Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 198
Year : 1971
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
Registration No. : JYY 559J
Chassis No. : 11102612004007
Engine No. : 11698012003919
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


In the summer of 1965, Mercedes-Benz launched its new
replacements for both W 111 and W 112 saloons, the W 108 and W 109
respectively. In a bizarre twist of fate, this car's design was
based on the W 111 coupé but widened and squared off as the fintail
fashion was quickly fading by the mid 1960s. However, both W 111
and W 112 models were modernised; the 220 SE was superseded by the
250 SE which featured the new 2,496cc engine, producing 150bhp at
5500rpm, giving it a significant improvement in top speed. Visibly,
the changes only affected the new 14 rims with new wheel trims;
this was to accommodate the larger disk brakes and the new rear
axle. In November 1967, the 250 SE was superseded by the new 280
SE. Inside, the car received wood veneer on the dashboard and other
minor changes. A final model was added in August 1969, the 280 SE,
3.5 litre. It was fitted with the brand-new M116, 3,499cc, V8
engine with 200bhp at 5,800rpm, a top speed of 130mph and a 0-100
at 9.5 seconds. To accommodate the large engine, the car's front
grill was widened and front bumpers were modified.

Documentation in the file includes a storage bill dated
28th May 1999 from Pentagon Mercedes-Benz in Eastleigh,
Hampshire, confirming the mileage at 6,744 miles. The car was first
registered in the UK in 2007 and comes with an age related
registration number; an MoT test certificate from 2010 records the
mileage at 8,196 miles and it is currently showing 8,385 miles with
no advisories on the MoT test certificate.   
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170