Email : info@ccbenz.co.uk
Telephone : 07980 241177 or 01625 260913

Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s

250SE Coupe 2.8 litre 6 Cyl 1965C

Dark Bordeaux Red, Tan leather interior, 4-speed column change auto, power steering, servo brakes, front discs, walnut fascia, rear armrest, manual windows, original 14 inch steel wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, original radio, inertia reel seatbelts, only two owners from new.

£SOLD

This is one of the most desired Mercedes models of the 1960s, beloved of film stars and the very wealthy when new, and a lasting style icon which shows most modern cars up to be passing fads and slaves to ever changing fashion. The flowing lines of its Paul Bracq designed coachwork are seemingly even more beautiful now than when it was new, and it is presented in a colour scheme which shows it off to perfection. Few models from any maker, old or new, have anything like its presence.

This example was ordered new by a gentleman in Kent, who kept it until his death in 2009. Little is known about its time with him. A classic car dealer purchased it from the deceased estate, along with a number of other cars, including a Mercedes Pagoda SL and several Rolls Royces. Whilst it was in his possession the dealer had the car repainted in its original colour, and informed the second owner at the time of purchase that there had been no significant rust on the body panels prior to the repaint. Eight years on it remains in excellent condition with only minor patination, which bears this out. Interior trim, woodwork and brightwork is similarly in excellent condition.

The second and latest owner, a gentleman from Derby, acquired the car in December 2009, and fairly soon realised that the engine, though in good working order, was quite worn. Knowing that the short-lived M129 2496cc engine in this model had a reputation for not being one of Mercedes best designs, rather than having it rebuilt he commissioned a well known classic Mercedes engine specialist to supply and fit a reconditioned M130 2778cc unit, as fitted to the subsequent 280SE model. This was a straight swap, giving an extra 30bhp, but more importantly the replacement is probably Mercedes best engine design of its era, benefitting from the lessons learnt with the shortcomings of the M129 design. The change has been notified to DVLA and the V5 amended so the documentation is correct and up to date.

Between 2012 and 2016 he carried out a programme of repairs and reconditioning with the same specialist. This included reconditioning the power steering pump, full overhaul of the front disc and rear drum brakes, new fuel injection pump, new offside kingpin, new alternator, new indicator stalk, reconditioning of the brake servo and a major refurbishment of steering and suspension. He also had electronic ignition fitted. The result is a car that starts reliably, runs extremely well, and is a delight to drive; not something that can by any means be taken as read with many cars of this age, even Mercedes.

It has also been undersealed and Waxoyl injected to all the sills and box sections using a high pressure compressor and suitable injection probe. The massive chrome bumpers have been replaced with top quality stainless steel items.

As a model of its period the W111 drives and handles superbly, with very few concessions being necessary due to its age. The gorgeous straight-six engine provides smooth reliable performance via the four speed auto gearbox, and has absolutely no trouble keeping pace with modern traffic, and the steering, brakes and suspension are well up to anything demanded of them. It makes a perfect entrant to classic car tours and shows, or even a daily driver for those who like to make a statement with their mode of transport. It does of course qualify for free historic road tax, and is old enough to get into the paddock car park at the Goodwood Revival.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check in our own workshop. Any significant faults found have been remedied, and any required maintenance has been carried out. A schedule of this work will be supplied with the car, along with our own warranty, details of which can be supplied on request.

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To enquire about this car telephone: 07980 241177 or 01625 260913   or email: info@ccbenz.co.uk

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Stock in Preparation, Coronavirus Precautions and Wheels for SaleUpdated 11 April 2021

Stock in Preparation

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Many cars are being reserved prior to being prepared for sale and selling before they are listed on the website. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for viewing are: R107 300SL roadster, R107 500SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W115 230.4 saloon (LHD), W123 230CE coupe (SOLD), W123 280TE estate (RESERVED), W124 300TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 300CE Coupe (ultra-low mileage), W124 E320 Sportline cabriolet, W124 E220 cabriolet. Any of them can be viewed and reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.


Coronavirus Precautions

As from 12 April we are once again open for car viewings by appointment. We are applying full social distancing measures, with contact surfaces on cars being sanitised before and after viewings. Regrettably we cannot offer test drives until further notice.

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We have been clearing out our stock room and have many wheels, trims and hubcaps for disposal. From the 1960s to 2000s, sizes 13 to 18 inch, alloy and steel, AMG, Lorinser, Carat Duchatelet, Sportline, with and without tyres, full sets and one-offs, for models R107, W108, W111, W113, W123, W124, W126, R129, W140, W201, W202, W220 and others. Call or email with your requirements. We probably have what you need.