BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

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The car was modified to compete in the Carrera Panamericana in the year 2000 and has been repainted in yellow. Removable side decals are present, as are AMG scripts on the windshield and yellow driving lights. A crack is noted in the left rear fender.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

14″ Bundt wheels wear 205/55 racing tires that are from 2011, according to the dates on their sidewalls. Brembo disc brakes and Bilstein shocks are equipped, and the bumpers have been removed.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

Much of the stock interior has also been removed, and OMP bucket seats were added along with 5-point harnesses, diamond-plated floors, and a full roll cage. Other equipment includes a fire-suppression system, Nardi steering wheel, and a Sony stereo.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

The wood dashboard trim has been retained, and auxiliary AutoMeter instrumentation includes a tachometer with shift light, gauges for oil pressure and water temperature, and a voltmeter. About 7,500 miles are shown on the 5-digit odometer, 100 of which were added by the selling dealer. Total mileage is unknown. Circuit breakers are fitted inside and outside.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

The 3.6-liter AMG inline-six is equipped with three Weber 45 carburetors, and an aluminum radiator has also been installed along with auxiliary radiators for oil, gearbox, and differential cooling. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and Ford rear end. A new clutch was installed in the past year.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

Additional underside photos are available in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

The original invoice from Reyza S.A. of Morelia, Michoacán lists original numbers, colors, and a price of just over Mex $57k.

BaT Auction: Ex-Carrera Panamericana 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S 5-Speed

Photos available in the gallery show the car during La Carrera Panamericana.

A driving video is provided above, while a drive-by clip is available below. An additional driving clip can be viewed here.

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