1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE CABRIOLET #110.023-12- 00491. (Stock #3539.) The 220SE cabriolet was one of the most elegant 4-passenger convertibles offered by Mercedes-Benz during the post-war years. This body style was built from 1961 until 1971 and has only gotten more popular and more valuable since production ceased with the advent of required extended rubber bumpers and emission controls. A local (Far Hills) Fortune 500 Chairman and CEO purchased an excellent and completely original 220SE from its original Southern California owner—the President of a California company which was being purchased by the Fortune 500 company chaired by our customer. Along with the corporate merger, this car was sold to our customer, now the car’s second owner. He then chose to put the car in the same condition as his various Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, his Aston Martin DB-4, etc. and the car joined his collection in his climate-controlled garage. The result was a car which appeared and drove as new and, thanks to his careful maintenance, the car has remained just that way. Five years ago, we sold the car for its second owner following his 42 years of ownership. It was then purchased by a local Mercedes-Benz collector who kept the car as a museum-piece, only occasionally driving the car on perfect weather days. He has now downsized, losing the large garage space which housed his collection. The car is finished in original white with correct German-weave black convertible top. It is equipped with the very rare and interesting optional 4- bucket seat interior swaddled in black leather, gorgeous polished walnut facia and interior trim as well as its original 6-cylinder fuel-injected engine, 4- speed automatic transmission, power steering, power disc brakes, original “Kuhlmeister” air conditioning, original Becker “Europa” AM-FM radio and factory chrome bumper “overriders,” front and rear. The engine compartment is as detailed as the car itself and the car is accompanied by its original manuals as well as the original showroom brochures from the car’s original California showroom display. Virtually a one-of- a-kind automobile! 70,237 miles. $125,000.