Lot 173 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupé
|Odometer reading||38,600 miles|
|Result||Sold - £76,160|
- Rare right hand drive example
- Stunning condition
The values of these wonderful cars are now following the same upward climb as the Pagodas; and in this condition represent an extremely sound investment as well as being a real delight to own and drive. In March 1962, Mercedes-Benz released the 300 SE Coupé. The car featured the Daimler-Benz top of the range 2996cc engine and, as such, this vehicle remained deliberately split from the rest of the W111 family to emphasise the differences in the much higher level of specification. Today, the 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupé is revered as a collector's gem, symbolising an era of automotive mastery and craftsmanship that continues to captivate enthusiasts worldwide.
There are now just a few remaining right hand drive examples of the 300 SE, especially in the stunning condition of this impressive Mercedes-Benz. It is the perfect example of what can be achieved with a detailed, ground-up restoration of the beautiful W111 model. The vendor informs us that he had been looking for a 300 SE for a while and found this car in New South Wales, Australia. It was in the ownership of the chairman of the Mercedes-Benz club of Australia. The car having been exported from the U.K. some years earlier. On its return to England this Mercedes was repainted. The paintwork is exceptional, the panel gaps are impressive, and the chromework gleams, even the underside of this classic Mercedes-Benz is clean. We are informed that this coupé is a comfortable delight to drive and regularly turns heads everywhere it goes. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and a file containing various bills and receipts and an original buff logbook. This fantastic example is estimated well given the condition of the car and the rarity of the model.
Previous lotLot 172 - 1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera 2
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