1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Coup Chassis number: 111 026 12 001174 Engine number: 116 980 12 00985 Transmission number: 0001980 Body No.: 00762 Production Shift No.: 5414 Production No.: 970693 Key code: Z 0513 Exterior color code: 834 Moss Green (Restored and Repainted to Silver) Interior color code: 256 Parchment Leather Seats, Dark Brown Carpets (Restored to full Black Leather) Order No.: 82198316 Order placed in year: 8 1968 Dealer Region 219 MB- Niederlassung / Hamburg, Germany Completed April 28th, 1970 Option codes: 249 Rear window tinted and heated with heat insulated glass 401 Individual single front seats 410 sliding roof 420 power steering / automatic transmission / floor-shift 431 Seat belts 541 Special halogen headlamp units, crystal-clear for right-hand traffic 555 Ivory colored steering wheel 573 Front seat headrests left and right 583 Electrically operated windows 594 Tinted front, side and rear glass 616 Lighting for Austria, Italy and Great Britain 632 First aid box and radial ply tires -Five Continental Radial Ply Tires
During its remarkable history, Mercedes-Benz has routinely produced uniquely optioned, handmade automobiles. The V-8 powered W111-Series 280 SE was conceived as a personal car for customers who wanted the power and prestige of the 600 series without the formality of a chauffeur. It immediately appealed to young and well-heeled drivers seeking a bespoke car with performance and presence. The modern design combined a tailored upright grille, crisp fender lines, and low profile, creating a fresh, elegant design. The last car to be hand built at Mercedes-Benz, each was priced at an astonishing $13,000. This example has benefited from extensive restoration work, including a respray in the original exterior color of Silver Grey Metallic (DB 180) and a re-trimmed black leather interior. The nicely finished body exhibits good panel fit, accented by chrome trim with fine luster. The attractive interior shows areas of light use, just as one might expect from a car offering irresistible open-air adventures. This 280 SE is equipped with a Becker radio and air-conditioning, and the well-appointed dashboard offers clear contrasting instrumentation, and finely detailed brightwork accenting the black leather finishes and lacquered wood trim. The fully lined black convertible canvas top is in excellent condition both inside and out, as is the tightly fitting top boot. Under the hood, the detailed engine bay displays proper fittings and factory identification plates. The alloy V-8 engine, although not original to this car, features handsome castings, while the tidiness and care throughout its presentation confirm the attention to detail this car exhibited when new and continues to display through dedicated ownership. The current owner, a fastidious collector of multiple classic European cars, has tended to the Mercedes with his typical care. In October 2017, Mercedes-Benz experts at Rudi & Company in British Columbia performed comprehensive maintenance totaling over $15,000. Invoices accompanying the sale show services that include removing the intake manifold and replacing injector seals and boots, servicing the air-conditioning system and recharging with R134A refrigerant, rebuilding the rear brake calipers, replacing rear axle seals, lubricating the heater controls and replacing heater valve seals, installing new speakers and correct radio brackets, and correcting miscellaneous electrical items. In November 2018, Mercedes Centrum replaced the steering gearbox. This wonderful Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet is accompanied by an owner s pamphlet containing a copy of the factory data card, owner s manual, factory reference literature, Becker radio manual, and the 1968 Mercedes-Benz Dealer Directory. Finished in handsome colors and ready for enjoyable open touring, this hand-built example of luxury excellence is sure to please its next fortunate caretaker.
1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5 SUNROOF COUPE--Gold with Dark Brown leather interior, Two-Tone body with Dark-Grey roof, Sunroof, Brown carpeting, 3.5 Liter V8 with a 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. Building upon the new-generation upscale Mercedes-Benz models launched for 1965, the V-8 powered 280 SE 3.5 debuted in late 1969. Just 4,502 of these masterpieces were built, mostly by hand.This 3.5 Coupe comes from a large Mercedes collection in Georgia where it has been sympathetically serviced, maintained and restored when and where needed. All body lines are excellent and this 3.5 Coupe shows no signs of any accidents or damage. It is exactly as one would expect of a proper and well maintained 280 in all areas, structurally, cosmetically and mechanically. It runs and drives very well with a gorgeous well cared for fresh interior.This Coupe has a very solid shell and drives accordingly with a smooth ride, smooth shifts and a quiet motor. As one of Mercedes Benz’s final hand-built models, this 3.5 Coupe is an excellent addition to any collection or simply for touring use.
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1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5 CABRIOLET--Ivory with Dark Brown leather interior, Brown carpeting, 3.5 Liter V8 with a 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. Building upon the new-generation upscale Mercedes-Benz models launched for 1965, the V-8 powered 280 SE 3.5 debuted in late 1969. Just 4,502 of these masterpieces were built, mostly by hand, including 1,232 cabriolets.This 3.5 Cabriolet comes from a large Mercedes collection in Georgia where it has been sympathetically serviced, maintained and restored when and where needed. All body lines are excellent and this 3.5 Cab shows no signs of any accidents or damage. It is exactly as one would expect of a proper and well maintained 280 in all areas, structurally, cosmetically and mechanically. It runs and drives very well with a gorgeous well cared for fresh interior.A well-presented Mercedes Benz icon, this 3.5 Cabriolet has recently undergone an extensive full service by Autosport Designs including all fluids, plugs, new tires, alignment, A/C recharge, new wheel caps and freshly treated dashboard wood. This example has a very solid shell and drives accordingly with a smooth ride, smooth shifts and a quiet motor. As one of Mercedes Benz’s final hand-built models, this 3.5 Cabriolet is ready for immediate show and touring use.