Restored with no expenses spared
- Gorgeous condition
- Fitted with a rare floor mounted manual gearbox
- Matching numbers
At the 1959 Frankfurt Motor Show Mercedes-Benz unveiled four new models including the 220SEb. They all shared the same monocoque and all-round independent suspension. The new 220 SEb kept the same fuel-injected, single-overhead-camshaft engine as the previous model. The sedan version quickly outdated was taken out when the convertible and the coupé were introduced in 1960 and 1961. The convertible was much better equipped than the Saloon model and came with leather seats, rev counter and a 4-speed, floor mounted, automatic gearbox.
This particular car was sold new in California, to a doctor who bought it for his bride. They lived in Marin County and enjoyed the car many years until they swapped it for a new 450 SL. The second owner had the car undergone to a high quality restoration before he eventually sold it to a Jim Kuchevar in 1986. It was imported to England from Missouri in 2014 where it was of an important collection. This Mercedes 220 SEb is finished in a beautiful color combination in a Havana Brown paint (colour code 408), with a tan soft-top, a new bamboo leather upholstery and Carpathian burr elm embellishments. In 2016 it received a major service by Classic Workshop of Weston-on-the-Green in Oxfordshire at a cost of 2,000 GBP. In Germany recently it has gone through a thorough condition report by a German "Gutachter" or insurance value appraiser. This report is available in the car's archives and depicts every aspects of the car's condition. The car is offered with lots of invoices and is ready to be used to enjoy the country roads on sunny Sundays.