"The Mercedes-Benz W111 was produced from 1959 to 1968 and was the chassis code given to its top-range vehicles, with two-door coupés and cabriolets being produced from 1961 to 1971. Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957 as most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the saloon with the emphasis on the exterior styling. Production began in late 1960 and in February of the next year the coupé was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Museum. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later; the car was almost identical to the coupé with the soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and covered by a tightly fitting bag. Unlike the previous generation of two-door ponton series, there was only one model for the two-door vehicle, the 220SE on both versions, with the identical 2195cc engine.
This excellent example was registered in April 1964. Described as being in good mechanical order, this Mercedes has recently passed an MoT test in spite of being exempt by virtue of its age. This 220SE cabriolet is finished in blue black metallic and has been retrimmed in dark blue. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and the previously mentioned MoT test certificate valid until August 2022. 1960s Mercedes convertibles are becoming increasingly sought after by people all over the world making them a very sound investment for the future and excellent examples such as this car will always attract the highest of prices.