Lot 190 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé

Lot 190 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé

Lot 190 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé

Lot Number 190
Registration DXJ 395C
Chassis Number 20076952
Engine Number 12798420011698
Odometer reading 70,000 miles
Estimate £38,000 - £45,000
Result Sold - £45,280

With a production run that started in 1959 and finished in 1968, the Mercedes-Benz W111 series was the top of the range line-up for the German manufacturer. The addition of two-door coupés and cabriolets was made in 1961. These new models were the replacement for the two-door Pontons and factory prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling similar to the Pagoda roadster. The rear bodywork persisted and although officially called a fintail the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. The coupé was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

This superb example is presented in light blue with wonderful red leather interior. It comes with a history file containing details of a detailed body and engine rebuild together with a CD providing evidence of work completed along with further invoice history of work carried out. This fabulous example of this iconic classic from the Germany manufacturer is exemplary in its condition and has won overtime many awards at Mercedes-Benz events. The ivory steering wheel and gear knob add to is nostalgic feel, particularly complemented by its fabulous interior which is extremely comfortable as with all Mercedes-Benz of this era are! The wooden instrument binnacle and screen surround have been treated to some honest updating, without losing the authenticity of her 50 years of life and the lighting has been upgraded with LED bulbs, without changing the lenses so that you wouldn't realise. Powered by its smooth six-cylinder engine mated to a manual gearbox, this stunning classic will turn heads everywhere.

 

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