From vinyl records making a comeback to seemingly outdated fashion statements becoming “in” again — the movement of reviving our love for oldies-but-goodies kind of stuff is taking over today’s culture and society. This trend also transcends into the automotive world.
If you don’t own a classic car yet or looking for something to add to your collection (while also looking for classic Mercedes Benz parts to repair broken ones), here’s our definitive list of the 10 best Mercedes Benz cars of the ‘50s.
1951 Mercedes Benz W187 220. One of the earliest car models offered by Mercedes in the ‘50s, this car emulates luxury. It spotlights comfortable interior fittings and elegant-looking exterior aesthetics.
1953 Mercedes Benz 300 S (W188). Also coined as Piece de Resistance, many consider this as one of the greatest models manufactured by Mercedes. It showcases great look, speed, and power — only that it also comes at a relatively higher price compared to other luxury cars.
1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing Couple. This was dubbed as the fastest production car of the 50s. Combining speed and aesthetics, many collectors consider this a true gem. It features gull-wing doors — a truly iconic appearance that has led drivers and passengers alike to an ultra-luxurious yet comfortable road trip experience.
1954 Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet. With its four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, four-speed manual transmission system, and four-wheel independent coil-spring suspension — it’s no doubt why this became the first car model manufactured after World War to be called the best car across the globe.
1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR (W196S). Some of the best classic Mercedes car parts can be found in this model. Taking the car racing field by storm back in its heyday, this can run up to 157 kilometer per hour — which is quite a feat during that time.
1955 Mercedes Benz 220A. The 220A series comprises sedans, convertibles, cabriolets, and coupes. Made for the members of the higher echelon of the society, only a limited number of units from the series were manufactured. This features a short-stroke overhead cam engine plus a fully-independent suspension.
1956 Mercedes Benz 300SC Roadster. This is quite legendary in its own right. During the ‘50s, only 53 models of this Mercedes were produced. Every unit was hand-made, and this was also the last one among the Mercedes Coupe model to be coach-built.
1958 Mercedes Benz 220SE. With a unitized frame construction and fully independent suspension, this was one of the last luxury cars produced by Mercedes during the ‘50s that followed the so-called ponton styling (a post-war car design that refers to the slab-sided, three-box, overall shape of an automobile).
1959 Mercedes Benz 300D. One of Mercedes’ top-of-the-line models, it is equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission, a four-wheel independent suspension, and a four-wheel drum brake.
1954-1959 Mercedes Benz W105. Compared to its W120 counterpart, this model is on the bigger side. While it bears the trademark elegant look of a Mercedes, it only has a maximum speed of about 93 miles per hour and a maximum power of 85hp.
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