1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A Vehicle Profile

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220
Cabriolet A
The first of the pontoon-fendered Mercedes Benz designs debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in 1951. Among the first new post-war models, the 220 offered both quality engineering and construction. They were known for outstanding reliability, exemplary road handling and distinguished style, in addition to well-appointed and comfortable interiors.

Compared to other contemporary cars, the 220 was years ahead in terms of comfort, handling and construction. It was priced accordingly at nearly $5,000, or the equivalent of a Cadillac limousine of the era. The car featured a newly designed six-cylinder engine with increased compression and approximately 1,278 of the open air examples were built.

This car, finished in Silver Blue and Stone over Navy is a matching number car, complete with its original luggage. The current owner just completed a restoration of the vehicle finishing up in February of 2014.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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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1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 vehicle thumbnail image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 vehicle thumbnail image  
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