The Mercedes 220 seb owes its origin to the saloon model, later known as the Mercedes S-Class and at this time known by the nickname “fintail” for the aesthetics of its rear. It was equipped with a 6 cylinder inline engine with 2,195 cc, in the coupe with the most powerful version of Bosch mechanical injection, being the first car with crumple zones to absorb kinetic energy om impact. The coupé version designed by Paul Bracq features a more subtle rear section, laying the foundations of design for the following “S” class W108 / 109 from the mid-sixties. Launched in 1960, it remained in production until 1971.

The car here presented is from 1961, delivered new to the Lisbon Mercedes dealer C. Santos in Portugal. He spent the last 3 years in restoration in order to restore his original exterior and interior colors and an extensive mechanical overhaul. incurred a serious amount of expenditure to bring the car up to the condition it is in today. The interior has been completely refurbished with German upholstery and the results are just stunning. This has including retrimming the seats in the correct pattern with factory accurate perforations and seams, fitting a new set of carpets, all and the restoration of the wood veneers to an incredibly high standard. There has been various work to the engine, transmission, suspension, steering and brakes and new classic BF Goodrich tires with white walls, as factory option for this car.

The end result is an extraordinarily beautiful car, matching numbers and colors, with a distinct and very elegant color scheme ready to be enjoyed.

Year: 11 / 1961
Motor: 2.195 cm3
Performance: 88 kW / 120 HP
Seats: 4
Acceleration: 12,2 s
Gear box: manual 4 gears
Color: Black and Ivory
Interior: Beige Leather
Production number: 14.173
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