Lot 4017
Very Special 1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE Cabriolet
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VIN: 12803010003229 Mileage: 87,700 showing

Just 1,112 Cabriolets with fuel injection were produced. The pinnacle of the W128 range is the fuel-injected 220SE Cabriolet, introduced in1959 and built over just a short time frame through October 1960. This W128 is an older frame-off (correction; body on restoration) restoration and is in magnificent condition showing few signs of use since.

The car's 2.2-liter in-line 6 cylinder engine produces 115 horsepower, and is driven by a column-mounted 4-speed manual transmission. In its original interior/exterior of DB 516 Mittelrot (medium red) with 953 black leather interior and black German canvas convertible top. The dash, door caps and other parts of the interior are gorgeous, hand crafted woodwork. Seats and interior trim were crafted in superior Roser surface-dyed leather hides, with Wilton wool carpets and chrome details. Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio in the dash. A copy of the original data card is included.

This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through a third party host. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

Private Collection of a Gentleman, Durham, North Carolina

Driving impression is smooth and comfortable as expected; the quality of the paint is excellent, as is the extensive chrome plating; fit and finish is excellent, and the panel fit is precise and consistent; seats are fitted with very substantial fill for comfort.

Evidence of previous repairs such as floor pans, etc. with later hardware used; restoration appears good; undercoat present; speaker cover has new fabric installed (post photos) with extra fabric included; wipers and fuel gauge are not operational (note: 2/21/22 wipers corrected and operational, fuel sender diagnosed as part of problem and new unit to be installed to correct, ground needs to be corrected on gauge); fan, heater and radio works; no other apparent concerns.