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Lot 204: Mercedes-Benz 250SE Saloon

The Monaco Sale, Bonhams (11 May 2012)

First shown at Frankfurt in 1965, the 'S' Class Mercedes-Benz range was outwardly distinguishable from preceding models by a new, sleeker bodyshell with lower roof and waistlines and increased glass area. All models featured similar all-independent suspension as well as four-wheel disc brakes and power-assisted steering. Although developed from the preceding 220 model's 2.2-litre unit, the new 2.5-litre engine of the 250S incorporated numerous improvements, including a seven-bearing crankshaft, and produced 130bhp at 5,400rpm, good enough for a top speed of 185km/h. As one would expect, the fuel-injected engine of the 250SE improved on these figures, delivering a maximum power output of 150bhp (DIN), which raised the top speed of this luxurious saloon to 200km/h. This 250SE saloon was sold new in France by Delcroix and still has its original license plate, '284 CF 95'. Kept for many years in the 'Mus�e de la belle �poque de l'automobile' at Ch�teau Betteville near Pont l'Ev�que, it remains outstandingly original and has had only two previous owners. The very low odometer total of 4,500 kilometres is believed to be correct and is supported by the car's 'time warp' condition. An elegant and imposing car, built to last, this classic 'stacked headlamp' Mercedes-Benz 250SE it is offered with French Carte Grise and the original handbook and tools.

Lot Details
Auction The Monaco Sale
Bonhams, Monaco
TypeCar
Lot Number204
Estimate€4000-€6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€5200
Hammer Price (inc premium)€5980
Year1996
Condition rating1
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Mileage-
Chassis number10014759
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