Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1955 and produced until November 1960, there were only 5,371 Ponton coupe and cabriolets built over the four years of production. This alone makes the 1959 Mercedes Benz 220S (and other year models) very rare autos. When you add in the fact that this was a very stylish yet rugged auto, it is easy to see why so many of today’s European classic car collectors and enthusiasts continue to search for this autos. As a Buyer’s Tip, one of the great perks of purchasing a 1959 Mercedes 220S is that mechanically the coupes and cabriolets were nearly identical to their sedan counterparts. This means that the majority of parts can be found, although, it is getting harder as the years pass by. Another important Buyer’s Tip to mention is that while these models came with a Hydrak clutch, this was very difficult to maintain and many have been replace with a regular clutch system over the years – which includes having a pedal installed.
As with any classic European or American car, a California classic car dealership like The Beverly Hills Car Club will tell you that having a car in its most original form will bring the highest dollar. Therefore, buyers can expect to pay top dollar for the most pristine specimens. Location also plays a role in the value of a classic. Has the car been a “California car” for its entire life or was it subjected to cold winters with ice and snow in New England? These items can make a huge difference in the value. Additionally, the 1959 Mercedes Benz 220S models are prone to rust. Of course, the most common areas are those at the rear of the car. It will be imperative for you to check for rust on any classic you purchase.
When you’re ready to explore the options available to you at The Beverly Hills Car Club, including 1959 Mercedes Benz 220S models, please do not hesitate to connect with the team at your leisure. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the auto to meet and exceed your needs. Contact their team of experts today to get started!
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