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1966 Mercedes W111 250 SE Auto Coupe
1966 Mercedes W111 250 SE Auto Coupe
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Estimate: £28,000 - 32,000
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 11102122086735
This 1966 Mercedes 250 SE Coupe has been fitted with the 2.8‑litre straight‑six engine from a 280 SE of the same era. It is finished in metallic blue with contrasting fawn leather, with its odometer showing 31,203 miles.

Although built in 1966, the car was only registered in the UK in May 1969 according to the V5C. Nevertheless, it's an original right‑hand drive example, with four‑speed automatic transmission. According to information from the vendor ‑ who recently won the car in a competition ‑ the M130 2.8‑litre engine was fitted in 2020, after the failure of the original motor. Prior to the vendor, the previous owner had the car for two years and covered around 2000 miles, before selling the car due to ill health. He had purchased the car from the person responsible for its upkeep over a 32‑year period. Among its reported previous owners ‑ 10 former keepers are registered on the V5C ‑ are, reputedly, comedian and actor David Walliams and the Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James. From a search online, it seems that Walliams sold it in 2005.

The car is overall in very good condition. There is some minor pitting to the chrome, a small scratch to the front left light housing and front end, a small dent in the front bumper and a previously repaired chip to the roof. The 14in Baroque alloy wheels are all in excellent order, with comparatively fresh tyres, although they're not matching.  

Inside, the fawn leather interior is believed to be original and so show some signs of age; there's a small tear to the passenger seat and some slight sagging to the driver's seat, although the carpets appear in very good order. The wood shows some aging ‑ that on the top of the dash often deteriorates on these cars due to sun magnified by the glass through the windscreen ‑ but is still pretty good. A period radio is fitted. The windscreen wipers apparently require servicing and the dimmer and full‑beam switches for the lights are functional but reversed.  

The most recent service was at 31,100 miles by Henrietta Mews Garage in Bath. The car is now exempt from MoT testing due to its age, but at its last test in April 2018 (at 29,318) it passed with no advisories.  

The paperwork file includes the current V5C as well as a few past ones. There are also MoT certificates from 2018, 2017, 2015, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000 and 1999 plus assorted 21st century bills.  

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 17TH JANUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
This 1966 Mercedes 250 SE Coupe has been fitted with the 2.8-litre straight-six engine from a 280 SE of the same era. It is finished in metallic blue with contrasting fawn leather, with its odometer showing 31,203 miles. Although built in 1966, the car was only registered in the UK in May 1969 according to the V5C. Nevertheless, it's an original right-hand drive example, with four-speed automatic transmission. According to information from the vendor - who recently won the car in a competition - the M130 2.8-litre engine was fitted in 2020, after the failure of the original motor. Prior to the vendor, the previous owner had the car for two years and covered around 2000 miles, before selling the car due to ill health. He had purchased the car from the person responsible for its upkeep over a 32-year period. Among its reported previous owners - 10 former keepers are registered on the V5C - are, reputedly, comedian and actor David Walliams and the Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James. From a search online, it seems that Walliams sold it in 2005. The car is overall in very good condition. There is some minor pitting to the chrome, a small scratch to the front left light housing and front end, a small dent in the front bumper and a previously repaired chip to the roof. The 14in Baroque alloy wheels are all in excellent order, with comparatively fresh tyres, although they're not matching. Inside, the fawn leather interior is believed to be original and so show some signs of age; there's a small tear to the passenger seat and some slight sagging to the driver's seat, although the carpets appear in very good order. The wood shows some aging - that on the top of the dash often deteriorates on these cars due to sun magnified by the glass through the windscreen - but is still pretty good. A period radio is fitted. The windscreen wipers apparently require servicing and the dimmer and full-beam switches for the lights are functional but reversed. The most recent service was at 31,100 miles by Henrietta Mews Garage in Bath. The car is now exempt from MoT testing due to its age, but at its last test in April 2018 (at 29,318) it passed with no advisories. The paperwork file includes the current V5C as well as a few past ones. There are also MoT certificates from 2018, 2017, 2015, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000 and 1999 plus assorted 21st century bills. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 17TH JANUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 11102122086735
Estimate: £28,000 - 32,000

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