1966 Mercedes 220SE Cabriolet
This really is a very fine example of the elegant and practical Cabriolet model that has been fully restored to the highest standards by the acknowledged experts John Haynes Automotive of Worthing.
Finished in the lovely shade of mid blue metallic with light grey leather interior this is a rare UK supplied right hand drive model. During the restoration the car was upgraded to 280SE Cabriolet spec with the fitment of a period correct and fully rebuilt 2.8 litre 6-cylinder Mercedes engine. This greatly enhances performance, indeed with power steering and the much-revered Mercedes four speed automatic gearbox progress is smooth and rapid.
The sheer quality of the restoration work completed is evident everywhere from the perfect panel gaps to exacting fit and finish of exterior chrome and interior wood, the latter being notoriously difficult to get right. On the road it has that ‘factory fresh’ feeling of integrity with no looseness or rattles.
The restoration is recorded in a vast number of photographs that fully detail the work completed.