- Extensively restored between 1990 and 1997 but bills retained - MB Tex Tan upholstery, auto, elec sunroof / windows, lots of history - Said to be in 'good overall' order, dealer's workshop manual, MOT'd till Dec Further Info: Among the fastest, most luxurious saloons of its generation, the four-door Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 was introduced at the 1970 Amsterdam Motor Show. The work of Paul Bracq, its elegant, understated lines were shared with the rest of the W108 range but gave little clue as to the newcomer's reputed 125mph potential. Based around a beautifully engineered monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent suspension (double-wishbone front / swing-axle rear), power-assisted recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes, the model was powered by a freshly developed 3499cc SOHC V8 engine allied to four-speed automatic transmission. Credited with developing some 200bhp and 211lbft, the all-alloy powerplant was feted for its flexibility, refinement and punch. Only in production between July 1970 and September 1972, the 280SE 3.5 is notable as one of the last Mercedes' saloons to be handbuilt. Reportedly boasting ownership records back to 1979 and mainten
1971 mercedes benz 280 se 3500cc saloon blue 4-door 4-speed alloy-wheels manual restored sunroof v8 german petrol
The Motor House, Lyncastle Road
Warrington, WA4 4SN, Cheshire
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