From 1965 to 1971 Mercedes-Benz built the model series W111, in that period 21,098 coupes were built. How many cars are built with a sliding roof is not known. The W111 model quickly gained the nickname "Flosse" or "Heckflosse" or in English-speaking countries "Finnie". The tail fins are more harmonious in comparison with his American contemporaries. Mercedes-Benz told it were corner markers that were useful when parking. The 250 SE Coupe was equipped with a motor that delivered 150 hp. In the field of passive safety the W111 was a forerunner. Sharp protrusions in the interior were covered so that injuries can be avoided in an accident. The W111 was also equipped with a safety cage with crumple zone and a safety bar to prevent the spear effect.
This beautiful Mercedes-Benze 250SE Coupé with sliding roof, as in the collection of Classic Park, has been completely restored and is technically and visually in a beautiful condition. The car is probably delivered new in Belgium on April 6, 1967. In the history of the car we find a certificate of inspection of the car dated August 9, 1984. A following Belgian document is of September 21, 1988, the car is then owned by a resident from Kortrijk, Belgium. In 2010, the car is owned by a resident of Deerlijk. A village located seven kilometers from Kortrijk. This owner has taken over the car from his father and the car is by then in long-term family ownership. In June 2016 the mileage on the odometer is 69,160 kilometers. Although the family has maintained the car well, it is due for restoration. The son starts with the restoration of the bodywork but does not get to the restoration of the technique of the car. April 2016, the car is sold to the Netherlands, the odometer reads 70656 km. May 2016 the car is registered in the Netherlands.
The Dutch owner started May 2016 with the completion of the restoration work in his own workshop. Although he can do a lot himself, he allows himself to be assisted where necessary, for example by the well-known Mercedes-Benz specialist Van Dijk from Lisserbroek. The accounts of the Dutch restoration of technology, in addition to the owner's own self-employment, amount to more than € 23,000. The car will be ready at the start of 2018. But for the Dutch owner, restoration is more fun than driving! The workshop must be empty because space has to be made for the restoration of a Mercedes-Benz 170 combi. He brings the coupe for sale to Classic Park with a mileage of 72,624 kilometers.
This car is like all coupes of the type W111 in standard version already luxurious and has the options of a two-color scheme on the body and a sunroof. A beautiful classic that is ideal for long tours!
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SE
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