The W111 series is renowned for classic Mercedes-Benz styling cues and luxurious materials. This third-generation W111 benefits from an extensive restoration performed within the last 10k miles and comes finished in White over a Red interior. Ordered new through Mercedes-Benz’s European delivery program, this 1961 Mercedes 220Sb was acquired by a lifelong enthusiast and Mercedes-Benz Club of America certified concourse judge, who cared for the example for the next 58 years. Driven less than 6k miles since the engine restoration, this 220Sb is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York showing approximately 89k miles on the odometer.
This 220Sb has been refinished in White (DB-050) from its factory color of Light Gray (DB-140). The W111 series showcases chrome accents, a large front grille, cathedral-style headlights, and a distinctive tailfin design. It rides on a set of upgraded Mercedes 14" steel wheels mounted with General Altimax tires from 2021. Completely re-bodied from an original 220Sb which is said to have been a lifelong rust and accident-free California car, this example is shown to be in excellent condition.
The cabin is appointed with Red MB Tex upholstery complemented by wood trim and chrome accents. Additional details include a White-finished steering wheel with a column-mounted manual shifter, a dash-mounted 220 S insignia, red carpets, and an optional sunroof. Detailed images are provided in the gallery. Modifications include a modern Vintage Air conditioning system and later-model cruise control. The seller notes that the passenger side of the heater core is bypassed, and a spare heater core will accompany the sale.
The 220Sb houses a twin-carbureted 2.2-liter M127 inline-six engine, generating as much as 120 HP to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller adds that the original engine and transmission remain, every mechanical component has been refreshed or replaced, less than 6k miles have been driven since the engine restoration, and 62 years of service items and documentation will accompany the sale.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a toolkit, spare accessories, and extensive documentation (California plates and MB Club awards are not included).
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