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Does anyone know or direct me to someone who knows the stock tire size of a'64 220 seb (coupe) is? The tires on there now were a cheap fix by the previous owner i think, Thanks
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RE: 220 seb stock tire size?

I recall the sedan had 7.25-S/13's on it. the coupe and Cabrio should be the same size.

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RE: 220 seb stock tire size?

The sedan and the coupe ,from August 1963 on wards were the same.
The rims are part number 110 400 11 02 size= 5 JK x 13 B
Thats an asymetrical rim base and no hump which means you must run tubes.
The tires were 7.25- S 13 Crossplies with either 4 or 6 plies rating.
My 220SE has the original Michelins (!!) XZX 175 SR 13
The normal size is 7.25 X 13.
Convertibles have a different size altogether.
The part number is 112 400 01 02 0r 112 400 0202.
The rim size is 5 1/2 JK x 13-B and the tires are 7.30 xS 13.
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Does anyone know or direct me to someone who knows the stock tire size of a'64 220 seb (coupe) is? The tires on there now were a cheap fix by the previous owner i think, Thanks
If you have the 13" rims - good luck. Dunlop and Goodyear make a really tall 185 series 13" that gets close. The problem is that the tires aren't as stiff as the original bias ply and are basically an economy tire. The car will sit lower. The sidewalls are also very soft and the tires won't last long. The ride really sucks as do the tires. I would suggest putting 14" rims on the car. Your tire options increase 10-fold. I have Goodyear 205/70 14s which are damn close to original size and ride height. The car handles great, the tires are holding up very well and I can push the car over 100 and around bends w/ authority.
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Actually mercedes had 14"'s as options on the W111-112 so fitting 14's won't upset show judges or other pedants,in fact they also had 15" wheels for "sporting activities' meaning rallyeing,which Mercedes was really good at in the late 50"s,You will find these are bit difficult to track down although w126 HAD 15" RIMS BUT DIFFERENT OFF SET.
The rarest were the alloy 15",which were the same as gullwing rims,don't even think about looking for those[}:)]
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Actually mercedes had 14"'s as options on the W111-112 so fitting 14's won't upset show judges or other pedants,in fact they also had 15" wheels for "sporting activities' meaning rallyeing,which Mercedes was really good at in the late 50"s,You will find these are bit difficult to track down although w126 HAD 15" RIMS BUT DIFFERENT OFF SET.
The rarest were the alloy 15",which were the same as gullwing rims,don't even think about looking for those[}:)]
I would love those 15"s. If you see a fintail station wagon it might have them. That is a rare find in itself though.

There are also 14" alloys. I know where a set used to be but I wanted to use my 2 piece hubcaps which the early 68 250S rims would accept. I have a SL style trim ring though. Never could source the 14" slotted trim ring. Probably should have gone for the 14" one piece hubcaps - they just look so flat.

The 14" rim is really a must for anybody with a 111 in my opinion. Save the 13"s if you are worried about it. My father was the original owner of my 111.010 and it is restored to excellent "driver" condition. New fenders, rockers, rear bumper, tail lights, inner fenders, front structural pieces, floors, window channels/seals, carpet, headliner, complete front/rear suspension rebuild, and a bare metal respray. I also added a Becker Grand Prix (not original but w/ the small knobs looks like it is) the 14" rims, and e-code headlights. Screw the judges, this car is meant to be driven.

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I have had several 220's both carby and injected and they are great cars,i remember them as little kid when they first came out and the absolute outerworldliness of the vertical speedo!.Did you know the germans sell a finny wristwatch?,looks like a W111 speedo [:D][:D][:D]
Drive anything else of the same era(except maybe borgwards etc ) and they seem primitive in comparison,noi wonder these are the best cars in the world[:)][:D][8D]
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