Mercedes-Benz introduced the W111 in 1959 as a broadly-applied platform that would serve as a replacement for both the bread-and-butter Ponton sedans as well as the complex and expensive Adenauer coupes and sedans. The versatile chassis architecture formed the basis of everything from four-cylinder diesel taxicabs to luxurious air-suspended six-cylinder limousines. In 1961 the be-finned Heckflosse sedans were joined by the elegantly styled two-door coupe and cabriolet. The sedan s upright styling with somewhat awkward tail fins was a blatant appeal to the American market while the coupe and cabriolet featured more modern more subdued style that was considerably more timeless in appearance. The revised styling of the two-door cars was so well received that it would inspire the Heckflosse s replacement the W108 of 1965. The two-door W111 would outlive its finned four-door counterpart by several years continuing production through 1971.Handsome and luxurious these were the last truly hand-built Mercedes-Benz cars assembled with great care by the expert staff at Mercedes storied Sindelfingen works. The glamorous cabriolet and its elegant coupe sibling offered luxury paired with exceptional build quality; a Teutonic counterpoint to the opulent Rolls-Royce Corniche. A wide variety of engines would feature in the W111 but the flagship coupe and cabriolet were limited mainly to the refined and powerful inline six-cylinder petrol engines with an all-aluminum 3.5 liter V8 joining the range late in production. When equipped with the 2.8 liter Bosch-injected inline six the 280SE is a massively capable car; luxurious and comfortable with continent-crushing high-speed ability. In recent years the 280 SE has become one of the most desirable of all post-war Mercedes cars this side of the 300SL. Collectors have taken notice and these fine cars are cherished for their rarity quality style and performance.Benefitting from a recent high-quality restoration this 1969 280 SE Cabriolet is an impeccably presented example of Mercedes definitive luxury grand touring car. One of just 1390 open-topped 280 SEs built over a four year run this car is finished in its original and elegant color combination of Sand Beige (DB 467) over Dark Brown leather (248) with a complementary brown canvas soft top. The bare metal rotisserie restoration performed between 2009 and 2011 is beautifully finished with outstanding paint quality and crisp straight panels displaying excellent alignment and gaps. As part of the restoration the extensive chrome and bright work was removed and fully restored Fit and finish is exquisite as one should expect from a properly restored 280 SE. It rides on factory original steel wheels with color-keyed full wheel covers shod with Michelin narrow-band whitewall tires as is correct for the period.In addition to the body the interior has been fully restored with the upholstery wood trim and brightwork finished to a high standard. An original high-spec US market car it is equipped with numerous desirable options that include electric windows Frigiking air conditioning dual front arm rests and a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio with automatic aerial. The dark brown leather trim is beautiful; handsomely complementing the paint color and finished with factory-correct grain and patterns. The seats carpets and interior panels show virtually no use since the restoration the leather appearing hardly broken in. The soft top has been fully restored to include the insulated headlining as original which helps keep wind noise at a minimum when motoring with the top up and a brown leather top boot to keep things tidy with the roof down. The trunk is correctly finished in satin black and an original first-aid kit owner s manual and a rare factory tool kit are included.Underhood presentation of the 2.8 liter Bosch fuel-injected inline six is excellent and up to the standard set by the rest of the car. Records indicate the engine was rebuilt at considerable cost as part of the restoration and was fully detailed prior to its reinstallation. Notable details include the gold-cad plated brackets and fuel pipes firewall insulation pad and white-case Mercedes-Benz battery. The impressive appearance of the engine bay is backed by strong performance and exemplary road manners.These wonderful cars bridge the modern-era Mercedes with the classic hand-crafted models of the 1950s and 60s. Beyond their historical place in Stuttgart lore they are simply outstanding automobiles to drive and own cherished by collectors and marque enthusiasts. This fine example is ready for its next owner to cherish and enjoy covering effortless miles in high style.
1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SE. The model was a great success during the years it was offered in the late 1960s and early 1970s often owned by people who required a vehicle for long distance travel. Road & Track gave it good marks for handling and reliability. It was built with four-wheel disk brakes, SOHC V-6 engine, responsive power steering and offered a four speed automatic transmission. A sedan which is very comfortable and a pleasure to drive. In the late 1980s and early 1990s I invested substantial time and funds in reconditioning the exterior of car using only Mercedes-Benz parts including fenders, rocker panels and bumper. In addition, the motor and differential were rebuilt; and suspension (springs and shock absorbers), radiator and other parts were replaced with genuine MB items. I had the car repainted in its original white. I have all invoices for both parts and labor, a shop manual and a general service book which are part of the offering. The transmission was replaced with a rebuilt one, but probably needs adjusting. Since that time the car has been driven only about 200 to 300 miles per year—less than 6,000 miles since major work. I had planned to reupholster the inside, but had to halt because of health considerations. But the natural woodwork is in pristine condition, and there is a new dash cover. I have owned the car since 1970, and it has never been in an accident. I had done the more expensive work before being forced to stop. Now the car awaits the final touches to be performed by someone who will value it as much as I have.
1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe Engine: 6 Cylinder Transmission: Automatic Mileage: Exempt Exterior Color: Gray Interior Color: Black -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4 Door For SaleRebuilt and Extremely Reliable Mercedes Direct Fuel Injected Inline 6 Cylinder Engine Automatic Transmission that Shifts SmoothlyA Chance to Get a Very Nice and Very Desirable Vintage Benz to Go Anywhere You Wish With Comfort and Driving Enjoyment...For Sale by Owner, and Located in Albuquerque, NM Special Note by The Owner This 1969, 280SE Is A Lovely CarThe Engine Is Freshly Overhauled (maybe 60 Miles On The Engine Now, All The Running Gear Has Been Gone Through& (Engine Overhauled)With A Fresh Interior She Would Have Better Street Appell, But The Car Is A Rust Free MercedesI Had 2-Mercedes 280-SE Cars. One I Restored With New Interior, Seats Redone, New Carpets, Fresh Paint, Every Thing Done To A TeeOnly Problem Was That The Car Had Close To 200,000 Miles On The Engine And Tranny, The Engine Was Smoking & The Car Had Quite Some RustOddly Enough, The Pretty 1968 280-SE Sold First Because The Car Had Great Street Appeal ! For This 1969 We Overhauled The Engine To The Tune Of $6,700Did A Tranny Service And Went Through The Rear EndMechanically This 280 SE is VERY Sound And Would Drive Anywhere! Paint Is Some What Faided And The Interior Needs ReplacingOnly The Seats Need Replacing, Door Panels Are All Good, Carpets Are Good, Glass Is All Good, And Wood Is All GoodWindows Work Lights And Gauges All WorkThis 1969 Has -0- RUST ! No Rust At All !For Sale by Owner, and Located in Albuquerque, NMWeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. We have over 6,000 cars in stock at any time, if you are Looking for a Chevelle, Camaro, Nova, Corvette or a Mustang Chances Are we Have your Dream Car. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. ?Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605 When you Love What You Do You Never have to Go To Work...
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Silver on Black/Black in immaculate shape. The 3.5s are going thru the roof, even the coupes are pushing close to $200K while the Convertibles are getting close to $500K mark. Next best choice, the 6-cylinder 280SE.