Lot 115 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE
|Odometer reading||22,485 miles|
|Result||Sold - £24,904|
- Ex-Sir David Frost
- Nice original condition
- Rare righthand drive
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
This model was first shown at Frankfurt in 1965 and this S-Class Mercedes-Benz range was outwardly distinguishable from preceding models by a sleeker bodyshell with lower roof and waistlines and an increased glass area creating a very attractive Coupé style. All models featured similar all-independent suspension as well as four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted steering. However, although the saloon used this ‘New Generation’ bodyshell, the Coupé and Cabriolet kept the timelessly elegant coachwork that had debuted back in 1960. The 250 SE used a fuel-injected version of Mercedes-Benz’s new, overhead-camshaft, 2,496cc engine which developed 150bhp. There was a choice of either four-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while the rear suspension featured Mercedes-Benz’s hydro-pneumatic compensating spring. Today all examples of these classic Coupés and Cabriolets are highly sought after.
This nice original example, once owned by the well-known journalist and television broadcaster Sir David Frost, is presented in gold with a black interior and has been maintained over the last six years by Mercedes-Benz specialist Colin Ferns Ltd near Richmond, Surrey. This elegant and sought after model is powered by the smooth 2.5 litre engine mated to an automatic gearbox, providing effortless touring capabilities which these Mercedes-Benz were famed for. Accompanying the car is a current V5 registration document and the car will come to the Auction with a new MoT test certificate. The boot space has more than adequate luggage room for modern travel and in this wonderful original condition, one can certainly use it everyday as indeed it was intended when first manufactured.
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