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Pick of the Day: 1960 Mercedes 200 SE with fresh concours trophies

220 SE cabriolet showed it stuff at Ironwood and Carmel

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Offered fresh from taking first in class at the 2021 Ironstone concours and second in class at the 2021 Carmel Concours on the Avenue, the Pick of the Day is a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE cabriolet being advertised on ClassicCars.com by its private owner in Santa Cruz, California.

The seller reports that the car was restored in 2003 by the respected LaVine Restorations shop in Nappanee, Indiana, and is “still looking gorgeous.”

The car is done in light ivory over burgundy leather interior with a brown convertible top. The interior features burlwood done by Madera Concepts and, the dealer notes, a correctly restored original radio.

1960 Mercedes, Pick of the Day: 1960 Mercedes 200 SE with fresh concours trophies, ClassicCars.com Journal
1960 Mercedes, Pick of the Day: 1960 Mercedes 200 SE with fresh concours trophies, ClassicCars.com Journal

As an SE model, the car was fitted with a 2.2-liter inline-6-cylinder engine rated at 134 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The dealer reports this is one of 1,112 Ponton cabriolets with fuel injection. It also has a removable auxiliary cooling fan.

The dealer says the car’s owner carefully sorted technical loose ends and has used the car for more than 2,000 miles touring California.

1960 Mercedes, Pick of the Day: 1960 Mercedes 200 SE with fresh concours trophies, ClassicCars.com Journal

The car is offered for $199,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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