|1966 220 SE Convertible|
|Engine: 2.2 L | Mileage: 75,761 | Price: €69,900|
The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to its top-range vehicles, including 4-door sedans, produced from 1959 to 1968, and 2-door coupes and cabriolets from 1961 to 1971. The W111, was initially attributed only to 6-cylinder cars with 2.2 litre engines.
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; the car 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 bag. Unlike the previous generation of two-door ponton series, there was only one model for the 2-door vehicle, the 220SE on both versions, with the identical M127 2195 cc engine.
This 2195 cc straight-6 engine, carried over from the previous generation, produced 95 hp (71 kW) at 4800 rpm, capable of accelerating the heavy car to 160 km/h (155 if fitted with optional automatic gearbox).
The 220 SE Convertible (or Cabriolet) was produced from September 1961 to October 1965 in a total of 2,729 units.
This Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (W111) was first registered in 1966 and had two previous owners, the last one in California, USA. It has matching numbers and although an American spec vehicle, it has European light units. The car features the -then optional- automatic gearbox and also has a fully operational A/C unit.
No rust is present in any part of the body. It has undergone a full body restoration, its interior has been refurbished with original leather trim and its mechanical parts have been fully serviced.