1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907

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Lot 42N
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé

£ 50,000 - 60,000
US$ 62,000 - 75,000
Amended
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 8507907
*Rare version with sliding steel sunroof
*Left-hand drive
*Attractive colour combination
*Complete with period luggage set

Footnotes

  • Introduced at the 1959 Frankfurt Auto Show, the 220 S saloon was one of three six-cylinder (W111) models sharing a new up-to-the-minute body style. This trio featured unitary construction bodies, independent suspension all round (at the rear by means of a single-pivot swing axle), and powerful servo-assisted drum brakes. Much attention had been paid to improving passenger comfort and safety, the cabin being enlarged and the glass area increased for better visibility, while the incorporation of front and rear crumple zones represented a milestone in automotive safety technology. Designed to appeal equally to European and North American markets, the sleek new body featured tail fins, a styling device then much in vogue, which gave the models their nickname: Heckflosse (Fintail).

    Powered by an up-rated (110bhp DIN, 124bhp SAE in the USA) version of its predecessor's 2,195cc overhead-camshaft six-cylinder engine, the 220 S was good for a top speed of around 165km/h (102.5mph). Fuel-injected 'SE' versions followed, the coupé and cabriolet models lacking the saloon's swiftly outdated tail fins, while front disc brakes were standardised on the 220 S in April 1962. Production ceased in 1965.

    This charming Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupe is beautifully finished in two-tone ivory over dark grey with tan interior, and has the rare and desirable factory sliding steel sunroof. The car was registered in 1964 in the United States where it remained with one owner until 1981. Its owner was both very passionate and particular about the maintenance and use of the car, which he had christened 'Maximilian'. He kept a hand-written logbook of his travels with the Mercedes, even recording the exact bend where the 100,000 mile mark had been passed. Since 2009 the car has formed part of an exclusive private collection in the North of England, where it has been sparingly used and looked after by the owner's in-house mechanic. The aforementioned hand-written logbook comes with the car, as well as the old US title and proof of EU customs paid.

    Subsequently restored, the car and presents very nicely and comes with a period luggage set. An attractive, usable, and worthwhile addition to any serious collection.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the chassis number of this car is not 8507907, but 18507907.
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1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé  Chassis no. 8507907
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