1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 120
Year : 1963
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : 4110 KW
Chassis No. : 11102122048082
Engine No. : 12798422001831
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Mercedes-Benz W 111 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 in classic
Mercedes-Benz white with a contrasting black leather interior, the
condition of both can safely be described as very good throughout.
The reason being is that this example underwent a partial
restoration in 2008 which included a complete strip down (interior
out) to bare metal and a full repaint. All the seating was
re-upholstered, not with modern leather but with the correct 1960's
hides sourced from the US with the seating then re-constructed in
the correct Mercedes-Benz fashion. The wooden dash and door
cappings are all beautifully renovated, 'excellent' according to
the vendor. It also benefits from new rear seatbelts, new rear
shock absorbers, new rear brake cylinders and a new exhaust. Family
owned for that last 15 years, the brand new MoT test certificate
shows no advisories and expires in November 2017. The W111 carries
one of the most elegant profiles of all post-war Mercedes-Benz and
is reported to drive well with an overall appearance, including the
engine bay, of a car that has had much care and attention lavished
upon it.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170