Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible, 1967


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{{ $t('Seller') }} PFORC1
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{{ $t('City') }} Hooglede
{{ $t('Country') }} Belgium
{{ $t('Make') }} Mercedes-Benz
{{ $t('Model') }} 250SE Convertible
{{ $t('Year') }} 1967
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{{ $t('VIN') }} 12088491

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In 1960, this sedan-based coupé was added to the Mercedes-Benz line-up, with a two-door convertible version following shortly after. In this one, both the fixed roof and the drop-top were designated 220SE. In 1965, the 220SE was replaced by the 250SE, which received Mercedes' latest M129 2500cc in-line six-cylinder engine. The new 150hp engine significantly improved performance. The W111 was a pioneer in passive safety, both inside and out. In the interior, all the sharply projecting compartments were lined, the safety steering wheel was fitted and the protruding sounds changed. The crumple zone and safety cage designed by Béla Barényi were also integrated into this car. Only 954 of this Mercedes 250SE version (chassis code 111.023) were produced between 09/65 and 12/67. The car was bought in 2016 at Topclassics in Ieper. Since purchase, the car was further overhauled motor wise. The car is in good condition: bodywork has some minor imperfections - as shown in the photo gallery. The interior needs further fine-tuning to bring the car into top condition.


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After the great success of Mercedes Benz with the post-war "Ponton" sedan, coupé and convertible models, the line-up of its successor had big shoes to fill. The luxury brand's answer was the W111 chassis, which initially debuted as the iconic Heckflosse (meaning "Fintail") sedan at the 1959 Frankfurt Auto Show. Based on the blueprint of the Ponton, the W111/W112's track was widened, the greenhouse enlarged for better visibility and the overall shape was tighter with a more upright design at the front and rear. The new chassis had a strong focus on safety, with front and rear crumple zones and retractable seat belts, both of which were quite advanced for 1959. This is the convertible version of the W111. It has a limited edition of only 5,143 units and for the 250SE only 954 units.


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The paint of the car is generally in very good condition. Too bad there are a few scratches that came in when working on the car here in Belgium. So there are a few scratches here and there, all depicted in the extensive photo gallery. No major imperfections anywhere.

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The seats are covered with black leather, which have some traces of use here and there. Door panel on the left side is in order except for the slightly loose knob. The floor mats are a bit damaged, as is the fabric roof lining. Dashboard and steering wheel are in perfect condition, just like the gear lever. Rear seat together with the authentic belts are in order. The convertible roof and the interior is in reasonable condition but for the perfectionist it should be renewed. The radio is original but does not work. Also the electrical parts of the car need some work (e.g. the electric windows). Some buttons to attach the leather cover are gone, but this is not a problem.


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This car is equipped with the M129 six-cylinder in-line engine with 2497 cm3 cylinder capacity, good for 150 hp. This Mercedes is also equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. The gear lever is not located at the steering wheel but in the middle on the floor plate. The engine runs perfectly and the automatic gearbox shifts well. Cold start is sometimes a bit difficult.


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Full service, all filters and oil changed at garage Luc Devos in Ypres. Furthermore, the fuel tank and filters were renewed and a new alternator was mounted. The rear axle and handbrake system were fine-tuned. The injection pump was sent to England and completely overhauled.

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The vehicle comes with the original American Title + an E705 form from the Belgian customs. All import taxes have already been paid.

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No, no additional costs are required. The car has never been inspected since purchase. Little by little we have tried to improve the car. When driven, these were very short journeys and never long.

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Convertible electric roof, electric windows, and servo steering wheel.


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The windows are not as aligned as they used to be. Also, the rubber in the car is in need of replacement. This Mercedes sometimes has trouble starting up.

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No, everything is still in original condition.

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This example was originally delivered in the US, where it has spent most of its existence.

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