Mercedes Benz 220 SEPosted on August 14, 2012 in Inventory, Other
This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Convertible is finished in Brilliant Black (040) with natural camel leather interior with a brilliant burled walnut trim. This car is a 4 – speed stick shift transmission and has 95,000 miles from new.
This is an example of Mercedes’ most limited production drop top, capable of cruising quietly all day long at freeway speeds. These 220SE’s combine old world craftsmanship with modern engineering. Fewer then 1100 of these were originally produced from 1958 to 1960 and a small fraction of them are in this condition today.
Vin # 12803010002514 – # 2514 was named “Emily” after Emile Jellinek, and is a notable survivor, having been cared for by enthusiast collector Jim Carson since 1976. Extensive service records document the superb care that 2514 has had. This is apparent upon driving her with a smooth, supple feel of a low mileage Mercedes. Documentation includes the owners manual, parts book, original delivery papers, ownership history, restoration work-orders, and service records from new. The factory Zertificat confirms matching numbers on 2514.
2514 had a preservation restoration by Nick DiMaio, formally of California Hill & Vaughn performed all the body and paint work, famed Paul Kminski’s Star service company performed much of the mechanical work, and DTE Motorsports did the final assembly. The factory exquisite burled walnut trim has been saved and meticulously restored by Gregory Merrik. The car is in pristine condition both esthetically and mechanically – 2514 needs nothing and is ready to show and more importantly drive and enjoy.