Lot 212 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S Fintail
|Odometer reading||74,511 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,760|
The Mercedes-Benz W 111 was a chassis code given to its top-of-the-range of vehicles, including four-door saloons, produced from 1959 to 1968, and two-door coupés and cabriolets built from 1961 to 1971. The W111 title was initially attributed to six-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines. Production of the four-door saloon began in August 1959 and was premiered at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Autumn. Initially the series consisted of three models; the 220b, 220Sb, and the 220SEb replacing the popular 'Ponton' saloon respectively. Powering the three cars was an identical 2195cc straight-six engine carried over from the previous generation. It produced 95bhp and was capable of accelerating the car to 100mph. The top range 220SEb featured Bosch fuel injection and produced 120bhp with a top speed of 107mph in 14 seconds.
This Mercedes-Benz 220 Fintail was originally registered on 4th November 1964 and has been owned by the fastidious vendor since January 2006. Over £16,000 has been spent on the car under his stewardship resulting in EBH 210B presenting in delightful condition. The chestnut paintwork is virtually unmarked as is the tan interior; the extensive chromework is also in splendid order. During our inspection, the engine and gearbox performed exceedingly well and there were no adverse noises or rattles from this fine piece of German engineering. The car comes supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until January 2017 together with a history file. A great opportunity to purchase a piece of Mercedes-Benz history that is not only very useable but offers style, grace and comfort.
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