1965 1965 Mercedes-Benz Coupé - 220 SE Cabriolet

220 SE Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th march 2009
Introduced in mid-1959, the Mercedes-Benz W111 220 series was a natural progression from the 220S range of 1956; the latter had been the first saloon series from Mercedes-Benz to use unitary construction and this was carried on with its successors, together with all-independent suspension and the 2,195cc, single overhead camshaft, straight six engine. All models, however, were larger inside and out with a greater abundance of chromework and superb proportions.
Four basic models were available, the 105bhp 220, the 124bhp 220S with twin Solex carburettors, the 134bhp 220SE with fuel injection and the 170bhp 300SE with 2,996cc engine. In addition there were the much sleeker, two door 220SE and 300SE Coupé and Cabriolet models, sharing similar styling to the saloons but with exposed twin headlights, rounded rather than finned rear wings an