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1961 MERCEDES BENZ 220 SE COUPE
Mercedes unveiled its new six cylinder 220 models in 1959 introducing the second generation of saloons and coupés to use the 220 model designation. Like the previous 220 the new cars had a 2195cc six cylinder engine with choice of either S or SE specifications. The more expensive SE Coupé and Cabriolet models featured fuel injection and 1962 disc brakes.
The 220 Coupé shared its two door body with the convertible Cabriolet. The elegant roof line featured a large "wrap-round" rear screen and pillar-less doors. Unlike the smaller engined "Fintail" models the 220 came with "stacked" headlamps either side of the traditional Mercedes grille.
The model remained in production until 1965.
Offered here is a 1961 example of the desirable SE Coupé, which is believed to be one of only 50 right hand drive specimens equipped with the manual transmission. This makes the motor car an excellent basis for historic rallying but also offers the maximum performance from the 2.2 litre, six cylinder engine in every day use.
Finished in white with tan leather interior, the motor car has been in the vendor's care for 21 years and is described as being in very sound, usable condition but in need of some light restoration.
These Coupés are becoming harder to find in sound condition, especially in RHD configuration, and even rarer with the manual transmission.
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