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 sedan, the scope was focused on the exterior styling. Some of the mockups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling almost identical to what would be realised in the Pagoda roadster, but ultimately favoured the work of engineer Paul Bracq. The rear bodywork however, persisted, and thus though officially still called a fintail, the rear end design had no chrome fin highlights. Production began in late 1960, and in February of the next year the coupe was premiered in Stuttgart for the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Museum.
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 M127 2,195cc engine. Options included a sliding sunroof for the coupe, automatic transmission, power steering, and individual rear seats.
This wonderful example was registered the 30 October of the 1963 and is finished in white with red interior which is in good condition. The car comes with its ASI certificate. These stylish 2 door coupes are very much sought after today and make wonderful touring cars still providing luxury travel as they do in their cars of today.
Cet exemplaire magnifique a été enregistré le 30 Octobre 1963, finitions blanches et un intérieur rouge qui est en bon état. La voiture est livrée avec son certificat ASI. Le style de coupe des portes est très en demande aujourd’hui et font office de superbes voitures de tourisme tout en permettant le luxe du voyage dans une voiture moderne.
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