1960 Mercedes-Benz 220S

27 950 EUR

1960 Mercedes-Benz 220S

27 950 EUR
  • Model
    Mercedes-Benz 220S
  • Year
    1960
  • Condition
    Used
  • Body Type
    Sedan / Saloon
  • Fuel Type
    n/a
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    21,242 km
  • Address
    Steenweg op Deinze 51C B-9880 Aalter Belgium
  • Country
  • Published
    Nov 27, 2023
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VIN
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Color
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Metallic
No
Engine
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Engine Number
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Chassis Number
N/A
Gearbox
Manual
Steering Wheel
LHD
Drive Wheels
N/A
1st Reg. Country
N/A
Doors
4/5
Interior Color
N/A
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Description

Very luxurious, being the predecessor to the S-class
Successor to the Ponton series
Has set course towards better traffic safety

 
The Mercedes-Benz W111 was first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1959. Usually, Mercedes-Benz is more often a trendsetter than a follower of trends. This time, however, they allowed themselves to be tempted and inspired by the tailfins of those elegant yet sturdy American fifties cars. The W111 had the honour of ushering a decade of Mercedes-Benz ‘Fintail’, which is a considerable fragment of Mercedes-Benz history that cannot be overlooked.
As early as 1956, Mercedes-Benz felt that it was time to continue their legendary Ponton series, which would officially continue to be manufactured until 1963. A luxurious model was designed that would later prove to be influential in the designs of the future Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class: the W111. This model was not only influential, the W111 was primarily designed to promote passive traffic safety. Inside and out, there are no sharp corners that a passenger nor a pedestrian could be injured on. The car was also equipped with a crumple zone, something that only British car manufacturers had experimented with until that point. The interior features highest-quality leather, and the dashboard is meticulously finished with the right touches of wood, all representative of Mercedes-Benz, the brand that embodies luxury and comfort.
The immortal Fintail was so famous that Mercedes-Benz produced it in three series, all derived from this very W111. There was the smaller W110 variant and the slightly more powerful W112. In addition, several versions of the W111 itself were built. Available were the 220 b with 95 hp, the 220 Sb with 110 hp, and the 220SEb that produced 120 hp. In 1965, faster variants with 120 hp or 150 hp were introduced.
The W111 provided the first blueprints for the prestigious S-Class of Mercedes-Benz and was produced until 1968. They were built in large numbers, making it easy to find replacement parts for them. Classic Mercedes-Benz cars have acquired a cult status, which is only strengthened by a significant group of enthusiasts who share their passion. Additionally, the W111 is an accessible classic car for families, given its spacious dimensions.
Technical information:
Body work

Length (cm): 488 (192 inch)
Width (cm): 180 (71 inch)
Height (cm): 150 (59 inch)
Wheelbase (cm): 275 (108 inch)
Weight (kg): 1320 (2910 lbs)

Mechanics

Engine: 2195 cc straight-six front-engine
Valve gear: 12
Fuel system: 2 Solex carburettors
Gear box: 4-speed manual
Transmission: RWD
Left-steered
power: 110 hp (82 kW) at 5000 t/m
torque: 172 Nm at 5000 t/m
Top speed: 165 km/h (103 mph)

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