Lot 156 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb Fixedhead Coupé
|Registration||7020 PJ 40|
|Chassis Number||111 021 10 028934|
|Engine Number||114 920 10 034347|
|Odometer reading||90,438 km|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £32,000|
The Mercedes-Benz W111 series was produced from 1959 to 1968 and was the chassis code given to its top-range vehicles, including four door sedans, with two door coupés and cabriolets being produced from 1961 to 1971. Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957 as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the saloon with the emphasis on the exterior styling. Some of the mock-ups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling similar to the Pagoda roadster. The rear bodywork persisted however and, although officially still called a 'fintail', the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. Production began in late 1960 and in February of the next year the coupé was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later; the car was almost identical to the coupé with the soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and covered by a tightly fitting bag. Unlike the previous generation of two-door Ponton series, there was only one model for the two-door vehicle, the 220 SE on both versions, with the identical 2195cc engine.
This lefthand drive 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb Fixedhead Coupé was the subject of a restoration sometime in the 2000's, at which time the engine and manual gearbox were also replaced with a unit from a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 giving it the extra power that is sometimes lacking in the 220. Recently imported from near Bergerac in France, this 220 SEb Coupé is finished in cream with a black painted roof and has the very good original maroon leather interior. This Mercedes-Benz is supplied with a French registration document, a French transfer document, a number of invoices, a UK MoT test certificate which expires in February 2017 and the car has been registered as being in the UK with NOVA. The 1960's Mercedes-Benz Fixedhead Coupés are becoming increasingly sought after by people from all over the world making them a very sound investment for the future.
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