Almost a year ago we featured a 1958 Mercedes Benz 220S that reader and Barn Finder Doug M found at a yard sale. Doug cleaned the car up, fixed a few things, and has enjoyed it over the past year, but he has decided to let it go to a new home. He is always on the hunt for something new and it sounds like he has a new project to take on. The car is located in Silverton, Oregon and can be found here on eBay.
When Doug found his 220S, it was parked in a carport with a layer of dust on it. It was in surprisingly good condition, but needed some work. Doug made a deal with the owner, bought the car, and got it running. He did some work to get it drivable and even went as far as to have 220S fitted luggage made for it.
The interior was showing wear when he found the car, but he has fixed the major issues and it now looks great. This was a well optioned car and even came with the very rare headrest option. Doug had the front seats professionally recovered and new carpets installed, but left the rest of the interior original. It’s impressive how well it cleaned up, but it’s a testament to the build quality of this era of Mercedes.
Doug was able to get the engine running without having to rebuild it, but it had been rebuilt previously. This car is powered by the 2.2 liter straight six, which is rated at 106 hp. This engine is known for its durability and will likely cover many more miles. The original four speed transmission is still working, but he does admit that it occasionally pops out of fourth gear, so it maybe in need of some work.
It’s great to see that Doug has gotten this car back on the road and that he been able to take it to a few car shows and get some enjoyment out of it. It’s inspiring to see what a little elbow grease can do. It might not look perfect, but it would still be a blast to have and it definitely has more character then if it were perfectly restored. We would like to thank Doug for updating us on his find and we wish him luck! We also look forward to seeing his next great barn find.