Very Early 1965 250SE Coupe With Rare Sports Seat Option,Stunning Grey W/Red Int

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Mercedes-Benz
Model:200-Series
Year:1965
Type:Coupe
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Gray
Mileage:190,100
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Red
Engine:Fuel Injected
Trim:S-Class High Line Trim
Number of Cylinders:6
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Whether you are looking for that Late Christmas Present that you Never Got or a Great Valentine's Day Gift for either You or Your Wife, or just Getting Anxious, Ready and Yearning for an early Spring, here is the answer to your Dreams! If you ever desired to Own, Drive, Collect and/or Invest in the most attractive and desirable of the last of the "Hand-Built" 1960's Mercedes Benz Coach Built Coupes, this may be one of the Best Opportunities that You May Ever Have, as prices for these are now on the Move being dragged Higher by the $100-250K 4-Seat W111 chassis Convertibles, Multimillion Dollar W198 chassis 300SL Roadsters and Gull-Wings, the little brother and Much More diminutive W121 chassis 190SL's are regularly cracking the $100K mark while Real Good Examples of the Very Handsome and the long Under-Valued W113 chassis 230SL, 250SL and 280SL's are finally breaking the $100-150k range and some skipping right in the the $200-250K mark. Sure it may be a HUGE bubble, BUT I have thought the same regarding Porsche 356s(all models and conditions) and that they too were in a huge bubbleand that was 3-5 years ago.and yet they continue to surge almost MONTHLY, and now look a early 911's.for that matter all pre 993 type (911 Porsches) also moving ever high. In retrospect I believe that the Cream is rising to the Top, all the cars mentioned are very high quality and very usable even daily in their vintage form and most notably there are many new astute and wealthy European and Asian Collectors, Investors and Buyers, while the QE1,2,3,4,5.6.7. to infinitely will eventually usher the US Dollar to fall very hard, many international investors are exchanging their dollars for real tangible assets that will hold their value at the minimum and most likely continue to appreciate!
Done in the Most Attractive Color Combination of DB 190 Graphite Grey Exterior and Blood Red Full Leather Interior, ordered with the VERY RARE Sport Seat Option(Less than 2-4% Coupes and Convertibles were ordered with these). This Extremely Well Sorted and Investment Quality very early Mercedes Benz 250SE W111 Coupe was one of the first few of the new 250-series model run made replacing the 220SEc at the end of the 1965 model year. This Dry and Straight example of the Always Attractive, Timeless and Magically Paul Bracq Designed Coupe has had an "Open Checkbook" thoughtful, accurate, detailed and sympathetic restoration just completed in late Summer of 2014 after almost 6 years in restoration process. Any imported collector knows that there are not many 50 year old cars that have Great Dependability, Drive-ability, Safety, Creature Comforts(Good Defrost, Heat and A/C), Handling, Braking while Still Being "Head Turning". These Cars are the ticket to Vintage Ownership that does not have to be locked away only to be used once or twice a month in the summer, but everyday during the Spring, Summer and Autumn Seasons, they do it all and do it reliably, safely and well!
In retrospect looking back, after going through the purchase decision of a very solid and attractive driver, then opting on a mild refresh and playing "Contractor" on this Exterior and Interior Restoration and Mechanical Refresh/Update, it's safe to admit now that I OVERDID my car's "refreshing", but at least I did it Right. My "Loss" is Going to Be somebodies astute purchase and a "Great Gain". My "Experienced Advice" to anyone contemplating buying on of these Gorgeous Coupes(or convertibles but they are much more dangerous and have a much higher entry level), is to stay away from in today's market what would be the $12-20K cars as they most likely are stealth basket cases not realized yet and have huge future liabilities waiting to get you(it is a lot like quick sand the more you do the deeper in potential loss you go)! Then there are some very nice, solid and usable cars in the $20-30K range if do your homework, choose well, get lucky and resist restoration of any large size or matter, but overall the best investment and purchase will be the $40-80K Original or Recently Restored Car(make sure the seller is honest and truthful) and that you can buy for a discounted price of $30-50K and get half the restoration for Free and have instant Driving Gratification, Aesthetics and Dependability. I for one after owning over 30 Mercedes in my almost 60 years, should have known better, but I was wealthier 6 years ago and made the mistake of letting my emotions get into my business decisions. This was going to be the Classic to End all Classics for me, but now I can't justify the cost and afford to keep it
Interior Restoration:
-New Headliner(Front and Rear Windshields Out)
-Wood Dash Gage Binical, Speaker Grill and Wooden Windshield Surround Light Wood Re-Fresh/Refinish in a satin patina
-Speedometer and Tachometer Sent Out to Palo-Alto California and Restored
-New Old Stock(more Flexible) Gemo/Mercedes-Benz West German NOS Speedometer and Tachometer Cables
-Three or Four New Gahh #203/Part#1079 Medium Red Leather Hides and the Rest of Hides were Color Coded Dyed to Match
-Dash Top, Bottom, all four Door Panels Front and Rear and All Door Toppers/Caps also were Color Matched Dyed that can with the new hides to Match the New Leather Hides
-New Factory OEM Type Horsehair Internal Seat Pads in the Front Seats the Rears were deemed OK.
-New Old Stock Mercedes Benz Coco Multicolored Floor Mats
-Factory Becker Mexico TR Radio Sent Out and Professionally Restored/Re-manufactured
-New Correct Speaker Mounted in Center Dash and Optional Expensive Hi-Watt Units Mounted Undetectably Under Front Seats
-Factory Analog Clock Repaired/Rebuilt
-New Front Interior Lamp and Chrome Surround
-Four New sets of Period Correct Color-Coded Seat-Belts with Spring Loaded Re-tractors
Exterior Restoration:
-Trim, Rubber, Glass Out Full Exterior Re-Paint in Mercedes DB190 Graphite Grey
-New Front and Rear Bumpers and Over-Riders
-New R/H and L/H Mercedes-Benz Factory Out-Side Door Mirrors
-New MB Classic Center Door Felts, Front Window Guide Felt/Rubbers, Rear to Front Window Felt/Rubbers, Front to Back Top Rubber/Weatherstripping Seals, Front Windshield and Rear Window Glass New MB Rubber Seals.
-New MB Classic Center Front Chrome/Stainless Windshield Surround Trim and Finisher Trim Pieces at lower corners and middle connector trim.
-Rear Tail Lamps Sent Out for Restoration(Re-Chromed Perfect Frames/Surrounds and Replaced old Faded Lenses with Factory Germany made Re-productions)Installed with New M-B Classic Center Tail Lamps Mounting Seals
-New Old Stock Chrome Trim Strips Installed Between Rear Tail Lamp Assemblies and Trunk Lock
-Polished and Re-Installed the Four Factory Ordered, Heavy Original Equipment 300SE Wheel Well Opening Chrome Plated Brass Trim Surrounds
Under-Car Repair and Restoration:
-5 New Goodyear White Wall Tire, the Correct Size and W/W Type for this Year Mercedes-Benz and Model after these Photos were Taken
-Total Exhaust System except header pipe, Rear Muffler, Both Axle Pipes and The Center Muffler/Pipe Assembly was Replaced after these Photos with all the Proper Hangers, Hardware and Clamps
-Rear differential Boot and Seals were also replaced along with Rear Fluid/Gear Oil Service after these Photos were Taken
-Matched Pair of Factory M-B Classic Center Rear Coil Springs and Rubber Mounting Pads and Perches(Replaced After Photos Were Taken)
-Two Brand New(Not Rebuild) ATE Front Calipers, Pads and Hoses were Replaced After these Photos were Taken
-Bend New ATE Rear Wheel Cylinders and Rear Brake Hoses were Replaced and the Brake Drums were Turned/Trued
-New Fuel Tank to Dash Gauge Sending Unit Was Replaced in Trunk
-Factory Recommended Transmission Service with new M-B/Mann Transmission Filter, Seal and Correct Dextron/Type A Trans. Fluid including Converter Draining and Re-Filling
-Brand New OEM Type Transmission Mount
-New Steering Side/Tie-Rods, Center/Drag Link and Gas Charged Steering Damper Replaced by all German made Febi and Stabilus M-B Authorized Parts
-New Complete Sub-Frame Bushing Kit by German Bilstein/FEBI, Replaced on Both Front Sides Between Body and Engine/Front Suspension/Ponton Frame (Very Common Need/Problem)
Engine and Under Hood Repairs, Restoration and Updates:
-A Full Engine and Engine Bay Cleaning and then a Careful Assessment of an already Good Running Motor.
-Full Compression Test, Head Re-Torque and Valve Adjustment(a Very Critical Regular Needed Service on all early MB gad and diesel engines)
-Radiator Send Out To Local Radiator Shop for Steaming and Re-Coring as Needed, Painted and Remounted with Factory Hardware(Bolts,Rubber Rings and Bushings)
-All Engine Cooling Hoses Were Sourced, Purchased and Installed along with all New Factory OEM Type Conti and Napa Rubber Fan Belts
-Brand New Mercedes Water Pump, Whaler Thermostat/Gaskets and the Now Very Expensive Behr Fan Clutch Installed During this Process
-Brand New Both Front Motor Mounts Installed with Bolts and Hardware
-Brand New Interstate Battery with NOS Battery Hold Down Bracket with Washer Bottle Mounting Ears

