Lot 171 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible
|Odometer reading||45,683 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £48,000|
|Result||Sold - £53,204|
The Mercedes-Benz W111 series was produced from 1959 to 1968 and was one of Mercedes top-range vehicles. They were elegant and well built vehicles aimed at wealthy or successful individuals who appreciate a finer finish to their motorcars. In 1957 the design began for the two-door Pontons. Most of the chassis and drive train were to be unified with the saloon and therefore the emphasis was on exterior styling. Some of the prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling similar to the Pagoda Roadster, whilst the rear bodywork was officially still called a 'fintail' although the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights.
This Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet was supplied new to the UK in September 1965 with an automatic gearbox and power assisted steering. This attractive Cabriolet presents well in grey with a blue interior and black roof. This stunning car has spent some time in climate controlled storage since the current vendor began his tenure in 2000 and he states the car drives nicely. The car comes to auction with a V5C registration document. The 1960's Mercedes convertibles are becoming increasingly sought after, making them a sound investment for the future.
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