Mercedes-Benz W142 320 A CABRIOLET Factory convertible (1939)




If you were successful in the 30’s of the last century, you really only had one choice. You would be looking for quality and only the best would do, or as Mercedes-Benz put it so nicely: “Das beste, oder nichts”. The Mercedes-Benz 320A was a very advanced car, positioned directly below the 500K and 540K Roadster. It was a somewhat compact car with a straight-six instead of the eight-cylinder with Kompressor. The A was the most sporty version in the 320 series. In fact it is the “Junior” model of the unobtainable 540K Roadster. The car is a proper 3-seater with two in the front and a jump seat placed transversely in the back. The hood was mode to exacting standards allowing the car to be used in all seasons. The car was manufactured in Mercedes-Benz Mannheim factory that would later be destroyed in the 2nd world war. Our Mercedes-Benz 320A first entered the Austrian roads in 1939. The car has undergone a full specialist overhaul and restoration in Germany. The top quality charisma it had in 1939 has completely been restored to its former glory. In consequence the bodywork is in perfect shape. The chassis has also been perfectly restored according to the original specifications. The panelwork is nice and thin with perfect alignment. The enormous “suicide” doors also shut faultlessly. Then there is the fantastic and very well cared for brightwork. The flawlessly resprayed red paintwork is unblemished. Inside the high quality restoration continues. The doors and seats are clad in supple light-brown leather and lovely wood. All gauges and controls are similarly in excellent condition and work without fault. From the drivers seat your eye falls on probably the most fabulous detail of the Mercedes-Benz 320A, it drivers side spotlight that also serves as a rearview mirror. Everything about this car radiates top-class pedigree. The finish, the material used, the ergonomics are all of an exceptionally high level. The car has a fine 3.4 litre straight-six petrol engine. It produced for its day a very respectable 77 PS and still allows the Mercedes-Benz 320A to get along nicely in today’s traffic. The engine has a manual 4-speed transmission with the desirable overdrive. The brakes are supported hydraulically all-round allowing for ease of use. Even though the car is 82 years old, it has lost none of its elegance and style over the last eight decennia. That the car has enjoyed very good care and attention lately is certainly noticeable when driving. Step in and luxuriate in the top quality only a Mercedes-Benz from that era can offer you.

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  • Mileage: 5,342
  • Year: 1939
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red

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