The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including 4-door sedans (1959-1968) and 2-door coupes and cabriolets (1961 to 1971).
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. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few months later; and this was almost identical to the coupe, with the soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and covered by a tightly fitting leather “boot” in the same colour as the seats. Unlike the previous-generation two-door Ponton series, there was only one model for the two-door – the 220SE, both powered by the M127 2,195 cc engine. Prices in 1962 were 32,500 NLG (Dutch Guilders) for the coupe and 36,000 for the cabriolet. Options included a sliding sunroof for the coupe, automatic transmission, power steering and individual rear seats. Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957, and most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, so the emphasis was on the exterior styling. Some of the mockups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front-end almost identical to what would be realised in the Pagoda SL roadster.
This simply stunning 220SE is probably the best available on the market today. It is in absolutely incredible original, never restored condition. It is presented in burgundy with an elegant contrasting white roof and immaculate tan leather interior. Its condition is exemplary and is commensurate with its 4,600 miles-from-new, as we have been informed by the current owner. These luxurious coupe tourers represent the very best of what Mercedes had to offer in the 1960s. If you are seeking one of these models, then you cannot afford to miss this unique opportunity. Stunning!
Dieses erstaunliche Stück ist wahrscheinlich das beste Verfügbare auf dem heutigen Markt. Es ist in einem unglaublichen, nie restaurierten Originalzustand, in schickem Burgunderrot mit elegantem weißen Dach und tadellosem Lederinterieur. Mit nur 4600 gefahrenen Meilen ist es laut aktuellem Eigentümer in vorbildlicher Bedingung. Solch luxuriöse Coupé Tourer sind das Beste, was Mercedes in den 1960er Jahren zu bieten hatte. Wenn Sie nach einem dieser Modelle streben, sollten Sie diese einzigartige Gelegenheit nicht verpassen. Atemberaubend!