1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S
One of 1,200 Made
We are pleased to offer this rare and well-preserved 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Coupe. The 220S was built on the W180 chassis, preceding the 220a and started production in 1956. The four-year production ended in 1959 and production numbers as follows: 55,279 sedans, 2,178 convertibles, and just 1,251 coupes. This is a surviving last-year example – one of 1,251 ever made.
This car was purchased new through Don Massey Cadillac of Plymouth, Michigan. Mr. Massey, who died in 2011, was known as the Cadillac King and his dealer badge is still proudly displayed on the trunk. The car has always remained in Michigan and a local Grand Rapids family purchased the car in 1998 where it has mainly been used as a parade car, which fits the bill as the bodylines on this coupe are absolutely stunning. The car was restored in the late 90's right before the family purchased the car and has been kept as original as possible. It is finished in a beautiful red paint over a black leather interior with new chrome and wood trim. The car is powered by the original 2.2L/120hp Inline 6-Cylinder mated to a 4-speed column-shifted transmission with rear-wheel drive. It also has power steering, air conditioning, and the 32k miles on the clock in believed to be original. All gauges function as they should.
With limited production duration and units, this car is a great investment at the price offered here. Values on these vehicles continue to rise and you can actually enjoy it on the open road. Be sure to check out over 100 photos and video of the vehicle running on our website. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking.
VIN Decoder: 180037109508239
180 – Model: W180
0 – Engine Type: Gasoline
37 – Model: Coupe
1 – Drive Type: Left-Hand Drive
0 – Transmission: Hydraulic Clutch
95 – Production Year (reversed): 1959
08239 – Serial Number