The first Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet was introduced to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1955. The first production car would roll off the production line in July of 1956, with the Coupes following in October of 1956. The 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Coupe, also known as the W180, offered a 2.2L inline-six with 99hp, which would later be increased to 105hp with the addition of twin carburetors. The Mercedes Benz 220S was also part of the illustrious Ponton series, which was known for its commanding presence and exceptionally luxurious appointments. While the larger 300 series was even more glamorous, Mercedes saw a market for a less expensive, more personal automobile. To do this, the 220 Sedan chassis was cut down by 4.7 inches, chrome embellishments were added and wood and leather trim was standard. Only 1,251 Mercedes Benz 220S Coupe Ponton models would be produced, making them extremely rare in the classic car market today. It is not estimated how many remain roadworthy in their current conditions.
Whether you’re considering buying a 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Coupe in pristine condition for your showroom or garage, or would like to find a good candidate for restoration, The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in making your classic car dreams a reality. Based in Los Angeles, they are a California classic car dealership with a worldwide reputation for fair and honest classic car deals. With years of experience in the industry and as a leader in the classic car marketplace, they are happy to share the Buyer’s Tips they have acquired over the years for the 1956 220S Coupe.
Because of the high cost of restoration, mint examples of the 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Coupe are quite high in value. When purchasing a model for restoration, a good body is often more important than good mechanics, as mechanical parts for these models are more available. For more Buyer’s Tips like these, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the 220S Coupe you desire. Connect today!
1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Details:
Learn More About Classic Mercedes Benz 220S: