1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 Se Coupe

Lot: 173

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2198L 1961 Mercedes Benz 220 Se Coupe manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 80 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Attractive and rare 1961 Mercedes 220 SE Manual Coupé with contrasting tan leather interior. Offered here is a 1961 example of the desirable SE Coupé, which is believed to be one of only 50 right hand drive cars equipped with the manual transmission. This makes the motor car an excellent basis for historic rallying but also offers the maximum performance from the 2.2 litre, six cylinder engine in every day use. Finished in the very desirable colour combination of white with tan leather interior, the motor car was in the previous vendor's care for some 20 years. Described as being in very sound, usable condition but in need of some light restoration.

The current vendor advises this car is in good strong running order although the new owner may wish to improve the car cosmetically. The chrome and interior wood work would benefit from a little attention although the car, in its current condition, remains a car for the enthusiast to use and enjoy.

These Coupés are becoming harder to find in sound condition, especially in RHD configuration, and even rarer with the manual transmission and with the way other Mercedes from this period are increasing in value this car must be of consideration. 


Lot Details

Registration: 216 UYJ RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 2198L
Make: Mercedes Benz Odometer reading (miles): 5902
Model: 220 Se Coupe MOT expiry: 2016-02-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: 11102120018449

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 80 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


some of the chrome work is in need of renovation but is straight and complete


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


good condition with some wear on the seats commensurate with its age, the wooden dash could do with being polished and revarnished


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


engine runs well with good oil pressure both hot and cold


Gears: Drive-shaft:


gearbox and clutch function as they should

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


the car drives well and the suspension and brakes feel as would be expected of a car of this type


Minor: Major:


everything appears to be in working order with the exception of the fuel gauge and the speedo cable broke a little time ago

Vehicle History


showing 8 former keepers since 1961 the previous owner bought the car in 1993 some 22 years ago

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history