Two weeks ago I took a look the W114/115 coupe and explained that while not the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz at the time, they still had their place at the time as being a fashionable vehicle with above average quality. The same can be said about the sedan compared to the W108/109, but it seems these even take a further back seat given the next generation that went on to become on of the greatest cars of all time, the W123. Still, these little sedans have their place and can be had for not much money at all, just like today’s example, a 1972 220 up for sale in New York. It isn’t a prime example by any means, but still has a good look on a very tight budget.
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A few weeks ago I checked out one of my favorite Mercedes-Benz ever, the Adenauer. I just think for the money you pay and what you get, it is one of best values in the market for the mature post-war classic that you bring out for that special occasion. When the Adenauer production started in 1951, Mercedes also produced the W187 220 in saloon, coupé and cabriolet form. These were still full-size luxury cars, but not nearly as large in size compared to the imposing Adenauer. Today, I wanted to check out a 1952 220 Cabriolet B up for sale in California to see how it stacks up to the big brother Adenauer. What I found was that despite being a lesser model, doesn’t mean it is any less impressive and any cheaper.
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Art cars are hit or miss for me. Either they are really well done by a famous artist that ads to overall aesthetic of the car or ”that hippie guy at the end of the street is in his driveway without a shirt on painting his car.” Luckily, the car we are featuring today is the former. This 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A was done up by artist Hiro Yamagata, a fairly well known guy in the ‘Art Car’ circles as part of his Earthly Paradise series. So if you are still on board with this less than wicked garden, let’s take a deeper look.