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Lot 115: Mercedes-Benz W111 220 SEB Fintail

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to its top-range of vehicles, including 4-door sedans, produced from 1959 to 1968, and 2-door coupes and cabriolets built from 1961 to 1971. The W111 title was initially attributed to 6-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines. Production of the 4-door sedan began in August 1959, and it was premiered at the Frankfurt Auto Show in autumn. Initially the series consisted of three models the 220b, 220Sb, and the 220SEb. These replaced the popular 'Pontoon' sedans respectively. The 220b was the budget option lacking the extra chrome trims on the exterior, and having simple wheel hubcaps and interior trim. Powering the three cars was an identical 2195 cc straight-six engine carried over from the previous generation. It produced 95 hp and was capable of accelerating the car to 160 km/h (155 if fitted with optional automatic gearbox). The engine of the 220Sb with twin carburettors, produced 110 hp and raised the top speed to 165 km/h (103 mph) along with improving the 0-100 km/h acceleration to 15 seconds. The top range 220SEb featured Bosch fuel injection produced 120hp with a top speed of 172 km/h (107 mph) and a 0-100 km/h in 14 seconds. This top of the range 220 SEB was purchased by our vendor in 2008 and was then subject to a general refurbish. This included new lower door panels, a brake overhaul along with a full exterior respray. The car has since been well loved and used regularly with the engine serviced annually. In 2009 the car was campaigned in the tour of Cheshire and also the Tour of Ilkey where it finished 2nd in class. A great opportunity to purchase a piece of Mercedes Benz history that is not only very useable but oozes style for mile after mile!

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number115
Estimate£4500-£6500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1964
Condition rating0
Registration numberPRF 976B
Mileage-
Chassis number11 014 20 066662
Engine number127 982 20 0447122
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders6
Number of doors