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Nice Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible offered for auction without minimum price

Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible
ER Classics Desktop 2022

A 220 Mercedes-Benz 1962 SE cabriolet? A type of which only 1961 were made between 1965 and 2729? Unexpected treasures often pop up at auction house Catawiki. This convertible is without a doubt one of them.

The Mercedes-Benz quality determined the price

The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE cabriolet - in the States they call it 'convertible' - dates back to the time when Mercedes-Benz engineers had it easy. They were instructed to build the best possible cars to the latest technology. Marketers were not there yet. But the head of accounting put a fixed percentage on the cost price and the customers thought everything was fantastic.


The W111 was, certainly before that time, a hefty, luxurious and also by today's standards incredibly solid and thoughtful car. The W111 series was a pioneer in the field of passive safety. In the interior of this 'Baureihe' the sharp protruding parts were covered, so that injury was prevented in the event of an accident.

The handles for opening the doors no longer protruded beyond the body line. The W111 was also the first car with a safety steering wheel, to prevent the driver from spearing in a frontal collision.

In the W111, a safety cage with an integrated wrinkle zone was also used for the first time. But above all, this Mercedes is an enchanting, usable classic and a guaranteed investment in pleasure and financial return.

Online auction house Catawiki has a very solid reputation and is comparable in supply and quality to auction houses from the analogue world. And it is precisely the digitality that guarantees quality. Because in 'the real world' something can sometimes be covered with the cloak of love. In the global and articulate digital world, mistakes and failures are ruthlessly punished. The confidence in Catawiki has become so great that very serious buyers enter into unseen transactions for very serious amounts. And that is the kind of trust that people used to have only in their village garage.

Buying online is crystal clear

The W111 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE convertible in its Midnight Blue suit, which is now going to be auctioned, has once been completely restored. He is technically and cosmetically in top condition. After that time, he has always been lovingly maintained and has driven less than 33.000 kilometers. The car has minimal traces of use. The interior looks like new.

The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE convertible is offered 'No Reserve'

Is it a 'Reserve' or 'No Reserve' lot? A 'Reserve' price is a minimum price that is set on plots with an expected high yield. This price is often not disclosed for potential buyers. If the 'Reserve' price is not reached during an auction, the old-timer is therefore not sold.

But this beautiful Benz is a 'No Reserve' offer, just like the other classics in this auction. He gets a new owner. Even if the highest bidder offers below the target price.

You can find more information about the Mercedes and of course the other classics that are offered within this auction on the basis of 'no reserve' via the site of Catawiki.

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  1. What a beauty. And then again from so long ago. Fantastic engines and a beautifully styled carriage. Nostalgia for the time of then makes itself wide

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