This 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320, chassis number 435053, is a beautiful example of the W142 (the internal designation for the 320 series). Wearing attractive and desirable Cabriolet B Coachwork, it was originally built in Mercedes’ Mannheim plant, which is still in operation today. This fine motorcar has been restored to a very high standard and is in outstanding condition both inside and out. Two-tone blue paintwork is an ideal match to the elegant Cabriolet B style and the finish is exemplary. Like the exterior, the interior has been treated to a gorgeous, high quality restoration. Tan leather is a lovely complement to the paint colors, and the execution of the upholstery and wool carpeting is excellent.
The original, matching numbers 3.2 liter inline six-cylinder engine presents in exemplary condition. The original jack and associated tools are mounted to the firewall as original. The engine runs strong and the car performs exceptionally well. This example also benefits from the rare and desirable option of “Autobahn Gearing”, an overdrive unit operated by a separate gear lever on the floor.