1971 Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (LHD) for sale in London
- Mercedes-Benz’ flagship model and last hand built cabriolet
- Beautiful colour combination of Moss Green complemented by Cognac hide interior
- Highly equipped example with all the most desired options
- Floor change automatic
- Behr Air conditioning
- Electric windows
- Beautifully presented
- Comprehensive history file
An opportunity to acquire one of the last hand built and rare, top of the line Mercedes-Benz V8 Cabriolets.
‘If you feel obligated to ask about the price you not only will never understand the car, you have branded yourself incapable of ever appreciating its virtues even if someone gave you one.’ – Car & Driver on the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5.
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.
The craftsmen at Sindelfingen produced just 1,232 of these 3.5 V8 Cabriolets, making them extremely rare. Both the open and closed versions of the 3.5 were fitted with just about every luxury amenity a buyer could ask for. The most desired few options remaining pertained to factory fitted Behr Air conditioning, electric windows, floor change gearshift as opposed to column, 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.
This beautiful 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet is finished in Moss Green over Tan leather interior with a lovely Dark Brown soft top, it is a truly fabulous combination that presents superbly. It is a highly equipped example with Behr Air-conditioning, power windows and an original Becker radio. The previous owner kept the car to an incredible standard and in recent years treated the car to a mechanical overhaul as well as new Burr Walnut trim.
Accompanying the car is a comprehensive file with numerous invoices detailing works carried out, multiple previous MOT’s and a 280 SE 3,5 owner’s manual.
Our Cabriolet was built for the European market and has spent a part of its life in California before coming to the UK. The car handles and drives beautifully as one would expect with the smooth and powerful 3.5-litre engine, it is a truly fabulous example which turns heads wherever it goes.
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