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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, Sunroof Coupe

Four-Speed, Air Cond, 56k Miles, Award Winner for 35 Yrs!

Sold: $36,000.00

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Harry's Thoughts

Interesting Fact: The Mercedes 250SE and the 300SE have almost the exact same performance statistics, both 0-60 times as well as top speed. The 15 additional horsepower of the 300 was off-set by the additional weight from the suspension and other components. This car was prepared for me as a classic daily driver and we are auctioning it to help seed the auctions!

THE ESSENTIALS

SELLING AT NO RESERVE!!  ONLINE ONLY AUCTION at www.classicpromenade.com. This is a beautiful example of the classic and elegant 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE coupe, with the trifecta of options: four-speed manual, factory sunroof and factory air conditioning. Further, this is believed to be the only one in this striking two-tone color combination and this has been a regular Mercedes-Benz Club first place award winner since at least 1985. This car has been loved and cared for since new and has traveled 56,900 miles since new. We love the 300SE trim and enhancements that this car has throughout, such as the chrome trim around the wheel wells.

It is now offered as a sympathetically restored-as-needed original car that can be shown at local and regional events but enjoyed as a wonderful tour car, weekend driver or date-night head-turner. This is only one of 3,601 250SE Coupes and Convertibles made for 1966, and the only one in this color combination, making this truly unique.

This Sunroof Coupe has enjoyed four owners since new. According to the Data Card, it was produced from August 1965 to April 1966. Dr. George Theodorou purchase this new until it was sold to USAF General Fred W. Vetter of Dover, DE. On October 6, 1987, the General sold it to Charles F. Stuchik III from Milton, DE. The Coupe had accumulated 48,163 miles since new. We have certifications that the original speedometer was replaced at 38,853 miles on it.

In 1988, this Coupe had been thoroughly inspected and appraised by Mercedes 300SL luminary Robert Platz from East Camden, NJ. He fully documented the history and condition of the car, noting it as a unique special order two-tone color combination of Silver Gray Metallic (Code 180) and Medium Red Metallic (Code 567). Mr. Platz further mentioned that this car was fastidiously maintained and had always been kept covered in a conditioned garage. The interior was ordered with its beautiful Cognac Leather (Code 216).

The last owner, Richard D. Sammons from Seaford, DE, enjoyed the 250SE for over 30 years. We have a variety of service and repair receipts dating back to at least 1981.

The maroon paint is very nice and, according to documents, was repainted in 1979. It still radiates a beautiful luster but there is fine spider webbing on the upper surface of the hood, and trunk. It is beautiful as it is and the spider webbing is noticeable only upon very close inspection. The silver gray metallic appears to be more of a light gray to us, perhaps being changed from its original either during 1979 or thereafter. We think the color combination is stunning as it is. The chrome is largely original and overall very nice. There are small dings and dents in the rear bumper and some of the fender trim pieces.

Inside, the Cognac leather is stunning and the seats feature the rare center arm rests. The interior is all original, including the carpets and the upholstery. The cognac leather looks just right and very elegant in this example. The Macassar Ebony wood pops out from the cognac leather. The wood is beautiful but the piece around the bottom of the windshield should be refinished because there is some de-lamination on the edges. The black steering wheel is perfect and the horn surround has the cognac trim installed, tying it into the rest of the interior. Correct period Kangol seat belts are installed for the front passengers. And the correct original Kuhlmeister air conditioning works beautifully and has been converted to modern Freon, R134a. The original Becker Europa radio is working beautifully with its AM/FM and Short Wave functionality and the correct electric antenna. All lights, gauges, accessories, etc. work as they should.

The heart of this Mercedes is the engine, transmission and drive-train. The 2.5 liter straight six is reliable and performs well with 170 hp, providing a top speed of 118 mph. The engine compartment and chassis have been detailed for show and are breathtaking. The engine compartment has had most all items polished, chromed, and detailed much like the factory show cars. It is simply stunning to look at this engine compartment. The car runs and drives very well and is a joy to drive. We enjoyed driving this to and from home and the showroom several times and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The car is so tight and responsive, it is very obvious that it has 56,900 miles from new. The four-speed manual transmission is tight and the four wheel disc brakes are responsive with just a light touch of your toes.

The trunk is also fully detailed and ready for show. Inside the trunk is the original spare that has never been used, along with the operating instruction tag, jack, tools and the tools roll and the original trunk mat is just about like new. Even the original Mercedes locking gas cap is in great shape.

This 250SE comes with documentation covering forty years, including the owners manuals, service manual, parts manual, manuals for the radio, antenna, seat belts, air conditioning, wiring diagrams, sales catalog, factory communications, Data Card, bills of sale, etc.

If you are a collector, or new to the hobby, this is a terrific car to enjoy. It has been a show car since at least 35 years and has been cared for far better than any example we’ve seen. Its patina makes this much more approachable to drive and enjoy, and also makes the car more affordable to acquire. We have this priced right at the Hagerty No. 2 value.

This Coupe is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. For more information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, Sunroof Coupe

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Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

I’m sorry, I thought you won. Congrats to Liversounds then!

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

Yes – congratulations to liversounds!

ClassicPromenade
ClassicPromenade
October 10, 2020

Congrats to liversounds! You just won a beautiful car. We will be reaching out to you to handle the paperwork, etc. Thanks!! Classic Promenade Team

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

Congratulations Mr. Campbell, beautiful car!

