Dutton Garage is proud to offer this very rare Mercedes 280 SE 3.5l V8. This NZ new example is i'm original condition. For any further information, please contact us at any time
Mercedes-Benz’ flagship model and their last hand built automobile Beautiful colour combination of Ice Blue Metallic over Deep Blue hide Highly equipped example with all the desirable options Air Conditioned Floor Change Automatic Electric Windows Original Becker radio Burr Walnut woodwork Introduced in late 1969 as a prestige model to supplant the somewhat underpowered six-cylinder 280SE, the V8-powered, W111-Series 280SE 3.5 in both coupe and convertible form was of immediate appeal to wealthy customers who were accustomed to having the best quality and workmanship available in an automobile, but didn’t need or desire the next step up, the over-the-top 600. The hand-built body of the new model was slightly restyled, with a cleaner and flatter nose and radiator shell, but was still quite conservative. Beneath the wide hood there now rested a Bosch fuel-injected, 200bhp overhead-cam 3.5 Litre V8 with 211 foot-pounds of torque designed to deliver excellent performance. One reviewer referred to it as having a “hot-rod”- like persona with a lovely exhaust snarl – while meeting ever-more strict emissions laws in the US, the company’s most vital market. Fitted with a compact but sturdy V8 that was capable of moving this big 4/5-seater to 100 kilometres per hour in under 10 seconds, and offered a top speed in excess of 200km/h, a substantial improvement on the six-cylinder version’s figures. Large vacuum-assisted disc brakes at each corner allowed the driver to slow with ease, and handling was described as very comfortable, thanks to its coil-sprung independent suspension. The craftsmen at Sindelfingen produced just 1,232 of these 3.5 V8 Cabriolets, making them extremely rare, even rarer than the famous Gullwing! Both the open and closed versions of the 3.5 were offered with an option list just about every luxury amenity a buyer could ask for. Our car was specified with all the most desirable items. The few choices remaining pertained to paint and interior trim colours and which model of Becker stereo system was desired. It all added up to an impressively costly automobile. Significantly, the 280SE 3.5 was to be the final model to feature this long-established and much admired body style, and today these last-of-the-line classics are highly sought after by discerning Mercedes-Benz collectors worldwide. Our beautiful 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet is finished in the stunning combination of Ice Blue metallic with a deep Blue hide interior. Complementing Burr Walnut woodwork wraps around the front cabin giving an instant feeling of luxury and fine craftsmanship. A continuation of Blue leather around the rest of the cabin only amplifies the exquisite nature of this motorcar; the colour combination is one of the finest we’ve seen. This Cabriolet was completed at the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz factory in 1971 with numerous desirable options destined for the US market. Equipped with the floor change automatic gearbox, Behr air-conditioning, power windows and factory fog lights, it makes for a superb car both inside and out. The standard of the car continues to the exterior which is finished in a stunning combination of Ice Blue metallic with contrasting Blue convertible soft-top. Looking fabulous both up and down, the roof functions manually and correctly. There are no scuffs or rips in the material and there are no creases and cracks in the delicate rear window. Complete with the car is the hood-cover, which fits well and completes the open-top touring look. The chrome that surrounds the car is in fine condition and is a pinnacle element to this rare model of Mercedes. Driving this motorcar is at the top of enthusiasts and collectors ‘bucket list’, not just for its elegant styling, but also mainly because of its 3.5 V8 engine, a very sophisticated design and construction. As one knows from a Mercedes-Benz, the quality of the car is in another league, and this flagship model is known for its luxury, whilst maintaining very respectable performance figures. Driving our car is a pleasure, to engaging into ‘drive’ is seamless using the floor shift control, and the car pulls away smoothly. Running through the gears beautifully, it again fits into that ultimate open-touring driving experience. Although not encouraged, a quick 9 seconds should take you to 60mph, sufficient for the Mercedes connoisseur. Complete with the original owners manual, service book and cloth tool roll our car really is the perfect example for any careful but enthusiastic driver/collector. For more information, please contact us at any time.
We are proud to present this extremely rare opportunity to own this Mercedez 280SE 3.5 V8 Coupe. For more information on this vehicle or our warranty and finance options, please contact us directly. Thank you for taking the time to review our stunning hand picked vehicle. -Our Christchurch showroom is open 8:30am-5:30 Monday to Saturday -Nationwide Delivery- Dutton Garage is committed to a smooth change over, with airport collections and delivery nationwide.
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 1,390 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.
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Low Grille Coupe in its factory colors of Light Ivory (670) with Cognac Leather (250) interior. 86,410 miles. 6 cylinder, A/C, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows. Sold new by Lloyd Pearson MBZ in Pasadena CA and serviced by them for 25 years with 17 stamps in the service book. Last owner (who appears to be the 2nd owner) had it since 1997. Very honest and correct car. Not hit or rusty. Original and correct colors and numbers. Engine number (032316) matches data card - see below. Very good body with excellent older paint. There's a couple of marks (shown). Interior has just been done by us at great expense! All new correct Cognac leather front and rear seats. All new door panels, dash completely redone with new leather and refurbished wood. New wool carpets. Mechanically strong and a pleasure to drive. Lots of power, smooth shifting, great steering and brakes. Already a rare, one year only model, this is in exceptional condition. Comes with its original books and data cards. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag In
--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
sold new in france, 4 electric windows, automatic gear box.wonderful conditions.run very well http://www.alfavintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170406_164006.mp4 http://www.alfavintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170406_163947.mp4
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
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