In addition to the movie credits the car has, it has won numerous local, regional and national awards. A partial list includes Best in Class and Peoples’ Choice, 2003 Stammtisch; First Place and Judges’ Choice, 2005 Southern Treffen; Peoples’ Choice, 2004 Starfest; Peoples’ Choice, 2006 Star Cars; 1st Place, 2000 Mid-Atlantic Concours; 1st Place, 1998 Deutsche Marque Concours; Best of Show and Best Convertible, 2005 Oktoberfest Concours. The car has also had numerous photos and stories about it in the MBCA Star magazine.
The car has extensive service documentation since 1996 when I took over as the owner. My service records are so detailed that they include every gallon of gasoline the car has used. Major work included a new top, interior wood restoration and rechroming as indicated in the web article. The car also has had a transmission rebuild done by Black Forest and a new clutch done by 190SL Services. The entire interior has also been redone. The engine has had no major work done, only routine tune up services. I don’t think any car has no rust, but this car is as solid and as rust free as just about any I have seen. The car is a great driver right now and as far as I know it needs nothing major.
If you would like to see photos of any area of the car or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-575-7161.
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet
VIN: A180030 8500623
One of only 2178 built worldwide from 1956 through 1959. Selling this car for $100,000.
Data card indicates that the car left the factory and was delivered to a gentleman in Stuttgart on April 21, 1959. The original color was DB439, cream. The car was repainted and the color now appears to be close to DB608, ivory.
A bit of history and some photos of the car can be seen at www.mbzponton.org/pax058/people/sokoloff/sokoloff.htm
As far as I can tell, I am the third owner of the car. The odometer currently reads 00750 miles and is actually a few thousand miles less than that, since there is a 6% odometer error. I believe that the mileage shown is correct as the information on the webpage above indicates. The odometer has no 100,000 mile digit, so the actual mileage is 100,650 miles. I bought the car with 44,648 miles and based on the history I had about the car, I believe that was an accurate, original mileage.