Thisparticular car is a hard to find (in this condition) it shiftsthrough all the gears with ease and without hesitation, handles moderntraffic with no problems.
I encourage all bidders to test drive this beauty, come and see it for your selves.
No disappointments!
Call me if you want to make a buy it now offer (574) 849-1815
Unlikeother collectors who photograph their cars in professionally lightedstudios or in Hollywood driveways, I shoot mine in my driveway usingnothing other than natural lighting. So what you see is exactly what youget, A gorgeous rare collector's car that will maintain as well ascontinually go up in value, it’s a great summer classic for budgetoriented person. This car will only go up in value.
I Encourage All bidders to come see this Beauty in Person, do a Physical inspection of the car and Your Own Test Drive as it is available for you 10 days before the auction end.
Please ask all questions pertinent questions BEFORE bidding by either ebay email or by phone, Cell#(574)849-1815 and Home#(574)875-5047, serious buyers only, please. Please BE AWARE That Your Bid is a Binding Legal Agreement so Please don’t waste your time or my time and money, while Keeping Another More Worthy Bidder from Winning the Right to the Car of Their Dreams! Please Also Have You Funds(money) previously Arranged and in hand before bidding and have all your approvals from parents, wife, partner, rich girlfriend and/or banker. The car is sold as-is with no warranty expressed or implied.
A $500. non-refundable deposit must be paid via PayPal within 24 hours of auction end. Car must be paid in full within 14 Days (cash, bank wire transfer or cashier's checks must clear into my account) before I will transfer the title and give possession. Please do not expect to take possession until the financial transaction is complete.
The Shippingarrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer; I will assist your shipper inloading at my convenience(I am usually available in late afternoons and evenings, but never in the mornings). The car must be picked up within 21 days oryour pre-paid deposit will be forfeited (I will work with your shipper when theycall). Car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to cancel all bidsand the auction at any time for any reason without warning. Feel free tomake an appointment to view and drive the car, we also welcome and encourage your private inspector, BUT before the Auction End Not After it ENDS; the car is located in Goshen, Indiana zip 46528..

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