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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet 
            Location: Westbrook CT

            Chassis: 11102312088525

            Engine: 2.5-Liter Straight-Six

            Transmission: Four-Speed Automatic

            Mileage: 58095

            Color: Brown | Tan Leather

            Production Run: 954







A BIG, STATELY, EPITOME OF EXCELLANCE CONVERTIBLE

After Mercedes Benz’s great success with the post-war “Ponton” sedan, coupe, and convertible models, the successor’s lineup had big shoes to fill. The luxury marque’s response was the W111 chassis, which initially debuted as the iconic Heckflosse (meaning “Fintail”) sedan at the 1959 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Based on the Ponton’s blueprint, the W111/W112 track was widened, the greenhouse was enlarged for increased visibility, and the overall shape was boxier with a more upright front and rear design. The new chassis focused heavily on safety, featuring front and rear crumple zones and retracting seat belts, both of which were quite advanced for 1959.

By 1960, the sedan-based coupe was added to the lineup, with a two-door cabriolet version following shortly after—both the fixed roof and drop-top were designated as 220SE. By 1965, the 220SE was replaced with the 250SE, which gained Mercedes’ latest M129 2500cc straight-six engine. The new 150-horsepower engine dramatically increased performance.

The sedan, coupe, and cabriolet proved to be another lineup design score with great sales success for Mercedes-Benz; production lasted from 1959 to 1971, with more than 370,000 units produced.





DESIGN

The coupe and convertible variants’ rear end was heavily revised with less dramatic quarter panel fins—a design that was phased out by the end of the decade. Both the coupe and cabriolet focused on luxury with a lush leather cabin, woodwork, an abundant supply of highly polished metal trim, and optional amenities such as an automatic transmission, power steering, air-conditioning, and a sunroof for the coupe.

The 250SE model received new 14-inch wheels with chrome beauty rings and new body-color-matched center caps. The 250SE model was only produced from 1965 to 1967 with only 954 cabriolet models produced, making it the rarest of the W111 models by a significant number.

The convertible was also the most expensive W108/W109 model, making it a staple of luxury and exclusivity for even the wealthy elite. Stately, handsome, plush, and rare, the 250SE is a solid entry in the long line of Mercedes-Benz masterworks.
THE CAR

A Mr. O`Callahan a well know collector purchased this car from as far as we can tell was the original owner around 1989. During that time Mr. O’Callahan only occasionally drove the car. He had the car professionally serviced with no expense spared. During that time he also had a body restoration done in order to bring back the beautiful deep shine of the dark brown paint . Sadly Mr O’Callahan passed away in March of 2017

After around 30 years under the care of the O’Callahan Family the car is now being offered for sale.

This final year 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet has been meticulously and professionally maintained since new; service record documents on hand. This car has been lovingly cared by its previous owners and represents the lasting quality of a solid German automobile when properly kept.

. The interior is entirely original, the body panels and chassis are free of corrosion, and the car has never been involved in an accident. Complete, unmodified from stock, and religiously serviced, the car amazingly only has 58095 miles on its odometer tally.

EXTERIOR

Body – All body panels are original to the car with even panel gaps throughout. The car has never been involved in an accident and is free of any rust, corrosion, dents, or major imperfections.  The floor panels are original and in outstanding condition with original Mercedes-Benz undercoating.





Paint – The car left the factory in Black and was professionally repainted once during its ownership of Mr. O’Callahan. The paint remains in exceptional condition with excellent shine that complements the stately shape beautifully, offering more warmth and depth than some other colors.



Trim and Glass – All of the brightwork, including the front and rear slab bumpers, are original with a highly polished finish, free of any marring or pitting.



Wheels – The factory 14-inch steel wheels wear their appropriate chrome beauty rings and body-color-matched center caps with the correct thin-line whitewall tires.



Convertible Top –  The top fits like factory and is free of stains, tears, or sun damage.



INTERIOR 

Steering Wheel – The large two-spoke helm is a stunning example of vintage steering wheel jewelry, with a leather center pad and elegant chrome horn ring. The wheel’s components and material show minimal wear.



Dashboard & Instrumentation – The malty, stained upper dash wood trim, instrument panel, insert, and center console stow are in good shape with an even shine and no cracking. All VDO instruments are original to the car and fully functional.





Seats, Trim, & Carpet – The all-original brown leather cabin is inviting with light wear shown on the front seats. The door panels, dash leather, and wool carpeting are also original and in exceptional condition given their age. The switchgear, Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio, and accessories all work properly.

MECHANICAL

Engine – The original 2.5-liter M129 straight-six engine has never been opened and runs like a Swiss watch.

            Original Motor: Yes.

            Engine #: 129986

            The Drive: The engine starts from cold effortlessly, purrs quietly and smoothly, and climbs through the rev range with good, even torque delivery.

Transmission – The original four-speed automatic is still in place and is unrestored.

            Original Transmission: Yes.

            The Drive: The factory-optioned four-speed automatic is controlled via a delicate floor-mounted stick. The car engages gears with ease and shifts surprisingly smoothly. There are no odd noises or shifting issues to note.

Handling – The car rides on its original double wishbone suspension consisting of coil springs and shocks with a torsion bar stabilizer front setup.

            The Drive: The suspension is very supple, even when loaded with three passengers and a driver. The car stops quickly given its near 3,200 lb curb weight thanks to dual hydraulic circuit servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes.



ORIGINALITY

Aside from one respray and a replaced canvas roof, this car remains completely original. The interior is remarkably clean given its age—a testament to the great care this example has received since new.



 DOCUMENTATION

Included in the sale is the, owner’s manual, and maintenance records.





MARKET OBSERVATIONS

These cars appear only to be gaining in value. They have an extremely large following and are becoming the must have collector car..

OUR THOUGHTS

Rare Model – The Cabriolet was the most expensive 250SE model, which is likely the reason for its low production figure of just 954. It’s a beautifully proportioned convertible from Mercedes’ golden era that oozes design restraint, luxury, and class.

Great Colors – It seems the majority of Mercedes from this period are available on today’s market in either white, silver, or black. This Brown over tan leather example is a standout combination that complements the car’s stately lines.

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