– Mercedes-Benz 250 SE factory convertible, one of 954 units
– the rarest combination of body style and engine type for the W111
– originally delivered to Mercedes dealership in Munich, certificate of authenticity available
– two German owners from new
– at one point restored and re-painted in original colour, light ivory
– carpets and soft top renewed, cognac interior in good condition
– white bakelite steering wheel and wood trim well preserved
– air conditioning and original Becker radio on board
– German registration documents, technical approval until 02/2018 and historic plates
– unbelievably elegant appearance, a timelessly beautiful classic
Do you know a more elegant 4-seater convertible? We do not!
As of February 1961, the coupé and convertible variant of the W111 became available, initially using the same drivetrain as the sedan model 220 SE. They were referred to as 220 SEb / C.
In contrast to its predecessor, coupé and convertible are based on the unshortened carrier of the associated sedan and were thus a full four-seater. Coupé and sedan have also stylistically many similarities, but not one of the components of the four-door car could be used for the coupé or convertible. More than four times as many parts as for the sedan were made by hand for the coupés and convertibles.
These C-models were the last largely handmade Mercedes, which is why the price of coupés and convertibles were almost twice as high as that of the sedan.