Introduced in 1961, the range-topping Mercedes-Benz W112 was sold to the public as the 300SE and was the company’s most modern offering during the early 1960s. While sharing the same platform and fantastic Paul Bracq design as the W111 (220), the W112 was fitted with the smooth, powerful, fuel-injected M189 big-block straight-six and was also equipped with advanced self-leveling pneumatic suspension, power steering and an automatic transmission in addition to more luxurious appointments. Externally, the W112 could be distinguished by significantly more chrome as well as larger 14-inch wheels. The W112 also cost almost twice as much as a 220 SE, and the cars were even shown in separate showrooms. First offered as a sedan, the 300 SE could be had as an attractive cabriolet or elegant coupe from 1962. It was always an exclusive top-shelf car so from 1961 until 1967 production was sparse, just 3,127 in total including both coupes and convertibles. This makes them equally exclusive cars today, and a strong, well-sorted example is highly prized among Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and collectors.
This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupe, one of just 710 300 SE coupes and convertibles built that y
left-hand-drive 1965 mercedes benz 300 se coupe silver 4-speed air-con leather manual metallic power-steering restored german petrol