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1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series

1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Sold for $66,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
Sold for $82,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
The Mercedes-Benz 220SE was introduced in 1959, replacing the 'ponton' car. It was a middle-class luxury car that received a convertible option in 1960. The Convertible and the coupe sibling were built without the rear fins of the early 1960s sedans, which were remodeled without fins in the mid-1960s. Production of the pillarless coupe and convertible began in late 1960. At Stuttgart in February of 1961, Mercedes-Benz made the debut of the coupe, with the convertible following in 1962 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The coupe and the convertible were nearly identical, with the soft-top roof folding into a recess behind the rear seat and being covered by a tightly-fitting bag.

Mercedes-Benz built 16,902 examples of the 220SE coupe and convertible between 1960 and 1965.

This vehicle is a 220SE from 1965. 1965 was the final year for the 220SE. Powering this convertible is a SOHC six-cylinder engine with a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system. There are power disc brakes, power steering and an automatic transmission.

In 2011, this car was offered for sale at the RM Auction sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $80,000 - $100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $66,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Sold for $27,500 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey.
Sold for $19,800 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale.
Introduced in 1969, the Mercedes-Benz 220 SE 'fintail' was a middle-class luxury car. A pillarless coupe and convertible production began in late-1960, followed by the debut of a coupe in Stuttgart in February of 1961. The convertible bodystyle followed later at the Frankfurt show.

For 1965, the 220 Series, consisting of three models including the 220B, 220SB, and 220SEb, were powered by an overhead-cam six-cylinder engine displacing 133.9 CID backed by a four-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission was optional, and disc brakes were standard on the 220S and 220SE models. The 220B, 220Sb, and 220SEb had the same 108.3 inch wheelbase platform, and the same interior and exterior dimensions. They differed on body styles and equipment.

This particular example is a 220 SE Coupe. It has the Bosch mechanical fuel injection engine, disc brakes, power steering, and a four-speed manual transmission. It is finished in Light Ivory yellow with a black hardtop which is original to the car. It has yellow wheels, brown leather interior, optional factory-specified Becker Europa radio and clock, and Behr air conditioning.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series
$9,560-$24,400
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 Series Price Range: $4,345 - $9,560

Other 1965 Mercedes-Benz Models
$8,660 - $12,575
$22,000 - $24,000

220b

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
108.30 in.
6 cyl., 133.95 CID., 105.00hp
6 cyl., 133.95 CID., 124.00hp
6 cyl., 133.95 CID., 134.00hp
$4,280 - $8,090
108.30 in.
6 cyl., 133.95 CID., 124.00hp
$4,345 - $9,560

Industry Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)280,419
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)256,713
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)256,713
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)20,691
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)16,465
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)174,007
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)165,532
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)11,234
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)146,393
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)137,431
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)122,684

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