MERCEDES 220SE Convertible 1965 RHD
This very rare, genuine, right hand drive MB 220SE convertible was registered in the UK on the 29th September 1965 is being offered for sale on behalf of the current owner who lives in Thailand.
Finished in very attractive metallic silver/blue paintwork with contrasting dark blue leather interior the car presents itself very well and wears an appealing patina of age combined with some tastefully restored and updated fittings. The car was originally a maroon colour but is recorded as being re-painted in 2000.
The chrome finishings are free of any serious corrosion with just minor localised pitting in some areas.
The blue leather interior and black hood appear to have been re-commissioned at some stage in the car’s life but since there is no service history available with the car it is difficult to determine exactly when the work might have been done. However, the condition of those items is very good including the blue tonneau cover for the hood when folded.
The odometer is currently showing 45948 miles and the mot history indicates that in 2007 the car had done 41258 miles, suggesting that only very light use has been made of the car during the past 12 years of its life. The next MOT is not due until July 2020.
The engine starts without fuss and idles very smoothly whilst the suspension shows no signs of sagging or lack of support on all four corners.
Although this 220SE does not present itself in concours condition it is both a perfectly usable, solid classic and an ideal base for a long-term project to turn it into a show-winning example.
Genuine 220SE convertibles are very hard to come by since there are many coupes that have been modified to soft-top versions. In addition this an original UK-registered, right hand drive model which adds even more rarity value to the car.
This 220SE convertible is currently on sale at £69,995 and for more details or to arrange a viewing in West Sussex please contact The Car Spy.
- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 120 bhp
- Body typeConvertible
Reference #10506535 | Trade advert