Lot 202 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé
|Odometer reading||3,700 miles|
|Estimate||£37,000 - £44,000|
- Benefits from an older bare metal restoration and engine rebuild
- Extensive history file
The 50s was the decade of the ponton but these were now feeling dated, Paul Bracq was subsequently drafted in to revamp the styling of the range and the change was immediate. The rear-end treatment was far more stylish and streamlined with the W111 coupés, as shown here, demonstrating a beautiful pillarless treatment once the windows were down. The body shell overall benefited from a lowered roof and waistline with an increased glass area creating a far ‘airier’ feel. Some cars have a timeless quality about them which can be seen at a glance. The 250 SE coupé is one of them and as the saying goes, ‘Quality is remembered long after the purchase price is forgotten’.
This 250 SE coupé was originally supplied to the United Kingdom in 1967 and stayed with its first owner for 20 years, the second for 11 years and the third for 21 years, so it was clearly a cherished car from day one. Our vendor added the car to his collection in 2021 but has decided it just isn’t getting the use it deserves. The car was subject to a comprehensive bare metal restoration around 2014 which has held up very well and the interior was also fully retrimmed around the same time, also in excellent order. The car was also given a full mechanical refresh just 3,700 miles ago, and is said to drive absolutely superbly, as expected. The car is supplied with a comprehensive history file containing many invoices for genuine Mercedes-Benz parts during the rebuild and various other invoices throughout the years. This would be an excellent example to put into regular use, safe in the knowledge that whole car has been gone through in the not-so-distant past. These pillarless W111 Mercedes-Benz models are certainly one of the most elegant designs to come from Mercedes-Benz and much like their W113 ‘Pagoda’ siblings, provide such an effortless drive that they can be (and are) genuinely used as everyday classics.
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