This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220SE “Fintail” Sedan was a single family vehicle where it spent most of its life in Bogotá, Columbia until 2022 when it was imported by the current selling dealer and now resides in Roswell, Georgia with 38k kilometers TMU (~26k miles) shown. This W111 sedan is painted in rare Horizon Blue (DB-304) over optional Blue Leather interior. Power is provided by a fuel-injection 2.2-liter inline-six gasoline engine that sends power to the rear wheels via a 4-speed column shift transmission with a recent oil change in preparation for the sale. This W111 sedan is offered for sale by the selling dealer with affixed European glass headlights, some records from new, manufacturer's literature, and a clean Georgia title.
The body was repainted in its factory shade of Horizon Blue (DB-304) at some point during its tenure with the original owner. The chrome brightwork across the boody of the car is noted to be in good condition with little to no pitting. Some dents can be seen in the rear bumper and are noted in the gallery. The front stacked glass European headlights are crack free and the glass is in good shape. The front grill is topped with the original hood ornament with the plastic mesh showing no holes and the thin chrome inlays have no bends. One polished driver side rear view mirror perches atop the front quarter panel. The front chrome bumper has some dents in the passenger side corner. European license plate brackets are installed front and rear. There is no rust on any of the body panels.
The 13” steel wheels sport two-piece covers including color-matched Horizon Blue hubcaps. Brand new 185/70 Kumho Solus TA11s are mounted on all four corners. Brakes are powered by ATE disc and rotors in the front and ATE drum brakes in the rear.
The cabin is adorned in Blue Leather interior with original loop style gray carpeting throughout with the original rubber undermatting present. The carpeting atop the transmission tunnel shows some light sun bleaching and the rubber mats have some age related cracking. Crank windows are shown with all the OEM cranks present, and the corner windows are manually operated by knurled plastic knobs below to direct outside airflow onto the occupants. Some blue dye on the driver seat has been rubbed off over the decades, but there are no cracks in the leather front and back. The walnut dashboard shows no signs of chipping or delamination and the dashboard wood appears to have been replaced under previous ownership. A Becker Europa radio is shown next to an original VDO analogue clock below pullout ashtray and the matching blue-gray door cards have map pockets and streaks of polished metal and wood running parallel to the door lines. The levers for the heat and fresh air in the center of the dash are all intact.
Original VDO instrumentation is encased in a rectangular piece of glass framed behind the large ivory colored Bakelite steering wheel and U-shaped polished metal horn ring. Featured in the instrumentation is an aviation design inspired speedometer that tops out at 180-kph, fuel gauge, temperature in centigrade, and oil pressure. Attached to the steering column is a four-speed shift lever for the manual transmission. The analogue odometer reads 38k kilometers TMU (~26k miles).
The 2.2 liter M127 in-line six engine fitted with a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system was rated at 118 horsepower and 152 lb/ft of torque when new and rated with a 170-kph (106-mph) top speed. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed column shift manual transmission. A fresh oil change was just reported by the selling dealer. New hoses are present around the thermostat, the original fuel injection specific hose clamps are shown on the fuel hoses, and the aluminum lacks any sort of fuzzy corrosion. A newer center drag link can be seen under the car. Engine mounts appear to be not collapsed and the firewall material shows well. The front chassis frame rails show no signs of accidents and the body panels inside the engine bay appear original. The VIN can be seen stamped into the front radiator support and chassis rail in the engine bay. The underside shows no rust with all the original undercoating still intact. The seam welds on the underside lack any rust and are not crushed from improper lifting of the car when being serviced throughout the decades. The rubber trunk mat shows pliability, the rear strut dust caps are present, and the trunk shows no rust.
This W111 sedan currently shows 38k kilometers TMU (~26k miles), has some records from new, an original spare tire, no rust, and lots of originality. The current owner has added approximately 1,200 miles in two years of ownership. This Fintail sedan is being sold by the current dealer with a clean Georgia title and manufacturer’s literature.
The seller has included the following videos.
This Columbian imported Heckflosse sedan has a lot going for it when you start looking hard at the photogallery. Sporting uber rare Horizon Blue paint is peak 1960s choice of color – the cherry on top being the blue optioned leather interior that wears the perfect amount of patina. It would have looked incredible cruising through the streets of the high altitude city of Bogotá in the ‘70s. The recent paint job is one expensive item checked off the list for any enthusiast who would want to take an aging W111 sedan under their wing. The wood is also in phenomenal shape, being another pricey item to replace if it weren’t in good condition. Plus the immaculate underside and lack of rust can put anyone wanting to dip a toe into vintage Mercedes-Benz ownership at ease with this example. The driving videos demonstrate an outrageous induction noise on throttle and with about 120 horsepower on tap and fuel injection, the in-line six will pull strongly to redline. The car having three pedals is a welcome addition for an enthusiast. With the stack of records dating back to new, there’s an incredible story to be uncovered with this 220SE.
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