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Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« on: October 07, 2008, 04:08:31 PM »
Factory 220 Photo




W 187 series (1953 to 1955)
The rarest version in the 187 series – just 85 units built
Basis provided by the Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A
The Mercedes-Benz 220 Coupé belonged to the W 187 series which Daimler-Benz presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in April 1951 together with the 300 (W 188 series) – initially with a Saloon body. The 220 was largely based on the 170 S but had a newly developed six-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft, which developed 59 kW from a displacement of 2.2 litres. Drivers thus had adequate power at their disposal as the car was capable of reaching a top speed of 150 km/h. Chassis and bodywork were almost identical – only the headlamps had now been integrated in the specially modified front fenders. To match the significantly higher engine output, the 220 was fitted with duplex brakes on the front wheels. There was a choice of three bodywork versions to start with: Saloon, Cabriolet A and Cabriolet B. In addition, a total of 41 open-top touring cars were produced for the police between August 1952 and May 1953.
The two Cabriolets were positioned as sporty touring cars with an exclusive character. In December 1953, they were joined by a Coupé which lay claim to the same characteristics – in response to “repeated requests by individual prominent personalities,” as a circular by the sales management put it.
Utmost exclusivity: just 85 units produced
In both technical and stylistic terms, the Coupé was based on the Cabriolet A. The sporty touch was emphasized by a slightly curved – rather than flat – windshield which the Cabriolet A had already been featuring from November 1953. In terms of sales price and the number of units produced, the Coupé moved on to become the most exclusive version of the W 187 series – just about 85 units of this model were manufactured whereas the combined production volume of all the other versions came to more than 18,400 – including 1,278 Cabriolet A units. Exclusivity was also expressed by the price: the Coupé cost 20,850 Deutschmarks – and 22,000 DM with steel sunroof (December 1953); for the Cabriolet A, 18,850 DM had to be paid (February 1952); by comparison, the Saloon with a price tag of 11,750 DM (February 1952) appeared to be decidedly inexpensive.
From April 1954, the Coupé and the Cabriolet A were equipped with an engine with a higher compression ratio and a higher output of 63 kW, a unit which had already been developed for the successor model, the 220a production of which began in June 1954.
Production of the 220 Saloon was discontinued in May 1954, the last Cabriolet B having come off the assembly line in Sindelfingen one year earlier already. The Coupé and the Cabriolet A continued to be built until July and August 1955, respectively. More than a year was to pass before three-box body versions of the Coupé and Cabriolet became available from the new Mercedes-Benz 220 series.
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 08:00:21 PM »
Not just any 220 factory photo, but the rare 220 hardtop coupe model.  Nice picture Des .... thanks.

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(axman-100808) already in the press photos gallery> http://www.170220.com/gallery1417/displayimage.php?&pos=-234
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 07:59:45 PM »
Thanks for the pictures Des.  There were only 85 of the 220 coupes built and we have pictures of 18 different coupes in our post war sightings section, nearly 20% of those made.

  http://www.170220.com/postwar_sight/index.php?cat=13
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 08:14:18 PM »
They must have then had a pretty good survival rate!



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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 09:11:06 PM »
The 1952 220 Anamera and the 1954 220 Hemmings are the same car.
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 10:35:27 PM »
Thanks Stephen for catching the duplication, I will merge the files
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 06:24:16 PM »
John, we have this car in the gallery:

http://www.170220.com/postwar_sight/thumbnails.php?album=118


Here is two more pictures of the same car before restoration


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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 06:27:10 PM »
1954 220 Coupe

http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/find/4100_results.asp?bsubmit=true&lmodelflag=13053&lmanufacturer=10086&whatbutton.x=0&page=0&lCarID=1774872



The fitted luggage in the boot is a nice touch!

Has anyone ever taken a photo of the tool roll on the 170 series and or the 220 series unfurled? I am still rummaging through the items packed in the trunk of the 220 and I don't know what is fake and what is real. If I did, I could get a repro made to exacting specs from fresh Segeltuch (canvas).
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 01:32:52 AM »
Another rare 220 coupe not in our Gallery, another 54 model


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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 08:37:19 PM »
Here is a rare 220 coupe for sale on eBay.  This car was listed previously, about a year ago as one of two coupes for sale.

Here are the cars from our Postwar sightings section:
http://www.170220.com/postwar_sight/displayimage.php?album=248&pos=0

The current listing is as follows:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-Coupe-A-220-Coupe-A-Mercedes-220-Sunroof-Coupe-A-1955_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ66Q3a4Q7c65Q3a10Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem270364744620QQitemZ270364744620QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

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I am looking around to buy a 220 Coupe´ from 1954 or 1955 (W 187) !  If you know a
person, who likes to sell his Coupe´type 220, please let me know !  Thank you very much.

                                         All the best   Wolf  Kiefer

Wolf, this is one of the cars that I was talking about.

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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 09:29:19 PM »
Very nice!!!



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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 12:08:41 AM »
I've never seen or heard of a coupe with a cloth sunroof. Maybe this is the only one. The standard sunroof coupes are rare anyway, but they had steel sunroofs.

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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2009, 05:17:53 PM »
Have not posted pictures of this car, a great example of the wokmanship of the day.
Special order paint, original owner was an Opera /Movie Star with the Los Angeles Opera.
Car was purchased thru Simonson-Schactmeyer Mercedes in Santa Monica, CA.
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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2009, 06:36:06 PM »
A very nice and rare model!


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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2009, 12:09:48 AM »
1954 MBZ 220 Coupe


http://mbzcabrio.com/mich/mitch.html




1954 MBZ 220 Coupe nicknamed �Mich,� low mileage, no rust, black lacquer, wwsw, new light gray headliner, new gray soft leather recovered seats, door panels et al, rosewood decorative wood , new structural wood, a unique version of only 70 originally built, $Inquire. (12/01) Bob Silver, Cabriolet Enterprises, California, telephone message or fax 310-399-6196.

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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2009, 12:11:30 AM »
1955 MBZ Coupe


http://mbzcabrio.com/Shef/Shef.htm


1955 Rare USA version, MBZ 220 Coupe, nicknamed "Shef". Beautiful black lacquer, red leather upholstery with matching wool carpet and new wool headliner. Original luggage set and many other factory options and extras. Floors and and other wood structures replaced during restoration. Owned by publisher for 1/4 of a century. $Inquire. (10/02) Bob Silver (310) 399-6196 message/fax
(Photo shows it during a MBZ ad filmed in 1999)


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Re: Mercedes Benz W187 - 220 Coupe
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2009, 01:27:05 AM »
Two weeks ago it was by mrsleuven for sale for 110.000 euro... :-\

Now already for 142.000 euro.....inflation is back  :-X :o



http://cgi.ebay.fr/Mercedes-Autre_W0QQitemZ180392969439QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFR_JG_Auto_Pi%C3%A8ces_Automobiles_Test?hash=item2a004244df&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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