Mercedes-Benz will officially reveal its super-luxury S-Class Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but the German automaker can’t stop teasing the drop-top beforehand. Following the artist’s sketch of the convertible shown off earlier this month, the new image contrasts the upcoming car against its closest predecessor, a soft-top dating back almost four and a half decades.
The open-top S-Class – model series 111 and 112 – were produced between 1961 and 1971. Although five different models were offered during that decade, in total just over 7,000 cars were produced. The idea of a four-seater convertible was then sidelined, replaced by the two-seater Mercedes SL which persists to this day.
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