This 3 owner and totally matching numbers 220 SB is a semi-works rally car and
was modified at the MB “works” immediately after it was built to its 1st. owner’s order and according to FIA regulations of 1963. Chassis number 0596 obtained sports shock absorbers, different and additional lights etc. Its compression was reduced to run on lesser quality petrol and its chassis was strengthened in various areas. In period the car then took part in the following rallies :
1963 Rallye Avus – Berlin
1963 Rallye Bad Neuenahr
1964 Rallye Monte Carlo, starting at Frankfurt with no.: 235 (Drivers Pape/Eger)
In 2004 the car was sold to the 2nd. owner who continued to campaign it at the following outings:
2006 Acropolis Rally
2007 and 2008 Winter Drive
2009 Monte Carlo Historique
2010, 2011, 2012 Rallye du Meznec
In 2013 the car was sold to its 3rd owner and current owner.
Carefully serviced and further rallied by him, the car is being described as ready to race and in excellent condition throughout. The car has covered some 100000 kms, shown on the odometer and runs extremely well. Equipped with the aforementioned German historic registration documents and FIA papers, this is a rare opportunity to buy a semi works prepared Mercedes Benz historic rally car in such good condition.