Heckflosse Coupe: ’66 Mercedes-Benz 250SE
This is the car that really established Mercedes-Benz as a modern-day maker of premium luxury coupes. The W111/112 platformed cars were noted for their airy greenhouse, high tech independent suspension, orthopedically designed seats, and terrific performance for the day. Most were powered by a series of 2.2, 2.5, and 2.8 liter I-6’s, while the 280SE 3.5 – produced in its final years of production until 1971 – was powered by the 3.5-liter, SOHC V8. We call these W111 based cars Heckflosse or here in the English-speaking world, Fintails. These are virtually handbuilt cars with great details to distinguish it from the saloons. The dash, door caps and window trim are all wood, some in MaCassar “Tiger” Ebony. Today’s featured 250SE is finished in an elegant White Gray with a linen leather or MB Tex interior. It is unusual to see these here in the US with a manual transmission but this one has it. But again, that might not be so rare because the headlights tell us it is a Euro specification car. The headlamps are a work of art sporting 5 bulbs that have different illumination tasks. The interior has all the wood and in good condition. It still has the original Becker radio. We don’t if the seats are leather or MB Tex. Either way, they look good. The seller is asking $24,500 and that might look cheap one day soon. Contact the seller by clicking here.