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1963 220seb coupe for sale
« on: November 24, 2021, 15:00:41 »
1963 Mercedes Benz 220SEB coupe.
Engine numbers matching USA spec European delivery car.
Maintenance Book reflects a snapshot of an amazing journey of this Mercedes from new driven around Europe in 1963 by Roland S. Watts. Maintenance book reflects vehicle servicing in:
Berchtesadan Germany 7/25/63
Firenze (Florence) Italy 8/02/63
Sevilla Spain 8/19/63
Paris France 9/02/63
Belfast Ireland 9/23/63
Amerikavej Denmark
After it’s maiden European journey the car went for servicing at McNey Motors Inc. a Mercedes Benz dealer in Bethesda MD on its way to its new home in Fairfax CA. The maintenance book shows the car lived in CA up to an unknown point.
I found it in a basement in the Saratoga area whereby 2 sisters consecutively owned the car. The first had it and she had passed and gave it to her sister who had then later passed and I bought it from her husband nearly 10 years ago.
This car was amazingly preserved when I bought it and had no rust whatsoever. It did however need repainting and complete interior and engine rebuilding.
The engine and suspension were removed and the car was repainted it in the original Paprius White. I deviated from originality by adding the optional Black top and center caps.
The interior leather was replaced in the closest leather color I could find to it’s original Resida green. The interior wood veneer had survived and I refinished it with eurathane clear. Everything has been gone through.
Completely rebuild engine by Frances Kaddo in 2017. New pistons, bearings, camshaft, rocker arms, balls studs, oil pump. Nearly all parts sourced through Metric Motors. Over $7200.00 in engine internal parts alone.
The injection pump was rebuilt and injectors cleaned tested and proven good by Robert Fairchield
The braking system, including master cylinder, booster, front calipers have been rebuilt and replacement rear wheel cylinders.
New front suspension mounts and rear differential mounting, front suspension is good and cosmetically restored when it was out of the car during the engine area and exterior body repainting.
Column shifter bushings replaced. Radiator recore, new voltage regulator, rebuilt generator and starter.
New stainless exhaust system built by Mike at TimeValve in FL. I even have an original fan style Mercedes Benz exhaust outlet new old stock in the wrapper but have not fitted it to the car.
This 220SEB runs and drives like a new car. Neither of my 2 230SL’s feel as new and as supple as this car does.
I have not really seen any other examples of a 220 coupe that has been essentially gone through like this one on the market for a good comparable since a 61 that Scott Grufunder a few years ago sold so it has been hard to find a similar W111 220seb coupe to compare it to.
This is a way above average example that would not be considered a daily driver but is not being represented as a perfect car.
I have decided to sell because I already have 2 W113’s and space is tight.
I am more of a purist in my view of W111 and W113 examples so I lean towards the early examples 220SEB and 230SL. They have more detail and character at the expense of lower engine power and rear drum brakes.
This is not the average 220SEB. I am asking $67,500.
I can be reached at 518-210-1869
Peterperry911113@gmail.com
see picture file here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/hbZxby7vNUF9rZJd6
Peter Perry
1970 911T Bahia Red
1972 911T Albert Blau
1963 220seb coupe barn
1965 230SL Light Ivory automatic
1966 230SL Havana Brown 4 speed Barn Find
1970 280SE living 3.5 donor car

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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 15:29:39 »
Beautiful car.
One tiny question - some of the pics show (incorrect) big knobs on the Europa TG radio, some show (correct) small knobs on the radio.  Which do you have?
Scott Allen
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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 18:17:11 »
Hi yes.
It currently has the correct smaller knobs on it.
Good catch.
I am open to questions.
Regards
Peter
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1970 911T Bahia Red
1972 911T Albert Blau
1963 220seb coupe barn
1965 230SL Light Ivory automatic
1966 230SL Havana Brown 4 speed Barn Find
1970 280SE living 3.5 donor car

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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 18:55:21 »
This will  :)do very well on BAT
Andy Tee

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White Californian 280sl LHD
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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 20:37:06 »
This will  :)do very well on BAT

You think so? The 3.5’s are what people want. For some reason the 6 cylinders sell in the 20 to 40K range. I had a 65 220SEb coupe a few years ago and that is what I discovered.
Frank Koronkiewicz
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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 00:32:14 »
Its too bad that the 3.5's are so sought after, but they were the last of the species and the only V8.  My little 220SE cabriolet which has been terribly neglected while I work on my 280SL project is the simplest of machines to work on.  Many probably consider it under powered but I never intended to race it.  With its manual transmission, it goes fine, even with the (rotary compressor) AC on.

That's a very fine 220Seb you've got and hopefully you will get every bit of your asking price. It has all the charm and character of the 3.5, just less displacement and a few of the upgrades that came with the later cars.   Lee
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1963 220SE Cabriolet
1970 280SL (reassembling - hopefully soon)
1978 450SL (disassembled for paint)
1985 500SEC

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Re: 1963 220seb coupe for sale
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 10:52:35 »
You think so? The 3.5’s are what people want. For some reason the 6 cylinders sell in the 20 to 40K range. I had a 65 220SEb coupe a few years ago and that is what I discovered.
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I think so, just set the reserve to what you want. Worse case the car gets LOADS of publicity and you can sell after the auction from it.

If the car is presented extremely well on BAT and the seller comes across honest then always a better result. Need to include lots of videos walking around , driving etc and get a brilliant photographer.

Lots of MB people on there .
Andy Tee

Rhd 5 speed 728h with parchment interior
White Californian 280sl LHD
W111 3.5 Cab and Coupe both RHD