1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb Coupé  Chassis no. 07096 Engine no. 00744

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Lot 229
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb Coupé
Chassis no. 07096 Engine no. 00744

€ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 19,000 - 29,000
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb Coupé
Chassis no. 07096
Engine no. 00744
Mercedes-Benz debuted four new models at the Frankfurt Show in 1959 - the 220SEb among them - all of which shared the same basic unitary-construction bodyshell and all-round independent suspension. Longer than their predecessors, these elegant newcomers featured a wider radiator shell, wrap-around windscreen, wider rear window and vertically positioned twin headlamps. The new 220SEb retained the fuel-injected, single-overhead-camshaft engine of the previous 220SE, though maximum power of the 2,195cc six was increased by five horsepower to 120bhp (DIN). Top speed was now 107mph (170km/h) with 60mph (97km/h) attainable in under 14 seconds. Coupé and Convertible models appeared in 1960 and 1961 respectively, minus the already dated-looking tail fins of the saloon. More modern in style, the luxurious 220SEb Coupé and Convertible were better appointed too, being equipped as standard with a rev counter, leather upholstery and four-speed automatic transmission with floor-mounted gear change lever. Front disc brakes were fitted from the start of production, a benefit not enjoyed by the 220SEb saloon until 1962.

Sold new in Porto, Portugal, this example was bought from its first owner by Victor Ribeiro two years ago, its outstanding originality being a major attraction. The car has covered 135,000 kilometres from new and is equipped with interior arm-rests and Marchal headlights, and comes with a genuine Mercedes-Benz tyre pressure gauge. All the original documentation, service book, current Portuguese registration papers and owner’s manual, the latter containing a 1970s wedding invitation, are included in the sale.


Vendue neuve au Portugal, cet exemplaire a été acquis par Victor Ribeiro auprès de son premier propriétaire il y a deux ans, son extraordinaire état d'origine étant son principal atout. La voiture, qui a parcouru 135 000 km depuis l'origine, est équipée d'accoudoirs et de projecteurs Marchal et elle s'accompagne d'un contrôleur de pression des pneus Mercedes-Benz d'origine. Elle est vendue avec toute la documentation d'origine, le carnet d'entretien, les papiers d'immatriculation au Portugal, le manuel de l'utilisateur et un charmant faire part de mariage des années 70….délicieusement évocateur pour son prochain propriétaire !
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb Coupé  Chassis no. 07096 Engine no. 00744
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb Coupé  Chassis no. 07096 Engine no. 00744
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