7 February 2018

1933 Mercedes-Benz 200 Lang Cabriolet B

  • Chassis no. 124943
  • Engine no. 124943

Without Reserve

Documents: Portuguese Certificado de Matrícula

  • Rare long-wheelbase 200 chassis
  • Quality older restoration
  • Striking colour scheme and numerous accessories

This 200 Lang, or long-wheelbase example, is fitted with elegant Cabriolet B coachwork. It was treated to a comprehensive restoration by MIKA GmbH, in Germany, on behalf of a former caretaker, a Mr Steffens of Hamburg, during the mid-1990s.

The restoration still shows very well, with obvious care given since. The exterior, finished in a lovely two-tone red and black, exhibits minor buffing marks from cleaning, but it still presents very well. The engine is finished in a semi-gloss black, and the ancillary components, such as wiring, radiator hoses, copper tubing and the air cleaner, have been appropriately renewed or detailed. The interior displays well; the plethora of rich wooden trim is beautifully refinished and exhibits no apparent blemishes. A grey cloth headliner is fitted to the underside of the top, and it presents very well. The integral rear boot is finished in beige carpet, and it is equipped with two levels of shelving, with trays for storage, and also stores the convertible top boot.

This is a handsome pre-war Mercedes cabriolet that could be shown with some minor detailing or enjoyed as a top-down tourer by its new owner.

• Rare Mercedes 200 sur châssis long
• Restauration ancienne de qualité
• Superbe thème de couleurs et nombreux accessoires

Cette 200 Lang, à empattement long, est équipée d'une élégante carrosserie Cabriolet B. Elle a fait l'objet au milieu des années 1990 d'une restauration complète par MIKA GmbH, en Allemagne, à la demande de son précédent propriétaire, M. Steffens, de Hambourg.

La restauration a très bien résisté au temps, aves des signes évidents d'entretien soigneux. L'extérieur, habillé d'une séduisante peinture deux-tons rouge et noir, montre quelques marques d'usure mineures qui viennent d'un nettoyage régulier, mais elle affiche encore une belle présentation. Le moteur est peint de couleur noire semi-mate et les accessoires, comme le faisceau électrique, les conduites de refroidissement, les conduites de cuivre et le filtre à air, ont fait l'objet d'une réfection ou d'une finition. L'intérieur est en bon état ; les nombreuses garnitures en bois affichent une très belle finition et ne montrent aucun défaut apparent. Une doublure grise en tissu équipe l'intérieur de la capote, en très bon état. Le coffre arrière intégral est doté d'une moquette beige et il est équipé de deux rangées de tablettes, aves des tiroirs de rangement. Il accueille aussi le couvre-capote.

Il s'agit d'une belle Mercedes cabriolet d'avant-guerre qui pourra être exposée avec quelques soin apportés à la finition, ou utilisée avec plaisir par son nouveau propriétaire comme une agréable routière décapotable.

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