1964 Mercedes-Benz 220D

220 Berline No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Lot number 
    161
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 11101010057831
Engine no.180.941-10-089663

- Sporty presentation
- Manual gearbox
- Many work carried out between 2014 and 2017
- No reserve

Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1959, the Mercedes W111 caused a sensation with the public and symbolized the renewal of the brand. The design was modern, the mechanicals powerful and the finish was of a high quality. Safety was also not forgotten since this version was crash tested.
The car on offer was registered on May 14, 1964, and in the mid-1970s, it was re-registered in the Creuse region. Its previous owner had owned the car since 1990. Purchased in 2013, this pretty sedan has benefited from numerous preparatory work for participating in Paris-Beijing rally. In its original state, it has benefited from a new two-tone paint, and the numbers on the doors, as well as the absence of hubcaps further accentuate this "racing" preparation. Sound overall, the body has some minor imperfections and traces of corrosion. In 2014, the tires, shock absorbers and exhaust were replaced, while the braking system was overhauled. The rocker panels and the tank were treated in 2016. Then, in 2017, the current rims were fitted, the clutch was redone and a proven and rectified cylinder head was installed. A 2019 expert report mentions a complete mechanical overhaul by a marque professional. The upholstery in grey leatherette is in good condition. This sporty-looking sedan is reminiscent of the 220SE, which won the 1960 Rally Monte Carlo.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1964-mercedes-benz-220-berline-no-reserve-3980-161

Photos © Mathieu Bonnevie