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

Thanks but I don’t think I won…

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liversounds
October 10, 2020

$36,000 Bid placed by liversounds

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

$35,000 Bid placed by CCollinCampbell

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pmdlcheetah
October 10, 2020

$34,000 Bid placed by pmdlcheetah

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

$32,500 Bid placed by CCollinCampbell

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EuroHaus
October 10, 2020

$31,500 Bid placed by EuroHaus

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

$30,500 Bid placed by Olive

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

$29,500 Bid placed by CCollinCampbell

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EuroHaus
October 10, 2020

$28,500 Bid placed by EuroHaus

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

$27,500 Bid placed by Olive

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liversounds
October 10, 2020

$26,500 Bid placed by liversounds

ClassicPromenade
ClassicPromenade
October 10, 2020

The Mercedes is in our showroom in Phoenix, AZ. There are no taxes collected by Classic Promenade. Any taxes and such would be paid in your state. Thanks and good luck!

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rollsandbentley
October 10, 2020

Can I please confirm that the 250 is in Phoenix and no taxes paid there?

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

$25,500 Bid placed by Olive

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rollsandbentley
October 10, 2020

$25,000 Bid placed by rollsandbentley

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

$24,000 Bid placed by Olive

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EuroHaus
October 10, 2020

$23,500 Bid placed by EuroHaus

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
October 10, 2020

$23,000 Bid placed by CCollinCampbell

Olive
Olive
October 10, 2020

$22,500 Bid placed by Olive

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TybeeVette
October 10, 2020

$22,000 Bid placed by TybeeVette

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EuroHaus
October 10, 2020

$21,500 Bid placed by EuroHaus

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rollsandbentley
October 10, 2020

$21,000 Bid placed by rollsandbentley

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Jim@JClarkconsultants.com
October 10, 2020

$20,500 Bid placed by Jim@JClarkconsultants.com

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TybeeVette
October 10, 2020

$20,000 Bid placed by TybeeVette

ncohen@mindspring.com
ncohen@mindspring.com
October 9, 2020

$19,000 Bid placed by ncohen@mindspring.com

rmcatee3@cox.net
rmcatee3@cox.net
October 9, 2020

$18,500 Bid placed by rmcatee3@cox.net

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TybeeVette
October 9, 2020

$16,500 Bid placed by TybeeVette

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daw8071
October 9, 2020

$15,750 Bid placed by daw8071

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TybeeVette
October 9, 2020

$15,000 Bid placed by TybeeVette

Andrew Peck
Andrew Peck
October 4, 2020

In the list of bids, it says last bid is $13,144.
At the top of the page, it says “Burrent bid $13,044

ClassicPromenade
ClassicPromenade
October 6, 2020

Our development team has resolved the issue. Sorry about that! Thank you for noting it. -Harry

ClassicPromenade
ClassicPromenade
October 5, 2020

Hi Andrew,
Thank you for letting us know! We are checking on that right now and will let you know the minute it is resolved.
By the way, would you like a personalized emoji to accompany your username?
Give me a call or email me and I can update accordingly. Talk soon!
-Carey 480.772.8251 carey@classicpromenade.com

Andrew Peck
teranrealtygmail-com
October 4, 2020

$13,044 Bid placed by teranrealtygmail-com

Olive
larrymillerfinancial-com
October 4, 2020

$12,500 Bid placed by larrymillerfinancial-com

Andrew Peck
teranrealtygmail-com
October 3, 2020

$12,000 Bid placed by teranrealtygmail-com

CCollinCampbell
CCollinCampbell
September 28, 2020

A couple of “process” questions. I know you are still working on the software so totally understand some of the “movement”. Just want to confirm – is the time left accurate? Will it change to a different date again? Also, at the moment, the last bid placed (less than an hour ago) shows “6500” but the current bid at the top shows “11500”. Will the 11500 bid/bidder show up in the comments at some point? Or are there other ‘invisible’ bidders who are not being logged? thanks for clarification on these! watching closely! cheers!

ClassicPromenade
ClassicPromenade
September 30, 2020

Hi Collin, We did have a hiccup in the comments side. The bidding was correct. We verified it. The $11,500 bid was placed by a longtime client and friend of ours. Thanks for bidding and let me know if we can help in any way. Thanks!!! Harry

rmcatee3@cox.net
rmcatee3cox-net
September 28, 2020

$11,500 Bid placed by rmcatee3cox-net

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madsams
September 26, 2020

$6,000 Bid placed by madsams

Olive
larrymillerfinancial-com
September 26, 2020

$5,500 Bid placed by larrymillerfinancial-com

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rollsandbentley
September 26, 2020

$5,000 Bid placed by rollsandbentley

 
1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, Sunroof Coupe
1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE, Sunroof Coupe

Sold: $36,000.00

VIN 111-021-10-086087
BODY STYLE Coupe with Sunroof
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 56900
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Maroon and Gray Two Tone
YEAR 1966
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
AUCTION STATUS
SELLER
Location Arizona
STARTED:
ENDS:
VIEWS 1923
BIDS 33 | Top Bid liversounds

Mercedes-Benz 250SE

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), is a series of full-size luxury sedans, limousines and armored sedans produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. The S-Class is the designation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models and was officially introduced in 1972 with the…
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse (German for "special class", abbreviated as "S-Klasse"), is a series of full-size luxury sedans, limousines and armored sedans produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, a division of German company Daimler AG. The S-Class is the designation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models and was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116, and has remained in use ever since. The S-Class is the flagship vehicle for Mercedes-Benz. The S-Class has debuted many of the company's latest innovations, including drivetrain technologies, interior features, and safety systems (such as the first seatbelt pretensioners).[5] The S-Class has ranked as the world's best-selling luxury sedan.[6] In automotive terms, Sonderklasse refers to "a specially outfitted car." Although used colloquially for decades,[citation needed] following its official application in 1972, six generations of officially named S-Klasse sedans have been produced.

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