– 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb convertible from the W111 series
– US model, returned to Germany in 2011
– steering-column mounted gear lever
– painted in red, original colour was white (MB color code 050)
– chrome in fine condition apart from a deep dent in the right rear corner guard
– interior in beautiful condition with brown leather seats, door panels and carpets
– partially refurbished in the US according to the previous owner
– original car radio “Becker Europa TG”
– black canopy top in good condition with tonneau cover matching the colour of the interior
– steering gear recently renewed, tie rods replaced and the wheel alignment checked
– original owner’s manual available
– Classic Data appraisal over € 100,000 (condition: 2-, 2015)
– one of only 2,729 examples of this timeless classic
Do you know a more elegant 4-seater convertible? We do not!
As of February 1961 were available coupé and convertible, called W111, initially using the same technical basis as the sedan model 220 SE 220 SEb/C.
In contrast to its predecessor, coupé and convertible are based on the unshortened platform of the associated sedan and were thus a full four-seater. Coupé and sedan also have many similarities in terms of styling, 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 for coupés and convertibles was almost twice as high as that of the sedan.