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LWB250

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1965 220SEb on BaT
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:22:43 AM »
Nice 220SEb just came up on Bring A Trailer:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-220se-2/

Hope it does well.

Dan

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 03:27:51 PM »
Looks familiar!
Hope the price goes up a lot in the remaining days after all the work done. I reckon that with a set of wide whitewall tyres on it would look even more impressive. Lovely and good luck.
Drew
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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
Me, too!

I bought this car with the intent of re-learning the W111 chassis as best as possible as I haven't had one in nearly 20 years. Once done, I'll take the proceeds and put them towards a nice driver quality W111 coupe, which is my unicorn.

If anyone knows someone who is in the market for a really nice W111, send them the link, please. This car is so solid now it could easily be a very high quality driver for a lot of years, or if someone wanted to head towards a much higher level of condition, a quality repaint in the same color would make it near perfect.

Dan

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 08:39:37 PM »
Sorry to see you are selling your fintail, I loved your write-ups. I hope it does well and goes to another enthusiast, it's a beauty!

I have to agree with you, the W111 are beautiful as well.

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 12:25:42 AM »
I didn't realize you were selling your car. I'm sad to see it go, but it is certainly much better for all your efforts and the new owner should be able to enjoy it with minimal upkeep.
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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 05:55:36 AM »
I have mixed emotions about it, but the plan was never to keep it long term. As I mentioned previously, the intent was to allow myself to get back up to speed on this chassis so I would be prepared to properly vet the future purchase of a nice driver quality W111 coupe. It's served the purpose and it's time to clear the garage for now.

I'll be sure to point the new owner at the online resources for the car if they don't already know about them.

Dan

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 02:58:54 PM »
The is good for everyone that's an owner, not a buyer.

The hammer fell at $13,800.00

To say I was gobsmacked is putting it very lightly.

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
The is good for everyone that's an owner, not a buyer.

The hammer fell at $13,800.00

To say I was gobsmacked is putting it very lightly.

Dan

Congrats to you and the new owner!

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Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 03:19:27 PM »
The is good for everyone that's an owner, not a buyer.

The hammer fell at $13,800.00

To say I was gobsmacked is putting it very lightly.

Dan

Congrats to you and the new owner!

Thank you. Looks like the owner is in Germany, so the car may be returning to the Fatherland. I'm waiting on details at this point.

Dan