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Lot 129: Mercedes-Benz 250SE Pillarless Convertible

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to its top-of-the-range vehicles, including 4-door sedans, produced from 1959 to 1968, and 2-door coupes and cabriolets from 1961 to 1971; the W111 designation referred only to 6-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines. All three versions of the mid-range cars, W110, W111, and W112, in both 2- and 4-door versions, were built on an identical floorpan. The 250SE, beautifully-proportioned and superbly-engineered, remained in production until November 1967, when it was superseded by the new 280SE.

This elegant convertible is described by the vendor to be in beautiful condition  finished in what are arguably the best Mercedes colours of Silver with Burgundy hide. VBY 125E was purchased by the current vendor on a trip to the USA in 1990. The car was subsequently upgraded by the fitting of a 2800cc engine, and the car, a left-hand-drive version, was repatriated back to European shores.

VBY 125E was subject to a considerable degree of restoration in 2011, and, according to the vendor, close to �50,000 was spent on the chassis, floorpans and bodywork, including 4 new wings. Receipts for restoration work are available in the car's history file.

These rare, stylish and understated four seat convertibles are very much in demand, and this exceptional example, ready for the road, is supplied with a UK V5 registration document together with a fresh MoT certificate, and is arguably among the best available today.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number129
Estimate£40000-£50000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£37000
Year1967
Condition rating0
Registration numberVBY125E
Mileage-
Chassis number1102310087992
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2