Mercedes-Benz 220S/SE Cabriolet
Cabriolet,2 doors,4 seats
Mercedes added a touch of glamour to its mid-range 200 series by including attractive Coupe and Cabriolet versions as alternatives to the usual four door saloon body. Available in either 220S or 220SE (fuel injected) specification both models used a 2195cc six cylinder engine and a servo assisted brake system.
The Cabriolet had two doors and could seat four people in luxurious comfort. The hood was built to the usual Mercedes standards and folded away without any unsightly "bulges".
Mercedes unveiled its new six cylinder 220 models in 1959 introducing the second generation of saloons and coupes to use the 220 model designation. Like the previous 220 the new cars had a 2195cc six cylinder engine with choice of either S or SE specifications. The more expensive SE Coupe and Cabriolet models featured fuel injection and 1962 disc brakes.
The 220 Cabriolet shared its two door body with the Coupe although a fully lined soft-top replaced the usual roof. Unlike the smaller engined "Fintail" models the 220 came with "stacked" headlamps either side of the traditional Mercedes grille. Production continued until 1965.
|2195cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|212||1963 Mercedes-Benz 220/280 SE Cabriolet||Coys||11 Aug 2007||€39480.00||-|
|Unknown||Mercedes-Benz 220SEB Cabriolet||Barons||12 Dec 2006||Not sold|
|03||Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb - Cabriolet||Artcurial - Briest - Poulain Le Fur||20 Jun 2005||Not sold|
|31||Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb Cabriolet||BCA||21 Feb 2005||-||£10750.00|
|313||Mercedes-Benz 220SEB Convertible||Coys||7 Mar 2004||-||£18526.00|
Classic Cars February 2002 pg 58
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2002|
|Aston Martin V8 Volante vs Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. All other cars suffer punishing depreciation on their way to secondhand bargain status, but these two convertibles have never really fallen out of the desirability tree.|
Twin test - Alvis TE21-Mercedes 220SE
|Publication||Classic Car Mart October 2008|
|Twin test - Alvis TE21-Mercedes 220SE- Looking for a big five-seater convertible that oozes period style with lashings of class? Simon Goldsworthy reckons he's picked a coupe of winners.|
Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE 'Fintail'
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 24 March 2005|
|Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE ’Fintail’ - Built 1959-69, two-and four-door saloons, estates. Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, 2195cc and 2996cc six-cylinder overhead-cam engines.|
Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 14th January 2004|
|Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67 - Mercedes-Benz built it's reputation for engineering exellence when it launched the Fintail range of cars forty-five years ago. Michael Hayes looks at how well they've lasted and tells you how to find a minter.|