This handsome early W111 Mercedes coupe was cared for the the original owner until late 2014. Rarely do you get the opportunity to see such an original, unrestored car in this condition.
This particular 220SE was originally delivered to the Mannheim showroom where it was sold to its first owner. This is unusual since most of these cars were pre-ordered to the purchaser’s specifications. The original owner didn’t want to order a coupe and wait another year, so he purchased this available car and immediately had it repainted in his color choice of Light ivory with Tobacco two tone. The original color as shown on the data card is 463 H Copper (a rare color).
Service records show it was driven in Germany until 1968 when it was imported to the U.S.; and was kept at the owner’s New York country home until being acquired by us this year.
With 208,000 documented original kilometers (129kmi) and a numbers matching drivetrain, this mercedes starts easily and runs smooth down the road as it should. Recent maintenance includes a complete brake system rebuild, transmission shift linkage rebuild, complete new stainless steel exhaust (timevalve) and fuel system cleaning / tune up by a marque specialist. This car can be driven and enjoyed without requiring immediate maintenance work.
The paint shows very well for being fifty years old. It shines nicely and shows only minor blemishes as seen in photos. The chrome is very good although the rear bumper shows a number of dents from it’s time in Manhattan. Both bumpers can be re-chromed with a turn-around time of 5 weeks if the new owner chooses to have this done. The body and chassis are remarkably solid with only a few rust bubbles shown on the rear wheel arch and a cmpletely rust free undercarriage.
The interior is very presentable and also entirely original. The wood is very nice and all gauges function properly. The manual sunroof slides smoothly and the original becker radio works well. The Cognac leather door panels are in great shape and the seats show well but have begun to split at a few seams.
Now is your chance to own a documented original 220SE with all the right options. Not a project car but a very nice original driver that could be enjoyed as-is or drive it while you restore.