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1964 Mercedes-Benz 220Sb - sold

About this Car

It's a red 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S(b) – with a 4 speed manual gearbox – quite uncommon for the plush 220S and at present the odometer reads 23000 miles or there abouts. I guess this means 123,000 miles which is a shade under 200,000 kilometres would be a far more reasonable distance for it to have traveled than 223,000 miles or 356,000 k's. Having traveled that far the car is in fact eligible for some badges from the Mercedes-Benz, though I'm not sure if MBNZ will do this and how many arms or legs it will cost.

1963/64 was an important year for the 220S as models from that year on gained big disc brakes (as opposed to the previous models with drum brakes all-round) and two large twin barrel down-draft carburetors (Zenith/Solex INAT 35/40 ) – giving it 15 or so more horsepower and making it slightly cheaper to run.

Models from 1964/65 onward had power steering as an option, and I have it on good authority that the steering boxes and pumps are very easy to swap over.

The S series of the 220 model comes with carpet (the non S had rubber or vinyl) and with lots of wood around the windows and in the dash.

It has a very long service history – I was supplied with a huge wad of paperwork stretching back to the 90's and has had all sorts of work done on it over the years along with a couple of the original manuals.

The car is in good condition (great condition considering its age) – though it does have the original paintwork which is starting to crack/crackle particularly around the boot.

Further information about Heckflosse (fin-tail) Mercedes-Benz cars can be found at http://www.heckflosse.nl

In the last 12 months this car has had:

  • new clutch, and rebuilt clutch hydraulics
  • new brake pads (front), shoes(rear) and rebuilt hydraulics – the brakes are VERY good
  • repairs to fix the drivers side quarter-light window which wouldn't close
  • replaced all ‘moving' components of the driveshaft; universals, flexdisc and centre bearing stay
  • two new rear shock absorbers
  • standard oil/filter changes and a tune up
  • a new battery
  • recored radiator
  • new waterpump and thermostat
  • rewound generator
  • A new Mercedes emblem (not fitted) and a new 220S badge on the boot.

There are receipts for all of the work carried out – and some of it is still under warranty.

I have spent a lot of time and money on this car since it's purchase roughly 6 months ago.

The car comes with some odd items as standard or as extras including:

  • A fantastically straight body with no dents or gouges!
  • The speedo/odo-meter is in Miles (I believe the Australian and New Zealand MBs were exports of the UK models)
  • Lumenition Electronic Ignition
  • 2x 6x9” speakers in the parcel shelf ( no stereo though )
  • Larger 14” rims and tyres to suit from a W108/W109 series Mercedes-Benz ( one chrome finishing ring has come off – these are not hard to find )
  • It's over 40 years old and has half priced registration costs! $80.95/yr.
  • Not an extra – but it has what could be the most complicatedly interesting handbrake mechanism ever made
  • The biggest boot you may have ever seen – at least ‘3 bodies' sized :)
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Independent rear suspension
  • A heater which can be set to different temperatures on either side of the car.
  • A fold down arm rest in the centre of the back seat
  • The REAL and quite rare Mercedes-Benz tow-bar
  • The REAL wooden radio cover showing the model of the car
  • A very cool number plate

I will also supply the Glenn's and the Chilton's manuals for this series of car.

It comes with a new Registration ( 6 Months ) from 3rd Sept and the WOF expires mid-December.

This car could use:

  • the carburetors stripped and rebuilt – common with this model car of this age. Complete rebuild kits are US$29.95 each from http://www.classicgarage.com/classicgarage/mebe22232325.html and can be found for less than US$50 from other suppliers - they are around NZ$160 each from local suppliers.
  • Some work to get rid small sections of surface rust and to tidy up the cracking/crackling.
  • An owner with an interest in looking after her.

12th May 2004

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24th March 2004

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22nd February 2004

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