1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEB Coupe (W111)


  • Fantastic condition throughout
  • Extensive service history 
  • Luxurious black leather interior with elegant cream exterior

The Appeal

The 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEB Coupe, part of the renowned W111 series, epitomises the elegance and superior craftsmanship that Mercedes-Benz is known for. This model, built on the S-Class Fintail Saloon, features a gorgeous two-door body and pillarless glasshouse, offering an elegant design that few modern cars can compete with. 

The 220 SEB Coupe's 2,195cc engine with mechanical fuel injection ensures a smooth and powerful ride, a hallmark of Mercedes engineering from this era. The quality doesn’t stop at the engine however; everywhere you look the car simply oozes quality, from the sumptuous interior to the bodywork, Mercedes reputation for engineering prowess is evidently well deserved.
This particular example, with its luxurious black leather interior and cream exterior, presents beautifully throughout. The long, elegant design combined with the cream paintwork makes for a striking visual statement, especially given the car's size. With only 92,501 miles and a history of extensive maintenance and investment, this car is in excellent condition both inside and out. 

The current owner reports that it drives perfectly, offering an exceptionally smooth and luxurious ride that modern cars struggle to match. For those seeking a classic car that combines style, luxury, and the renowned build quality of Mercedes-Benz, this 220 SEB Coupe is an outstanding choice.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered on February 4, 1965, as 860 PO
  • Now registered as JGU 672C
  • 7 recorded keepers 
  • V5 Present and correct
  • Extensive service history with many invoices from SL Shop
  • Over £20,000 invested in mechanicals during previous ownership
  • Historic vehicle status, tax and MOT exempt
  • Large collection of old MOTs and invoices for previous work

The Condition

  • Cream exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior in very good condition with some signs of wear
  • Wooden interior elements present well  with some patina
  • Black headlining and carpet in very good condition
  • Rear window seal shows some perishing
  • Light lenses, badges, and trim in very good condition
  • Most brightwork in excellent condition, some with light patina
  • Period-correct Motorola radio installed
This Mercedes-Benz Coupe presents exceptionally well. The cream exterior is in excellent condition, complemented by a luxurious black leather interior that shows only minimal wear. Whilst some elements show some light patina, it perfectly fits with the cars classic aesthetics and even a cursory glance shows that this car has been exceptionally well cared for throughout its life. The combination of the cream exterior and all-black interior with the distinctive W111 design makes for one of the most stylish looking cars we have ever seen, this is a car that would feel at home on Hollywood Boulevard.

The Mechanics

  • Recent gearbox service in 2022
  • New shock absorbers in 2017
  • New ignition barrel and fuel pump filter in 2019
  • New Bosch battery installed by the previous owner
  • Underside appears to be in superb condition
  • Engine and engine bay in excellent condition
  • Car starts easily and idles well
  • Owner reports exceptionally smooth and luxurious ride
The mechanical condition of this 220 SEB Coupe is impressive, with significant investment in recent years ensuring it drives as smoothly as it looks. The gearbox received a service in 2022, and
new shock absorbers, ignition barrel, fuel pump filter, and a Bosch battery have been installed. As with every other aspect of this car the mechanical side presents superbly, with invoices showing significant investment by the previous owner and very few miles covered since. 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1965
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 220
  • Colour Beige
  • Mileage 92,501 Miles
  • Engine size 2195
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bournemouth
  • County Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
15 Bids from 11 bidders
  • ce•••• £25,750 06/06/24
  • dm•••• £25,500 06/06/24
  • Mo•••• £25,000 06/06/24
  • dm•••• £23,500 06/06/24
  • du•••• £23,000 06/06/24
  • fi•••• £20,500 06/06/24
  • Ne•••• £20,000 06/06/24
  • pe•••• £14,950 02/06/24
  • nu•••• £12,000 02/06/24
  • pe•••• £10,000 31/05/24

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