The 1958 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet, also known as the 220SE Cabriolet Ponton, is a very collectible German classic. More adventurous in style and modern for the time, the Saloons, Convertibles and Coupes for this new series came with a myriad of options including fitted luggage, two-tone paint, a front bench seat and whitewall tires. Also notable, the 220SE Cabriolet and other Pontons in the series were among the last of the Mercedes Benz models to offer a manual transmission only. While the Mercedes 220S models were presented from July 1956 to October 1959, the Mercedes 220SE Cabriolet and Coupe models would be released in July/October 1958 to November 1960. In total, only 1,112 Cabriolet 220SE models would be produced.
When buying a 1958 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet, it is imperative to remember the high cost of restoration for these particular autos. When inspecting models and selecting a 220SE for purchase, always try to find the most complete example you can. Everything from small items such as windshield wipers to large components such as chrome trim can be not only difficult to find, but expensive. Rust is also a major problem with these 1958 220SE Cabriolet and Coupe models. Many enthusiasts consider the 220SE to be as rust prone as the 190SL, yet there were 50,000 of those cars made; parts are relatively easy to come by. On the other hand, with just over 1,100 manufactured, parts are hard to come by for the 220SE and all metal for these classics must be hand fabricated. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips to keep in mind as you begin your search for a 1959 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet.
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