1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible SEC
This is a rare opportunity to acquire the finest example of a very desirable, classic styling Mercedes 250 SE Convertible "111" Series.Extremely low mileage of only 46,300 in perfect driving condition. This automobile still bears its original livery of Black (040) exterior with Roser Light Beige 1060 leather interior with matching convertible top. Built to USA Specifications and delivered new to a U.S. diplomat while serving at the United States Embassy in Bonn,Germany. After his tour of duty ended the car was shipped to his home in Colorado where it remained until 2003 when purchased by a collector in San Antonio,Texas. Original factory Data card and build sheet available. Factory options include floor shift automatic transmission, power operated windows front & rear, original German radio as well as a hydropneumatic compensator spring to the rear axle. With the exception of refinishing to the front seats this car is totally original and rust free.This amazing motor car would be impossible to duplicate. Investment quality that will further appreciate . During the production years 1966-1967 only 954 convertibles were produced, borne out by the extensive "111" history shown below. Recently professionally appraised at $145,000. Inspection is welcome prior to auction end. We will assist with shipping for international buyers. We are licensed and bonded automobile dealers in Texas. In state buyer are required to pay all applicable sales taxes and title fees. Out of state buyers pay only a small State Inventory Tax. This vehicle is being sold "AS IS" without warranty, any questions call 210 913 8353
220SE / 250SE /280SE Cabriolets and Coupes 1961-1971
INTRODUCTIONand HISTORY---------------This luxurious model was the last of the hand-built Mercedes. Only 13 cars per week rolled off the production line. These cabriolets and coupes are true classics. Unlike other automobiles, these cars were classics the day they rolled off the production line, and have remained so ever since.
The 220SEb was first introduced in 1961 and was considered to be an immediate success. Road & Track magazine said "one of the best-looking body designs to come from any German concern." Exquisitely proportioned and beautifully designed. Luxurious may very well be an understatement when describing this model. There were no changes to the basic design until 1969. (Why mess with perfection, huh?)Because of the high demand for convertibles, many coupes have been cut and converted into convertibles, especially the 280 SE 3.5 coupes (as they are the most sought-after of the cabriolets.)SO BE CAREFUL!This has been done so by unscrupulous people in the event of an unsuspecting customer that comes to purchase a convertible. If you are looking at a convertible, make sure to check the chassis number. If you are unsure of the car, call us with the chassis number and we will be happy to help verify whether or not it is a true cabriolet. If you purchase a false convertible, it can cost you thousands of dollars.Click here for information on what to avoid.
All of these coupes and convertibles are elegant, yet can still be driven and maintained with no fuss. The later models with bigger engines are preferred, such as the 300 SE,(see separate page)which was rare when it was new, and is a definite keeper now. The 280 SE 3.5 convertible is a definite collectible because of it's power and grace, and also because of the grille, which is lower and wider. They are elegantly trimmed out with leather and hard-wood veneer in the dash.
|Production Numbers of the 220SEb from 1961 to 1965|
|The chassis prefix for coupes is 111 021 The engine prefix is 127 984|
|The chassis prefix for cabriolets is 111 023The engine prefix is 127 984|
|Production Numbers of the 250SE from1965 to 1967|
|The chassis prefix for 250SE Coupes is 111 021The engine prefix is 129 980/981|
|The chassis prefix to 250 SE Cabriolets is 111 023The engine prefix is 129 980/981|