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Auction: Auction 20.05.2017
was auctioned on: 20 May 2017
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1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

Estimate: £27,000 - £33,000
ca. US$34,896 - US$42,651
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 240, Views: 51

The Mercedes-Benz W111 series was produced from 1959 to 1968 and was the chassis code that determined its top-range vehicles. This included four-door saloons with two-door coupés and cabriolets being produced from 1961 to 1971. Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957 as most of the chassis and drive train were to be unified with the saloon with the emphasis on the exterior styling. Some of the mock-ups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling similar to the Pagoda roadster. The rear bodywork persisted however and, as such although officially still called a 'fintail', the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. Production began in late 1960 and in February of the next year, the coupé was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Museum. This highly collectable example is presented a combination that is most striking; Mercedes-Benz black with a contrasting blood red leather interior, the condition of both can safely be described as extremely good throughout. The reason being is that this example underwent a full restoration with its previous Dutch owner recently, which included a complete strip down (interior out) to bare metal and a full repaint. All the seating was re-upholstered with the seating then re-constructed in the correct Mercedes-Benz fashion. The wooden dash and door cappings are all beautifully fitted and as new. Recently this pillarless coupé has been given to renowned Mercedes-Benz specialists SS Motors of Weybridge to ensure that not only the engine is set up without fault but also to obtain a new MoT test certificate. Recently imported into the UK, offered with a UK registration document, a new MoT test certificate and having the confidence of a recent specialist service with SS Motors, this W111 carries one of the most elegant profiles of all post-war Mercedes-Benz and is reported to drive very well with an overall appearance of a car that has had much care and attention lavished upon it.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Historics at Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Title: Auction 20.05.2017
Date of the auction: 20 May 2017
Address: Historics at Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Thorney Lane North
SL0 9HF Iver
United Kingdom
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