Classic Mercedeses devoid of greater than six liter motors do little for me personally, but the cache of a vehicle such as this cannot be denied. This 1957 Mercedes 220S Cabriolet appears to have halfway through a restoration, judging by the condition of the undercarriage and the primer job. It sports a dual-carbed six cylinder engine and four speed manual transmission, but the engine does not run. There’s no rust, but you can assume pretty much everything’s going to need a complete restoration.
Typically I’d be all about swapping a sub-100hp mill for something that’d make the drive a bit more fun, and just leaving it rough. But in this case, this puppy deserves a top-of-the-line restoration, all the way back to it’s stodgy original condition. Cruise around on sunny days and silently pass judgement on those around you.
Lastly: get a load of that rear axle/suspension getup. Holy camber, Batman!
Bidding’s just getting started over $1,000 on eBay Motors.