head, overhead camshaft, and Bosch mechanical fuel injection, mated with a column-mounted four-speed manual transmission. This great driving Mercedes-Benz had a low production model run of only 1,974 Sedans in 1960, which makes them extremely rare today.