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The 220 Series Ponton cars were a huge step forward for postwar Mercedes-Benz in terms of performance and luxury. Powered by a smooth and reliable fuelinjected six-cylinder engine and driven through a four-speed manual gearbox, the top-of-the-line 220 SE Cabriolet is a highly enjoyable open-air touring car. The interior, stylishly appointed in leather, wood, wool, and chrome, cradles its passengers in the old-world opulence of a hand-built Mercedes Benz.
A captivating, unrestored survivor, this 220 SE Cabriolet is one of just 1,112 built, and its odometer displays less than 35,000 miles. Its elegant White Gray (DB 158) paint, black leather upholstery, chrome, glass, and mechanicals remain largely original and present in outstanding, well-preserved condition.
According to research by the consignor, this 220 SE Cabriolet was originally purchased by Philadelphia clothing manufacturer and philanthropist Stanley Tuttleman, who owned it for 30 years. It passed among two additional owners before being purchased by the consignor, a Virginia-based collector with a passion for original Mercedes-Benz automobiles. It has been exhibited at several prominent gatherings including the East Coast Ponton Congress in Pennsylvania, Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, and various Mercedes-Benz shows.
Accompanying the car are its tool roll, jack, owner’s manual, period sales brochures, and original data card. This 220 SE Cabriolet’s astonishing survivor condition makes it an excellent choice to show or tour.