1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B / 220.187.0130707052 Chassis Information

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 photograph

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Cabriolet B
Chassis #: 220.187.0130707052
Sold for $154,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
For Mercedes-Benz, post-war production had been limited by the destruction of all factory tooling except for that used for the 170 model line. The new 220 Mercedes-Benz was introduced at the 1951 Frankfurt Motor Show and was a redesigned variant of the 170. The most visual changes to the styling was the more modern headlight arrangement. The chassis, however, had been greatly enhanced with the installation of the 2.2-liter six-cylinder motor, a big improvement over the 170's four-cylinder.

The 220 was produced in both a sedan and Cabriolet version. Additionally, a small number of coupes were built. The Cabriolet was offered in two styles: the A, a two-passenger with a rear jump seat, and the B, a four-seater with rear quarter windows. The Cabriolet B featured an all-metal subframe. The interior trim copied that of the sedan with an ash dash top. The wood was not stained but varnished.

The Mercedes-Benz 220 was the last model to have suicide doors.

This 220 Cabriolet B was purchased in 1982 by Richard St. John of Seattle, Washington. The car was then treated to a restoration which lasted three years. After the work was completed, the car was entered in the 1986 Mercedes-Benz Club event at Chateau St. Michell in Woodinville, Washington, where it won Best of Show. Later that summer, the Mercedes-Benz was shown at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance in Oregon where it won its class. It was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for the 100-year celebration of the automobile and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz. The 220 Cabriolet B won its class.

The car was later sold and has since remained in the Pacific Northwest as a member of two notable collections.

The car is finished in the correct Tobacco Brown over biscuit leather. It has a rare rear spare carrier that pivots down to gain access to the luggage compartment. The overhead cam engine has a dual-downdraft Solex 30 PAAJ carburetor and produces 80 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel servo-assisted drum brakes.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $130,000 - $160,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $154,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013


2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$130,000-$160,000 
Sale Price :
$154,000

2019 2
2016 4
2015 2
2014 2
2013 4
2012 1
2011 1
2010 2
2009 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$67,458$103,6002
2016$140,763$187,0004
2015$210,375$286,0002
2014$156,000$187,0002
2013$121,090$154,0004
2012$91,943$91,9431
2011$86,900$86,9001
2010$84,975$112,7502
2009$67,125$132,0002
2007$154,000$154,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 W187 Sports Saloon Conversion Project
Chassis#: 187011 02323/52
Sold for $31,315
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 187013 0593/52
Sold for $103,600
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 'Rose Garden' by Hiro Yamagata
Sold for $187,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 05987/52
Sold for $114,956
  2016 Coys : Schloss Dyck
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.05033/52
Sold for $126,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187.012.02779/52
Sold for $134,594
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870120159052
Sold for $134,750
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.06634/52
Sold for $286,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 187013
Sold for $125,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 A Cabriolet 'Earthly Paradise'
Chassis#: 220.187.012.02929.52
Sold for $187,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.02779/52
Sold for $107,398
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 187.013.07998/52
Sold for $74,827
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Sold for $148,135
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 220.187.0130707052
Sold for $154,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet
Sold for $91,943
  2012 2012 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220B CABRIOLET
Sold for $86,900
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $57,200
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2010
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B Convertible
Chassis#: 07906/52
Sold for $112,750
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan
Sold for $2,250
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 06080737
Sold for $132,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$17,000  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220S05987/522018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $140,000$160,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet220/1870122010 Shannons Auctions Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction $135,000$160,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet187012.03945/522008 Bonhams Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception $75,000$95,000
1952 MERCEDES BENZ 220 CABRIOLET18701210066522008 Silver Auction Arizona in January$85,000  
1952 MERCEDES BENZ 200 CABRIOLET A18701210066522007 Silver Auction Seattle$87,000  

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