Lot 176 - 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE
|Odometer reading||47,030 miles|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
- Restored example
- £40,000 recently spent on recommissioning
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.
Originally registered in September 1962, this stunning example presents extremely well in metallic light blue coachwork with a contrasting cream leather interior piped in blue which is complemented by blue carpets. We are informed that £40,000 was spent recommissioning the car which is evident when viewing this fabulous example. This superb example of this iconic classic from the German manufacturer, really is in exemplary condition. Its ivory coloured steering wheel and gear knob add to the nostalgic feel, particularly complemented by its fabulous interior, which is extremely comfortable as with all Mercedes-Benz of this era. The car has benefitted from some updating in the form of a period but sympathetic, Bluetooth stereo. We are informed that this Mercedes is a delight to drive. Powered by its smooth six-cylinder engine mated to an automatic gearbox, this elegant classic will turn heads everywhere.
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