Mercedes-Benz 200 long W 21 Cabriolet
First registration 01.1936
Swiss road registration with veteran entry
Three new models debuted at the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition in Berlin in February 1933: the Types 200 (W 21), 290 (W 18) and 380 (W 22). The Type 200 (W 21) was nothing more than a more powerful and somewhat roomier version of the 170.
As early as its second model year, starting in February 1934, the Type 200 underwent a significant upgrade. The flat radiator had to give way to a stylistically more pleasing design, whose discreet wedge shape characterized the face of Mercedes-Benz’s normal passenger cars for decades. The selection list of bodies was expanded.
The additional inclusion of an extended version with a wheelbase of 3050 mm proved to be a stroke of luck. This basic dimension remained the basis for spacious sedans until the Type 300 of 1951.
Its side-controlled six-cylinder in-line engine with 1961 cm³ displacement produced 40 hp (29 kW) and accelerated the vehicle to 98 km/h. The rear wheels are driven via the four-speed transmission with overdrive and the cardan shaft. All wheels have hydraulically operated drum brakes and are individually suspended, at the rear on a swing axle with coil springs, at the front on two transversely mounted leaf springs.
This Mercedes-Benz 200 long comes from a large Mercedes-Benz collection which was broken up and offers top value for money. It is for its 86 years in incredible original condition. Nothing has been “tinkered” or welded. The car is absolutely complete, nothing is missing and nothing has been modified. It is ready to go, engine runs and everything works, but needs minor maintenance at renewal of the MOT and is sold by us as is.
Errors, mistakes and prior sale reserved.
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