--Tobacco Brown with Cognac leather and Tan carpeting, 4-speed automatic transmission, 92,878 miles. Factory options include: Factory Column Shift, Air Conditioning, Rear Defroster, Power brakes, Power Windows, Front Bucket Seats with Armrest, Becker Europea stereo. Sharing many similarities to both the "Fintail" and “Pontoon” of the 1950’s and 1960’s, the W108/W109 cars were larger, more luxurious and entirely without tail fins for the first time in a decade, having been designed by the legendary Paul Bracq. The model was sold and utilized in worldwide markets as one of Mercedes Benz’s most timeless models of utilitarian elegance. By the early seventies, engineers at Stuttgart gifted the four-door W108 280SE sedan with V-8 power – a 230-hp, 4.5-liter V8. This combination sold stateside for only one model year, offered the best of both worlds, pairing the nimble chassis of the short-wheelbase SE sedan with some of the thrust of the 300-hp, long-wheelbase, $15,000 300SEL 6.3. What once was a standard autobahn cruiser had morphed into a torque-packed sport sedan with all-day 125-mph capacity. This 280SE is a highly original example with consistent paintwork in excellent condition, co
--DB350 Blue with Saddle leather interior and Tan Wilton carpeting, Restored, 39k miles from new, Auto, 230 HP 3.5 liter Aluminum V8, Factory sunroof. Factory options - MB Data Card includes: Build date: 21 July, 1970, Automatic 3-speed column shift transmission, Single seats with folding armrests, Behr Air Conditioning, Sliding roof, Instruments in English, Becker radio, Heat insulated glass. Built in limited numbers for only 2 years (just 818 stateside specification examples) the "Low Grille” coupes punctuated the model as one of designer, Paul Bracq's shining achievements. As the top of the line model of the time, the 280SE attracted those of style and well as those who appreciated solid mechanical reliability and outstanding build quality throughout. It carries a classic, yet modern chic as an icon of superb design. In the 1990’s this 280 SE was serviced and cared for by well-known MB specialists, Hatch and Sons. This include a complete repaint, the remainder of the car was indeed superb given the low original mileage and rust free undercarriage. In 2015, the 280 received the following restoration work, this time performed by another well-known MB fanatic here in New York. This
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet VIN: 11102712004293 Built by Mercedes-Benz in May of 1971 this 3.5 was purchased new at Beverly Hills Mercedes later that year. The car's first owner would keep the car for the next 31 years servicing it regularly and keeping extraordinary care of the car, as documented in over 20 years of service records and hand written notes. Highlights include the 3.5 receiving a complete engine rebuild in November of 1988 at 108,591 miles that included pistons, valves, and rebuilt heads. In 1991 the transmission was replaced at 112,489 miles. Dozens of records refer to routine maintenance on the suspension, brakes, air conditioning, electrical, and other systems. The next owner, also from Southern California, obtained the car in 2002 and would keep the car as the valuable collectable it had become. Driving it less than 5,000 miles and keeping the car well stored and maintained, he would continue the careful stewardship of this beautiful Mercedes until 2015. Since arriving at Canepa the 3.5 has been completely revived mechanically and cosmetically. We started with fashioning a completely new and correct interior that included leather seats, door panels, d
--Sand Beige Metallic with Brown leather interior, Brown carpeting and Brown cloth top, Becker Radio, Power Windows, Behr factory air conditioning, 2.8 liter inline 6-cylinder, Automatic transmission. This luxurious model was the last of the hand-built Mercedes. Only 13 cars per week rolled off the production line. These cabriolets and coupes are true classics. Unlike other automobiles, these cars were classics the day they rolled off the production line and have remained so ever since. Road & Track magazine said "one of the best-looking body designs to come from any German concern. “ They are exquisitely proportioned and beautifully designed and the term “Luxurious” may very well be an understatement when describing this model. This USA delivered 280 SE Cabriolet has been the subject of an award winning, documented, two-year, rotisserie concours restoration. It is absolutely spectacular throughout, ready for immediate use, concours showing and enjoyment. Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/NDCskrJMskE
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1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE cabriolet, S/N 11102512000436, authentic 111 chassis cabriolet, DB291 Dark Olive with cognac leather, tan convertible top, 2.8 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine, column shift automatic transmission, power windows, factory Kuhlmeister air conditioning, Becker Grand Prix radio, recent repainting, interior re-trim and wood refinishment in original colors, owner’s manual, tool roll and jack, fresh comprehensive servicing including engine-out overhaul, coming to us having spent the past nearly three decades with the same California owner.
