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
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.
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.