1963 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabriolet W111
The W111 was the replacement for the W180 or the Ponton, as it was known. Production of the car started in in late 1960. The Coupe made its debut at the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart in February 1961 and the Cabriolet at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few months later.
The Cabriolet was almost identical to the Coupe. The soft top folded neatly into a recess behind the front seats and was covered by a tight fitting leather cover in the same colour as the seats. The engine was the same as in the Coupe, the M127, 2,2L straight six-cylinder. Options included automatic transmission, power steering and individual rear seats.
This specific car is a 1963 220 SE Cabriolet. The car was sold new in England, was then exported to America and eventually found its way to South Africa. It is a completely original car that has never been restored. It is in a remarkable condition and recently completed a trip to Cape Town and back without any problems. This is a great car to buy and enjoy as is or to restore to showroom condition.
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