1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet

The 220S Mercedes-Benz was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in April 1956 and was the first model from this famous manufacturer to have a unitary construction body shell. It succeeded the 220 model of 1951 with its traditional tubular chassis frame, and it shared some of its mechanical specifications. After two years in production, a Bosch fuel-injection system was added to the basic 220S engine to create the 220SE. This not only added 15hp but also increased engine reliability and thus value. The range was marketed as a comfortable family car that also provided the performance of a lively sports model. In July 1959 the production of the saloon ended, but the coupe and cabriolet models continued until October of the same year. This 1960 example is described as being in good overall condition; the car has been repainted and is attractively presented in strawberry red with a complementary red leather interior. The mechanical condition and running gear are described as in good excellent order. The convertible top needs work. These handsome cabriolets are relatively rare and are practical classic cars suitable for the summer months.