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1965 Mercedes-Benz W111 220SE Cabriolet

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  • Beautiful late model 6cyl W111
  • Detailed independent inspection and valuation provided
  • Superb condition and desirable colour scheme 

The Appeal 

The W111 ushered in Mercedes-Benz’ ‘Imperial Phase’ thanks to crisp Paul Bracq styling to complement the unwavering commitment to the highest engineering ideals. 
While the myriad of W111 saloons catered for everyone from cab drivers to captains of industry, the cabriolet aimed at an altogether more select and focussed audience. These were cars for barrelling down to the South of France or whisking off to a weekend retreat.  Handsome, powerful, spacious and very high quality were their calling cards.
This 1965 220SE retains every element of that original style. Beautifully finished in dark metallic blue with matching interior, it shows why these cars are so revered and highly valued today. A comprehensive independent assessment and valuation accompanies the car and confirms what the photographs show – this is a superb example of a magnificent car.  

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered on 2nd January 1965
  • Certificate D’Immatriculation provided with the car 
  • We have not seen sight of the service and maintenance records for this car
  • 10 page independent assessment and valuation of the car included
  • Throughout the condition is rated as ‘very good’ 
  • This rates the car as ‘Good’ on a four-part scale and values it at 135,000 Euros 
  • The last Controle Technique expired on 5th November 2020 

The Condition

  • Beautifully presented car in desirable colour scheme 
  • Smart metallic blue with blue leather and contrasting light blue Maplewood veneers
  • The condition is resplendent across chrome, paint, leather and veneers
  • Overall this is a very good example of a very desirable car
  • Attractively detailed interior with wood and chrome highlights is one of the joys of these cars
This example is attractively finished in metallic blue – one of the most popular colours for these cars – with blue leather interior and light wood veneers. As you would expect it is in exceptional condition across bodywork, paint and interior and exterior fittings. 

The Mechanics 

  • 2,195cc M127 6cyl engine with Bosch fuel injection developing 120bhp 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Matching numbers vehicle 
  • Mechanicals all rated as ‘good’ by independent inspection 
The joy of the 220SE is that it doesn’t just look good, it goes well too. That is thanks to Mercedes-Benz’ advanced, fuel injected M127 straight six engine that delivers a healthy 120bhp.  
Although we did not have access to the service and maintenance records at the time of writing, the independent inspection includes an assessment of the mechanicals, including with the engine running.  All are rated highly by that inspection.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1965
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SE Series 220 SE
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 10,462 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2195
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Alpes maritimes
  • Location International
  • Country France

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