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1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Convertible Sedan / 187.012.3503759 Vehicle Information

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series
Sold for $156,800 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
The first truly new model designed by Daimler after World War II was the W187-chassis Mercedes-Benz 220. Produced from 1951 through 1955, a total of 1,278 examples were built.

This particular example is a Cabriolet A painted in pearl grey with blue upholstery and equipped from the factory with the optional Telefunken multiband radio with pushbutton station selection and antenna. It was put on display by Mercedes-Benz at the Turin Auto Show in 1953.

The car was subsequently acquired by Italian movie star Alberto Sordi. Sordi then sold it in Italy to American actor James Mitchum, who brought it back to California with him. Robert Hopkins of Visalia, California, purchased the car from Mitchum in California sometime before 1986 and drove it for at least eight years before putting it in storage around 1994 or 1995. By 1998, it was back on the road.

In 2006, Mr. Hopkins invested in mechanical and cosmetic repairs to the car, including a period-correct light blue exterior paint scheme. The car was eventually sold to Lex Classics, a historic car dealership in the Netherlands. Lex Classics had the car completely restored by Jürgen Schoenmakers in Oss, Netherlands, before selling it to the current owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2019



2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $140,000-USD $180,000 
Sale Price :
USD $156,800

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187012.03483/53
Sold for USD$224,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 187.012.3503759
Sold for USD$156,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series image  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187 012 03 412
Sold for USD$176,000
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870121034652
Sold for USD$103,473
  2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan
Chassis#: 187.011.02234/53
Sold for USD$82,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 CABRIOLET A
Chassis#: 187.012-02134/53
Sold for USD$117,606
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SEDAN
Chassis#: 187011.02234/53
Sold for USD$66,000
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220A CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 18701201214
Sold for USD$117,500
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 220/187012 - 02134/53
Sold for USD$70,200
  2010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$78,100
  2010 RM Auctions - Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 1870120034553
Sold for USD$143,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 18701209665
Sold for USD$96,800
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan
Sold for USD$17,120
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$80,000  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$50,000  

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Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Vehicle Profiles
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet A

Model Year: 1952
Profile
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet A

Model Year: 1952
Profile
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet B

Model Year: 1952
Profile

Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet B

Model Year: 1952
Sedan-Delivery Lieferwagen
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Sedan-Delivery Lieferwagen

Model Year: 1952
Profile
Sedan-Delivery Lieferwagen

Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Convertible

Chassis Num: 0343152
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet A

Chassis Num: 187.012.06634/52
Engine Num: 180.920.06800/52
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet B

Chassis Num: 187013
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet A

Chassis Num: 220.187.012.02929.52
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet B

Chassis Num: 220.187.0130707052
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Convertible Sedan

Chassis Num: 187.012.3503759
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 187012.03483/53
Engine Num: 180920.03615/53
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet

Model Year: 1955
Profile
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 220.187.12.5500031
Engine Num: 180.920.5500033
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History


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