Possibilities: ’62 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Coupe
At the 1959 Frankfurt Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced four new models, including the 220SE Coupe. All four models shared the same basic unit-body and were fitted with an independent suspension at all four corners. The 1962 Mercedes-Benz Coupe is a hand-built Mercedes and a true example of German engineering and craftsmanship. The build quality is exceptional as are the details. There is an enormous amount of wood inside and in this case it needs to be refinished. This isn’t as hard to do as it may seem. You just need to take the car off the road for a few months as you go through the painstaking process. It is labor intensive. The end result is usually spectacular. The newly finished wood may seem a bit out-of-place against the original leather interior (maybe leave the wood be). The interior looks great and we wouldn’t touch it. Just keep it clean and soft and it should stay this way for a long time. Frankly, there are quite a few Coupes available every week but this one is a 4-speed manual with a floor shift. That makes it a little more flexible and a candidate for a comfy and competent event car. We’ve heard of these Coupes performing well in the South American 28-day rally. They are probably as tough as any other Mercedes of the period, just a little more stylish. Click here for the eBay auction.