1961 East Berlin builds the Berlin Wall and Juri Gagarin is the 1st man in space.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Elbe flood in Hamburg in 1962 are surpassed by the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and in 1965 the success of the Mini Rock shocks our spitfire. After the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, this decade ends in 1969 with the first moon landing of Apollo 11 and the Woodstock Festival. The image on German streets has also changed. While the post-war 50s were still characterized by modesty, the 60s saw the return of the big cars. Mercedes characterized the new decadence of the 60s with its tail fins.
The new Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb Coupé was presented.
The 250 SE Coupé models got upgraded with the M 129 of the W 108 series with now 150 hp. The Coupés received the 14-inch wheels and larger disc brakes of the 108 luxury series, now with disc brakes on the rear wheels as well.
This presented Coupé left the factory in its today original colour white 712 with black leather interior. The last owner bought it from a private restorer in Dresden who imported it from Italy. The original engine got replaced for warranty reasons back then and wears still today the Mercedes factory exchange plate.
This beautiful W111 Coupé got “light restored” and still wears a little of its authentic and good conditioned patina. The Interieur got reupholstered and all functions checked. The windows had been taken off to repaint it. The repaint shows good quality. All techniques from the chassis, engine, axles, steering, brakes, etc. had been completely serviced and work perfectly. The cavities were adequately sealed. The engine starts right up and the manual gearbox shifts smoothly and directly.
Check this video for an impression:
The car comes with its owners manual, a lot of keys, a short rating and a detailed report, and comes with the german H-historical plate and gets fresh TÜV the day when bought:
Watching it from below you see the good condition of techniques and the brown coloured sealing:
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