1969 Mercedes Benz 220 /8 sedan. 4 Speed, Gas. Black. Lots of history. Original.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series Vinyl

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: Vinyl
Year: 1969
Mileage: 39,353
VIN: 11501010026886
Color: Black
Engine: 2.2
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1969

RELISTED DUE TO CANCELLATION.Please note: This car is in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, not Boston, Lincolnshire United Kingdom.
LOW START, NO RESERVE
Reluctantly selling this beautiful 1969 Mercedes Benz 220.
Below I'll give as detailed explanation as possible, including links to photographs and videos.Please read and check all videos and photos carefully before bidding. Viewing is available during the auction, please contact to make appointment.
Vehicle for auction:
1969Mercedes Benz 200-series (Acht 8)2.2 Liter Gasoline 4 cylinder engine4 Speed manual transmissionRear wheel driveClean MA Title
Odometer shows 39000 miles, but the service history shows the speedometer unit has been replaced twice. The actual mileage is believed to be 100,000 miles.
Car has lots of service history, including the original build card, warranty book, parts catalog book, dealer network book.I have listed the vehicle spec and options in the pictures, decoded from the build card.
Registered in Massachusetts until 2017, but wasn't used much over the last 5 years, so now it's time to move it on.
Spec:

401: SINGLE SEATS

503: OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE LEFT

424: MANUAL TRANSMISSION, FLOOR SHIFT

524: PAINTCOAT PRESERVATION

442: BUMPER, REAR, WITH GUARDS

533:INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION

451: WINDSHIELD (LAMINATED GLASS)

587:SINGLE SEATS WITH FOLDING ARMREST

461: INSTRUMENT W/ MILEAGE READING,ENGLISH LETTERING

641:WHITE-WALL TIRES

491: U.S. VERSION

669:SPARE WHEEL (R 170)



Vehicle Info:

Build Shift Nr: 1339

Production Nr: 909575

5. Body Nr: 92630

6. VIN: 115010 10 026886

Order Number: 97033079 ( 1969 USA #3079 )

Paint Code: 040 Black

Interior Code: Vinyl Cognac Seat, Brown Carpet

Engine Nr: 115920-10-021524

Transmission Nr: 152955

Key Code: **-*** (Removed for security)

Type: 220

Tyres: 5, Manufacturer S


Exterior:This car was black from new and has been repainted at some point over the years.There is small amount of evidence on the windshield rubber which gives away the re-paint.Of course, there are blemishes, small scratches and the occasional dent in the bodywork. This is a 48 year old car after all.With a good hand/machine polish I think this bodywork will really be great again, even better if you have a small dent popper!
All 4 fender lips are in amazing condition, really surprised. Clearly all owners have removed any build-up of dirt from here and prevented corrosion.
The chrome work is generally good, with only discoloration visible under and inside the bumpers.The grill is in good condition but has two dents.
Glass is very good and as far as I can see, original.
All doors close with a reassuring clunk.Both the hood and trunk open and close easily, although the hood release cable & spring could probably do with replacing in the near future as it doesn't return to the closed position.The trunk lid seal has recently been replaced with a new one, following evidence of water accumulating in the trunk after washing the car.
Interior:'Cognac' (Tan) seats and door panels are in very good condition.The seats present extremely well for their age and usage.The door panels look almost new with the exception of the map pocket missing on the driver's door.The carpet is also in good shape. Floor mats have clearly been used from new.The headlining looks like new, this car has clearly not been smoked in.
There are a couple of cracks in the dash top. Please refer to pictures.All instruments, switches,controls and original radio all work well.Both the quarter-light door glass open smoothly when the dial is turned on the doors.
Motor & Transmission:Engine fires up easily and holds an idle nicely utilizing the manual choke.The car pulls effortlessly and never gets hot or makes any unusual noises or smells.
The transmission shifts easily and doesn't whine or jump out of gear.
Steering, Suspension, Wheels & Tires:The steering is manual so it is heavy when parking or maneuvering at low speed, but there are no noises or knocks from the steering system.The suspension is soft and well controlled. No signs of weak dampers or worn bushes whilst driving.Wheels and hub caps are original.All 4 white-wall style tires have good tread. The spare looks to be the original one.
Corrosion:As a New ENgland car, there are a few areas which could do with a little work.- The right side rocker panel has a hole half way along it (can be seen in pictures). Can be patched.- The right rear door has a hole. Again can be easily patched.- The trunk floor has had work done to it by a previous owner. They have cut-out and replaced a section. This should really be done again using a Mercedes floor panel. The rest of the trunk area and wheel wells are solid.
More photographs here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/156120636@N07/albums/72157688329516380/with/25685697247/Walkaround video here:https://vimeo.com/258144233Engine room video here:https://vimeo.com/258144422
This is a no reserve auction which will run to the end. Please don't ask for a buy now price.Car is in West Medford, 7 miles outside Boston Mass.All viewings welcome and recommended prior to bidding, but i'm being as honest as possible to help you.
National and international transport can be arranged(paid by the buyer), but I will support from my end.I have exported from USA before so I know the system and prices. (New York to Europe $1000)
Deposit of $500 by paypal within 24 hours of auction finishing.Shipping /collection within 10 days of auction completion.
Any questions, please contact me.
Good luck!!