1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE W111 cabriolet
The coupe and convertible variants’ rear end was heavily revised with less dramatic quarter panel fins—a design that was phased out by the end of the decade. Both the coupe and cabriolet focused on luxury with a lush leather cabin, woodwork, an abundant supply of highly polished metal trim, and optional amenities such as an automatic transmission, power steering, air-conditioning, and a sunroof for the coupe.
The 250SE model received new 14-inch wheels with chrome beauty rings and new body-color-matched center caps. The 250SE model was only produced from 1965 to 1967 with only 954 cabriolet models produced, making it the rarest of the W111 models by a significant number.
The convertible was also the most expensive W108/W109 model, making it a staple of luxury and exclusivity for even the wealthy elite. Stately, handsome, plush, and rare, the 250SE is a solid entry in the long line of Mercedes-Benz masterworks.
This Australian York Motors delivered 1967 Mercedes-Benz W111 250SE Cabriolet has been meticulously and professionally maintained since new. This car has been lovingly cared for by all of its previous owners and represents the lasting quality of a solid German automobile when properly kept.
The white paint is in excellent condition. The Tobacco interior is new with correct leather as is the carpet. The body panels and chassis are free of corrosion. Complete, unmodified from original.
Trim and Glass – All of the brightwork, including the front and rear slab bumpers, are original with a highly polished finish, free of any marring or pitting.
Convertible Top – The convertible top was replaced with an OE-style custom material. The top fits like factory and is free of stains, tears, or sun damage. The headlining was replaced at the same time.
Steering Wheel – The large two-spoke helm is a stunning example of vintage steering wheel jewelry, with a leather center pad and elegant chrome horn ring. The wheel’s components and material show minimal wear.
Dashboard & Instrumentation – The malty, dark stained upper dash wood trim, instrument panel has been restored. All VDO instruments are original to the car and fully functional.
The switchgear, Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio, and accessories all work properly.
The original 2.5-liter M129 straight-six engine starts from cold effortlessly, purrs quietly and smoothly, and climbs through the rev range with good, even torque delivery.
The factory-optioned four-speed automatic is controlled via a delicate floor-mounted stick. The car engages gears with ease and shifts surprisingly smoothly.
The car rides on its original double wishbone suspension consisting of coil springs and shocks with a torsion bar stabilizer front setup. The suspension is very supple, even when loaded with three passengers and a driver. The car stops quickly given its near 3,200 lb curb weight thanks to dual hydraulic circuit servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes.
The Cabriolet was the most expensive 250SE model, which is likely the reason for its low production figure of just 954. It’s a beautifully proportioned convertible from Mercedes’ golden era that oozes design restraint, luxury, and class