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READER AD: 1957 & 1958 Mercedes Benz 220S + Parts

What Makes It Special? Was going to be a retirement project. Both cars bought years ago, put in shed and nothing was done. The third car was bought from junkyard but was very rusty so it was parted out. Package deal, everything must go. If I don’t sell everything, I will “cherry pick” the best parts to sell and scrap the rest.

Body Condition: One car in primer, the other in decent original shape.

Mechanical Condition: Non-running, ’57 engine free, ’58 stuck, junkyard ’58 free. What you see is what you get, I have done no work on them.

Seller’s Listing: Here on Old Car Online

  • Asking Price: $4,800 or best offer
  • Location: River Falls Wisconsin
  • Title Status: Clean

List your car here on Barn Finds for only $50!



  1. Brakeservo

    I have always felt that these were one of the very best cars ever designed and built by Mercedes-Benz. They’re not that hard to work on, but as it’s been 30 years since I owned one, (except for a ’57 I sold to the now King of Thailand about 16 – 17 years ago) I cannot comment on parts availability or pricing anymore. But it was pretty good for a while! Were this close to me, I’d probably go take a look

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  2. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    I have 2 of these, a Cabriolet and a SE injected sedan.

    The sedan had its wood stripped out and replaced with phenolic, it was hell getting a full set of wood, but worth it.

    MB’s build methods were much of the problems the floors suffered. Mine had what appeared to be at least an inch of jute in the floors under the carpet. Unfortunately, once water penetrated from beneath or above, that jute was wet and wreaked havoc on the metal.

    These, like my MKVII Jaguar, did not have rustproofing. I believe, not positive, they also did not have paint on sealed box sections, not helping the corrosion.

    This era into the early 70’s were great vehicles, the Bosch switch gear looked like something out of a nuclear plant, very well made.

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  3. Solosolo UK ken tilly Member

    I bought a 1957 MB 180 Ponton from a friend of mine many years ago. It had been parked under a tree for 17 years. We dragged it out, fitted a battery, jury rigged a fuel can fixed to the roof with Bungee chords and it started up within 30 seconds. I drove it over 60 miles home with the supposed tow truck following. I used it for several months before selling it on to a younger club member at a loss, but hey, it was a magic car and got a younger member into the old car movement. As an aside, can someone please inform me as to why there is no opportunity to attach pictures any more.

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  4. bobhess bobhess Member

    Ken.. The “Attach Image” is above where I’m writing now. Did the wood on a ’58 Cabriolet in the ’80s when there weren’t any kits available. Just about as much work as you can imagine on a car but fun to work on something so unique. Cars are slow and smooth and really put you back in the so called “good old days”. I understand that Mercedes has a program that supplies restoration parts for a lot of their older models. Where were all these folks when I was crawling around hot wrecking yards looking for parts?

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    • Solosolo UK ken tilly Member

      Sorry bobhess, but I don’t see an “Attach Image” sign anywhere, or am i too stupid to see it?

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  5. Capt. Doug

    attach image is an added bonus for members, easy to sign up!!

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  6. Bob Vlasic

    If someone buys these to restore I used to own a 220 SE cabriolet and have extra parts I would sell. I have two engines and 4 speed transmissions that ran good when I removed them from parts cars. Bob 219-757-1148

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