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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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The Mercedes-Benz 220S was produced from 1954-59. As per usual, not many changes were made visually from year-to-year. The 220S featured a 2.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine, mated to — something you didn’t see on American cars of the period — a column-mounted manual four-speed transmission (four-on-the-tree); an automatic was optional. This white example, which has the optional canvas sunroof, was seen yesterday in a Wheatfield repair shop parking lot. Here’s a link to a brochure page, showing the various 1957 sedan models.

 

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • MaxPlanck

    A college buddy had a black ’58 220S. Slow as molasses in January, it was however, steady as a rock and a dependable machine. The only downside was the financial drain when he had to buy parts; the folks at M-B assumed anybody piloting on of their “3-cornered stars” had deep pockets.

    • Ridgewaycynic2013

      The Swedes had that same view of their parts…when Forest City Auto Parts started carrying aftermarket for the Volvo 240s, I could afford to eat lunches again.

  • Ridgewaycynic2013

    I know it’s a Benz…but somehow that canvas roof just shouts “Red Green”…