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Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A (1940)

The Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A - The 30s touring car!

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  • Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A - Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A (ID 1041) Front
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Request for Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet A (1940) | Vehicle-ID: 89365

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Mercedes-Benz
  • Model 320
  • Model name 320 Cabriolet A
  • Series W 142
  • Year of manufacture 1940
  • Chassis number 436545
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category Restored
  • Mileage n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration n.a.
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.

Technical details

  • Body style Convertible
  • Power (kw/hp) 57/78
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 3,185
  • Cylinders 6
  • Doors 2
  • Steering Left (LHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 4
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake Drum
  • Rear Brake Drum
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Blue
  • Manufacturer colour name n.a.
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Grey
  • Interior material Leather
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

The Era

Or what was it actually like in those days?

A luxury car as an outstanding achievement of the German automotive industry in dark times – when arms production had priority. Vehicle purchases could be subsidised if the vehicles were made available in the event of mobilisation. In line with the many vehicle and body variants of Mercedes, the 320 replaced the 290 from 1937. The chassis of the 290 was further used on longer and wider bodies. The 320 was designed as a touring car which could handle longer distances with ease. In 1938 the engine was enlarged to 3.4 litres to compensate for the deteriorating quality of petrol. In addition, a transmission with overdrive was fitted, so that on the existing motorway sections the car could be driven long distances at high speed. Although not designed for high performance, the 320 excels through its good road holding and comfortable low-effort handling. At the time, it cost an impressive 13,500 Reichsmarks and was one of 5,133 examples produced at the Mannheim plant.

The History

Or how it has fared over the years?

Its precise history is not known. During the recent restoration, the original bodywork still showed traces of bullet holes. The body was constructed in 1939 in Mannheim, the engine produced in Sindelfingen in 1940.

The Condition

Or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?

The vehicle is totally newly restored, both technically and visually, with the highest level of craftsmanship. Since restoration it has hardly been driven. It is in pristine condition, as it was when first delivered. Everything works perfectly. The work has been thoroughly documented through photos. A comprehensive surveyor’s report is available.

The Performance

Or what is it like to drive?

The vehicle is particularly suitable for prominent trips and shows. With its harmonious colour scheme of blue exterior combined with the tasteful grey leather interior, the elegant lines of the body type A attracts positively admiring glances from all around – when the roof is closed, and especially in the open position. The excellent technical condition allows for trouble-free driving at any time. Provided appropriate care and maintenance are ongoing, there is still a long running life ahead, and increasing values are anticipated.

Optional equipment & accessories

  • Chrome wire wheels
  • White wall tyres
  • 2 spare wheels
  • Radio tuner
  • Additional headlamps
  • Luggage set

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • Pink Slip
  • Historic license plate
  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 89365

Dealer Vehicle-ID: ID 1041

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