Mercedes Coupes of the Sixties

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I have just picked up this little snippet from the Mercedes site in the States. I have had some restoration involvement with a 1966 300SE Coupe, as well as a 1962 220SE Convertible. This was quite a few years ago.

The 220 was a straight forward mechanical valve grind and decoke job. The engine was weak, or tires if you will, but the body colour, a slight pinkish dark parchment, with a fawn roof, was quite spectacular. It was unfortunate that the powers that be, condemned the car for its non-original colour but, boy oh boy, it was beautiful to drive, especially suspension wise. It gave nothing in that area to the more desirable 300SEs with their fabled air suspension. The 300SE I restored came basically as a box of parts with engine and gearbox removed and an interior that was badly in need of refurbishment. We did everything interior wise, and refitted all mechanicals etc. It was quite a task and I could tell quite a bit more about some of the hurdles that had to be overcome to get that car registered for road use.

I think the "blog" and accompanying pictures illustrate the absolute beauty of these large '60s Coupes. They are magnificent in just about every respect. There is one among us, namely C107, who must obviously be the proud owner of a quite immaculate and beautifully preserved 250 Convertible.
Anyway, I hope you guys will appreciate the pictures and the text that I have copied from the American Heritage Centre. Regards Styria
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