1963 Mercedes Benz 220SE For Sale
Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957. Since most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was focused on the exterior styling. Mercedes chose the work of engineer Paul Bracq, which featured a more squarish, subtle rear end treatment, more evocative of the later squarish styling of the subsequent W108/109 than the sharp-edged tail fins of the sedan. Production began in late 1960, with the coupe making its debut at the 75th anniversary at the Mercedes Benz museum in February 1961. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few months later. Almost identical to the coupe, its soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and was covered by a tightly fitting leather boot in the same color as the seats. Unlike the previous generation of two-door ponton series, the 220SE designation was used for both the coupe and convertible. All 220SE's were powered by a 2195 cc M127 engine.
1963 Mercedes 220SE. This vehicle has just come out of Texas. Comes with a straight six engine with a manual four speed transmission. As far as we know the engine and transmission is original to the vehicle. Currently the engine is seized, but we have put some lubricant in the cylinders to help free it up. Comes with the original wheels and has all four hubcaps. Has manual windows. This vehicle is equipped with power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.
The interior of the vehicle is complete but will require a restoration. The gauges are all there with the car and the dash hasn't been cut up. Door glass and rear glass are in good condition. The front windshield is cracked. Comes with its original Mercedes steering wheel. All the chrome to the vehicle is there. This car does have rust. The fuel tank and some other parts are included with the sale. Comes with a clean California title.
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