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Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet (230 SL 2281cc) — 1958

In the 1970s, a Mercedes education manager at Philipsons modified this beautiful open top Mercedes-Benz 220S with a highly coveted 230 SL engine and gearbox.

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"A car in excellent working order that has been upgraded with a more powerful engine and transmission. This makes it ideal for long-distance cruising."

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"A car in excellent working order that has been upgraded with a more powerful engine and transmission. This makes it ideal for long-distance cruising."


This car has had a few owners and a fascinating history. The first owner was a Helsingborg shipbroker. The current owner's family purchased the car in the early 1980s from previous owner Erwin Dommann, who purchased it in the late 1960s. The Erwin worked for Philipsons, a Swedish general agent and Mercedes-Benz.  He was the head of education in Sweden, among other things. He is the one who made the tasteful modifications, such as installing an engine from the sporty sibling 230 SL, also known as the Pagoda. We suspect that much of the rest of the driveline is sourced from the same car, as the gearshift has been relocated from the steering column to the floor. Two additional air intakes are occupied in the front to provide better cooling for the more powerful machine. Front disc brakes are standard on the car. A towbar with a capacity of 1200 kg is also installed. . We don't know if the entire rear axle was replaced?

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    51269 km 
  • Kw / hp
    88 / 120 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    After a brief warm-up, it performs excellently. According to the seller's information, the engine in the car is from an MB 230 SL. The gearbox is most likely from the same model.

  • Interior condition:

    Very good used condition.

  • Exterior condition:

    Very good used condition with a few minor blemishes.

  • General condition:

    A car in a very good working condition with replaced engine and transmission.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2009-04-21
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1958-01-01 (regbes) (Ombes:19690523)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1958-01-01
Senast godkända besiktning: 2016-05-12
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Facts about the model

Produktionsstarten var i juli 1956. I oktober samma år kom en täckt coupé. Till en början var det bara med 220S-motorn med förgasare men från oktober 1958 till november 1960 fick de bränsleinsprutning. 3 429 exemplar byggdes av 220S och 1 942 av 220 SE.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Lidingö

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Johan Ålander
+46 705-80 91 17

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2021-07-14.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

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