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1952 Mercedes-Benz 220

Chassis number : 187013

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Sold for $125,000 at 2014 Mecum - Monterey.
Sold for $61,600 at 2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction.
After World War II, Mercedes-Benz emerged with just one production automobile platform, the 170. In 1951, the 170 was adapted to a new production automobile. Internally, the model was named the W187, which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in April of 1951. The new luxury car was powered by a 6-cylinder engine and was offered as a sedan, coupe and cabriolet, all bearing the 220-model designation. The immediate post-war period had dictated the exclusive use of a 4-cylinder engine in passenger cars until 1951, but the 220, and the 300 model introduced simultaneously, became the first post-war Mercedes-Benz models powered by inline-6 engines. Two models of cabriolet were available: the two-door, two-seat 220A and the sporty two-door, four-seat 220B. From 1951 through 1954, Mercedes produced 994 examples of the 220B.

This particular example is a low-mileage example that has just 16,700 miles on its odometer. It was purchased from a German owner in 1967 by an American military veteran of the Vietnam war, who shipped it to Long Beach, California, and then to Hawaii. The current owners completed a frame-off restoration of the car using mostly original parts. The car is still powered by its original 2.2-liter engine backed by a 4-speed column-shift transmission. It is finished in Mercedes Blue with a matching Blue top, and is fitted with a Burgundy leather interior highlighted by wood trim, excellent chrome and bright work and the original radio and wind-up clock. The carpeted trunk carries a set of body color-matching luggage, the original tool kit and a spare wheel and tire that match the car's wide Whitewall radials.

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2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction

Sale Price :
USD $61,600

2014 Mecum - Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $135,000-USD $165,000 
Sale Price :
USD $125,000

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 220

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 187013
Sold for USD$61,600
  2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 220/187.012.03972/52
Sold for USD$117,600
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 18701205432
Sold for USD$71,947
  2022 Bonhams : The Gstaad Sale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1871400228
Sold for USD$96,250
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 A Berline découvrable
Chassis#: 1870140751452
Sold for USD$44,376
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 W187 Sports Saloon Conversion Project
Chassis#: 187011 02323/52
Sold for USD$31,315
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 187013 0593/52
Sold for USD$103,600
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 'Rose Garden' by Hiro Yamagata
Sold for USD$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 USD$114,956
  2016 Coys : Schloss Dyck
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.05033/52
Sold for USD$126,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187.012.02779/52
Sold for USD$134,594
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870120159052
Sold for USD$134,750
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.06634/52
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$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 USD$107,398
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 187.013.07998/52
Sold for USD$74,827
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Sold for USD$148,135
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 220.187.0130707052
Sold for USD$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 USD$91,943
  2012 2012 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
 

Mercedes-Benz 220s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A187.012.03347/522022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $250,000$300,000
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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