1939 Steyr 220 Cabriolet
|Body||Factory designed Cabriolet|
|Engine||Inline 6-cylinder, OHV, 2.260 cm³|
Originally known for producing some of the world’s finest firearms, Austrian manufacturer Steyr diversified into automobile production in 1915. The 220 model was introduced in 1937 as a larger-displacement evolution of the six-cylinder 120 that debuted three years prior.
Power from inline six-cylinder OHV engine with capacity of 2.3 liters is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed, floor-shift, manual transmission. The 220 was known in the period as a high-performance vehicle, with superior handling due to four-wheel independent suspension coupled with a lightweight and rigid chassis. The sleek, aerodynamic design was available in four body styles: five-passenger limousine, five-passenger cabriolet, and two different specially bodied cabriolets both by Gläser.
This Steyr 220 wears a factory cabriolet body with an older restoration and nice patina. The attractive red paint is complimented by the tan leather interior with matching top. The car is fitted with Jaeger instrumentation, including speedometer, ampmeter and clock.