1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe: Beautiful, Mechanically Strong & Entirely Solid

Price: US $14,100.00 Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • SubModel: 250SE Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2 Door Coupe
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 106,376
  • VIN: 11102112088928
  • Color: Blue Metallic / Silver Grey Metallic
  • Engine size: 2.5L I6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Dark Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 250SE Coupe

Offered for sale is a beautiful mechanically strong entirely solid 1966 Mercedes 250SE Coupe finished in two-tone Blue Metallic and Silver Grey Metallic over a complimentary dark blue interior. A European version that was imported to California in the early 1970s this 250SE is a clean and presentable example that can either be enjoyed as-is or viewed as an incredibly solid and original platform that can be taken to the next level.

The gorgeous two-tone Blue Metallic and Silver Grey Metallic finish has its share of minor imperfections however none of them are significant enough to really appear in any of the pictures. The body is entirely straight with consistent and correct panel fits and gaps throughout and no evidence of any accidents or bodywork. All of the glass and chrome remains in good original condition and the wheels are wrapped in tires with plenty of remaining tread. Always well cared for and properly garaged the car’s undercarriage in entirely solid with no harmful rust or corrosion to speak of. The car’s interior is equally as clean the seats carpets and interior panels all in great shape and showing only limited wear. The wood interior trim could stand refinishing the car retains its original Becker radio and the car’s headliner is in good original condition.

The car is also mechanically sound the original engine firing up easily idling consistently and pulling strongly through each of the automatic transmissions’ gears. Compression is good across all cylinders the brakes function as they should and the car is joy to drive whether tooling through town or bombing down the highway. This is the first era of Mercedes’ classic cars that are adequately powered and advanced enough that they can be comfortably and reliably driven in modern highway conditions and we wouldn’t hesitate to drive this car anywhere.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a solid beautiful and mechanically strong appreciating classic. Heckflosse (fin tail) W111 coupes are one of the most timelessly elegant cars that Mercedes ever produced and in our opinion they’re also one of the most undervalued investment grade cars on the market today as their convertible and eight cylinder kin continue to break sale records at nearly every collector car auction in the annual circuit. It’s only a matter of time before the market catches up to the six cylinder W111s making them excellent investments that are modern enough mechanically to truly drive and enjoy.

We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions so please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We’ve always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we’d personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this Mercedes (if the price is right of course – this isn’t a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we’re selling but we’re enthusiasts not experts and we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding as the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction’s end the balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction’s end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction’s end. Buyer is responsible for shipping however we’d be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction’s end. Thanks for your interest.