The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé

Lot No.: 419

Registration: MYG 498D
Chassis Number: 11102122083312
Engine Number: 12998122000272
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2500
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Sold for (£): 37,125

The Mercedes-Benz 220SE was superseded in early autumn 1965 by the 250SE, powered by the new 2.5-litre M129 engine. This bigger and more powerful unit had an output of 150hp at 5500 rpm giving the new model a significant improvement in acceleration and top speed. The car’s external appearance was little changed with only the new 14inch rims and new hubcaps being visible. However, there were a number of improvements over the 220 including larger disc brakes and a redesigned rear axle.

A mere 5,259 examples of the 250SE Coupé were built before the introduction of the replacement 280SE in late 1967. These elegant German-engineered, pillarless coupés remain very good looking cars are highly sought after for their timeless style and driving pleasure.

This, right-hand drive, 250 SE Coupé has covered just over 99,000 miles and is fitted with power steering and a column shift for the automatic gearbox. This car appears to have been subject to a restoration at some point in its life with many new mechanical parts fitted at the time including shock absorbers, fuel pump, brake reservoir, coils, distributor cap etc. and the vendor informs us that electronic ignition is fitted. He also explained that the seats and carpets have been re-trimmed and the car has been repainted at some point, we understand in its original colour of Dunkelblau (332). 

In a market where 280SEs are now commanding premium prices, this elegant 250 SE, at this sensible guide, should not be overlooked.