You never know when you might stumble across a great barn find. You could find one while you’re driving around town, on the job, or like reader Doug M did at a yard sale. Doug saw this 1958 Mercedes 220S hiding in a carport at a Portland, Oregon yard sale about a month ago. He approached the owner to see if they were interested in selling it. Well after looking the car over and doing some negotiating, Doug bought the car at a great price.
Doug’s 220S is very original, but is going to need some work. The majority of the paint is original, as is the red leather interior and wood panels. The seller even included a lot of extra parts, including a new Webasto top and hubcaps. It looks like this car just needs a really good cleaning and some wood and leather conditioner.
The 220S is powered by a 2.2 liter straight six, which produced 106 horse power. When Doug found the car it wasn’t running, but after putting some gas in the carbs, he was able to get it to fire right up. Obviously the engine is going to need a tune up and the engine bay looks like it could use some detailing. But with only 84,000 miles on it, we doubt this car will need a lot more work to get it in running condition.
This car made quite the journey from Holland, where it was sold new, to a carport in Portland. We are glad Doug saved this 220S from the elements and we think he made a great find. We are glad to hear that he plans on cleaning it up, fixing what needs to be fixed, and enjoying it just as it is. Thanks for sharing your find Doug and we wish you good luck with your Mercedes.