The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door saloons (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971).
Somewhat confusingly, both the W111 and W112 lines included vehicles with different Paul Bracq-designed bodywork, the 2-door coupé and cabriolet.
The 220SE was superseded in early autumn 1965 by the 250SE, which featured the new 2496 cm3 M129 engine. Producing 150 hp (112 kW) at 5500 rpm, it gave the vehicle a significant improvement in top speed, 193 km/h (120 mph) (188 km/h (117 mph) with automatic transmission), and 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 12 seconds (14 with automatic transmission). Visible changes include new 14-inch wheels, which came with new hub cabs and beauty rings accommodating the larger disc brakes and new rear axle from the W108 family.
This US version with a 4-speed automatic comes with a factory fitted Kühlmeister air conditioning. Also comes with a refurbished interior including new anti-vibration and noise isolation, chassis and cavity spray treatment, new chassis parts, new exhaust, after major service (fillings, spark plugs, injection adjustment), new fuel tank and lines, new window/door/roof seals and new roof (soft top).
This iconic convertible version of the W111 comes from the last year of production in a more powerful 150hp version. A very well preserved, fully functional piece after an older restoration with a service history.
|Engine||2.496 ccm, 150 PS, I6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Cream|
|Color - interior||Dark Brown leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||7.899 mls|
|Chassis / VIN||12088418|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door convertible body type; RWD (rear- wheel drive), automatic 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2496 cm3, advertised power: 110 kW / 148 hp / 150 PS (DIN SAE), torque: 216 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4880 mm, width: 1845 mm, wheelbase: 2750 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1575 kg; top speed: 185 km/h (115 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 11.3 s, 0-100 km/h 12 s (declared by factory)