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Posted 4 months ago

1965 Mercedes 220b



This classic Mercedes ‘fintail’ saloon was sold new in Jersey through the local Mercedes agent, Jacksons Garage, in December 1965 and has remained in the island all its life. Passing through the hands of a couple of keepers, the last owner acquired the vehicle in 1990 and embarked on a comprehensive restoration of the car, which covered metalwork, paint, chrome etc. and a professional engine refurbishment and rebuild in the UK.

This car has the more powerful version of the 2195cc engine fitted, equivalent to the 220Sb model, which featured twin carburettors and produced a claimed 110hp at 5000rpm. It has recently been inspected with service items replaced as required. It performs well and provides a very comfortable drive.

The restored bodywork is in excellent repair, there is no corrosion, both paintwork and chrome trim shines. The engine bay is clean and tidy and the underside of the car is in particularly clean condition. Having been fully refurbished, the interior remains first-class – seats, doorcards, carpets, headlining and dashboard all in excellent repair.

Although an older restoration, the car has been well-cared for by its last owner. It is in excellent condition throughout and drives very well.

Supplied with original handbook and a substantial history file from 1990 onwards, which includes 100’s of photos of the restoration work carried out. The asking price does not include the 4-digit Jersey registration number.

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