There something about simplicity in an automobile that creates an unexpected attraction. No intricate aerodynamics, advanced computers, or elaborate interiors with too many buttons and switches to keep track of. There is beauty in a car that simply works. During the 60’s and early 70’s Mercedes embodied this ideology with their W111 series which included the 280SE. The clever engineering, superior build quality, and expensive materials utilized is where this humble Mercedes gets it edge. The 280SE was offered in a hard-top coupe and convertible configurations with either a 2.8L Inline 6, which came in the standard model, or one could opt for a more powerful 3.5L V8. These cars rolled out of the factory in Stuttgart with fuel injection, 4-wheel disc brakes, and fully independent suspension, making them an engineering marvel in period. Quite often being described as “overbuilt,” the 280SE was a pure engineering masterpiece that is still loved for its modern-like drive and iconic Mercedes hand built styling. This brings us to the example offered here, a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. Chassis number 111-027-12-003785 is a desirable floor shift car, originally equipped with buc
This is probably one of the most stylish four-seats coupés ever made. Designed by Paul Bracq, head of design for Mercedes-Benz during the sixties and early seventies, the pillarless Coupé is now a true design icon. It is a very useable car, which offers a comfortable ride in silence and grace. This matching nrs example is a later version with the squared off and lowered Mercedes grille, and fitted with the reliable 2,8 litre straight six mated to an incredibly smooth automatic gearbox. This German specification W111 has almost all factory options, including sunroof, power steering and power windows. It was comprehensively restored between 2004 and 2005 by an official German Mercedes-Benz dealership, and finished in its original and beautiful colour Silver metallic with a warm red interior. Driving this stylish Mercedes is a real pleasure, and it is hard to believe that it is over 45 years old now. It was also one of the first cars with a built-in passenger safety cell, and fitted with big disc brakes and three-point seatbelts. All very unusual for a car from this era, and a big plus if safety is one of your main requirements on a classic car. Being one of the last hand-built Merced
Mercedes-Benz’s fabulous W111 coupe and cabriolet are considered by many enthusiasts to be the finest built and best performing luxury GT cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Handsome and luxurious, the glamorous cabriolet and its elegant coupe sibling offered impeccable style and luxury paired with previously unheard-of levels of build quality. These two-door variants shared a basic platform and drivetrain with the four-door “Heckflosse” (fin tail) sedans, but offered with a very different styling treatment that traded fins for more rounded and better resolved detailing at the rear. While the sedans had upright styling along with somewhat awkward tail fins that were clearly pandering to the American market, the coupe and cabrio were more modern, more subdued and much more timeless in appearance. The styling of the 280SE 2-door inspired that of the Heckflosse’s replacement, the W108, and the two-door W111 outlasted its befinned four-door counterpart by several years. Mechanically, a wide variety of gasoline and diesel engines were offered. However, since the coupe and cabrio were reserved for the higher classes, choices were limited mainly to six cylinder carbureted and fuel injected petrol engines. Late in production, Mercedes shoehorned their all-aluminum 3.5 liter V8 into the W111 chassis, which transformed the car from an elegant cruiser into one of the most capable and advanced GT cars of the era. The 280SE, particularly in cabriolet form, has become one of the most desirable of all post-war Mercedes this side of the 300SL. They represent the end of the hand-built era and are exceptionally fine cars to drive. Collectors have taken notice and values have risen accordingly in the past several years. This 1969 280SE Cabriolet is a very attractive and well-sorted example that is ideally suited for regular enjoyment or casual show. It is finished in its original and very attractive color combination of DB 903 Blue with a dark blue (744) top and dark blue (245) leather trim. The body is very straight with excellent factory-quality panel fit and lovely glossy paintwork. These cars were exceptionally well engineered and constructed, with Mercedes going so far as to make much of the bright trim in chrome-on-brass. Our car has high quality plating on the grille, window trims, sills and very nice, straight bumpers. The front end features original US-spec headlamps and a pair of factory fog lamps with amber lenses. It rides on correct steel wheels with full, color-keyed wheel covers and correct narrow whitewall tires. Overall it is an absolutely gorgeous yet totally drivable car that has benefitted from plenty of care. The luxurious cabin is certainly one of the highlights of this 280SE cabriolet. Big, comfortable chairs up front offer exceptional comfort, while a rear bench offers plenty of room for at least two additional adults. The dark blue leather upholstery is in good condition, trimmed using correct grain hides and perforated inserts. Front and rear seats, as well as blue carpets present in excellent order and the door panels appear to be very well preserved originals. Beautiful wood trim graces the fascia, upper dash, and A-pillars, all of which have been fully restored to a very high standard. The blue German canvas convertible top is in overall excellent condition, and features a matching blue canvas boot. This car is well equipped with desirable options including air conditioning, power windows, floor shift automatic transmission, and a Becker Mexico AM/FM stereo. The trunk is fitted with the correct rubber floor mat, while the spare wheel, jack and handle are in correct factory locations. There is even a very rare and very cool period Mercedes-Benz accessory cleaning kit found in the trunk. Mercedes-Benz’s legendary 2.8 liter fuel-injected inline six presents in clean, tidy condition in the engine bay. It is the original matching number engine and is well detailed, and while not to concours standards, remains extremely well presented. Importantly, this example is an excellent performer, with the Bosch mechanical fuel injection allowing for easy starts, and flexible performance through the rev range. The engine is smooth, quiet and runs strong with excellent shifts from the automatic transmission. Road manners are outstanding, as one should expect from these beautifully over-engineered cars. These are exceptionally good cars that perform in a way that makes them seem much younger than they are. Strong brakes, excellent steering and a crisp automatic transmission all combine to make the 280SE a surprisingly good all-round touring car that is equally at home tootling around town, top-down cruising on a coastal road, or up on the motorway for a long-distance run. Having the added bonus of a top that goes down, as well as strong collectability in today’s market, this high-quality, matching number 280SE is sure to please its next keeper.
1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet s/n 111027.12.003241 Engine no. 116980.12.002685 Beige with Brown Leather Interior Among the finest luxury cars today, Mercedes-Benz stands as one of the premier innovators in both performance and luxury. Decades of racing achievement and luxury refinement combined in their offerings and matured dramatically as US market growth encouraged new models that further endeared the brand to both new and dedicated customers. Introduced in late 1969 as a prestige model, the V8-powered W111-Series 280SE 3.5 replaced the dated and underpowered inline six. Offered in both coupe and convertible form, the 280SE was immediately appealing to wealthy customers seeking quality workmanship and bespoke accessories in an automobile, but uninterested in the purposeful and expensive 600 series. The last of the truly hand-built Mercedes-Benz cars, the body was restyled with a clean and unified grille, carrying both tradition and freshness to the new look. Under the hood technical advancements included a Bosch fuel-injected, 200bhp overhead-cam V8 with 211 foot-pounds of torque designed to deliver reliable and spirited performance. Period reviews included a notable ch