1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 441
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible
Chassis no. 11102310048674

Sold for US$ 51,750 inc. premium
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible
Chassis no. 11102310048674
* 2,195cc fuel-injected SOHC in-line six-cylinder
* 4-speed manual transmission
* Unrestored, three owners from new
* Handbuilt German quality
* Fantastic value & style

"The Mercedes 220SE Coupé is a very fine engineering achievement. Not only does it provide fast and economical transport for four and their luggage, but outstanding road-holding and riding qualities make this a car which is a pleasure to drive hard, and one in which it is safe and comfortable to do so. Furthermore, it has superb brakes and a high standard of mechanical refinement." – The Autocar.

Of course, Autocar's observations applied equally to the 220SEb Convertible, which was one of two luxurious derivatives of the 220SEb saloon that had been launched at the Frankfurt Show in 1959 heralding a style that would become synonymous with the brand through to the 1980s in some form, particularly when its somewhat dated fins were dropped the following year. Longer than their predecessors, the 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 with 60mph attainable in under 14 seconds. Coupe and Convertible models appeared in 1961, minus the already dated-looking tail fins of the saloon. More modern in style, the 220SEb Coupé and Convertible were better appointed too, being equipped as standard with a tachometer, leather upholstery and four-speed automatic transmission. Front disc brakes were fitted from the start of production, a benefit not enjoyed by the 220SEb saloon until 1962.

This 220SEb, finished in white with navy blue MB-Tex interior and matching navy blue top, was delivered new to the Pacific Northwest and has been lovingly preserved and never restored. Carefully maintained by its three owners from new, the second of which kept the car for thirty years, the car shows well inside and out. During the previous owner's long tenure of care the interior and top were refinished and the car repainted. As with any well-kept original car, it is reported to be in good running order.

220SEb Convertibles have all the grace and presence of their larger brethren, but at a more reasonable value that allows for their more sedate performance. This unrestored example will no doubt provide many more happy miles of top down motoring for its lucky, fourth owner.
Contacts
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
1963 Mercedes-Benz 220 Convertible  Chassis no. 11102310048674
Auction information

This auction is now finished.

If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the motorcars department or request a complimentary motorcar appraisal.

If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App