1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Coachwork by Sindelfingen  Chassis no. 111027-12-004053

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Lot 64
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Chassis no. 111027-12-004053

€ 70,000 - 75,000
US$ 82,000 - 88,000
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Chassis no. 111027-12-004053
Mercedes-Benz's 3.5-litre V8 engine debuted in the 280SE Coupé/Cabriolet and 300SEL saloon in 1969. An over-square design featuring a cast-iron block and aluminium-alloy cylinder heads, each equipped with a single overhead camshaft, the all-new power unit produced 200bhp courtesy of Bosch electronic fuel injection and transistorised ignition. Thus equipped, the Coupé/Cabriolet was good for 200km/h, with 100km/h reachable in 9.5 seconds, a substantial improvement on the six-cylinder version's figures. Although the SEL saloon used the 'New Generation' bodyshell, the Coupé/Cabriolet kept the elegant coachwork which had debuted back in 1959 on the 220SE and, as befitted top-of-the-range luxury models, came equipped with automatic transmission, air conditioning, electric windows and stereo radio as standard. Sadly, the 280SE 3.5 was to be the final model to feature this long-established body style, and today these last-of-the-line classics are much sought after.

Original and un-restored, this left-hand drive 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet has been in the present Dutch owner's possession for the past 10-15 years and is believed to have had just three owners from new. The car is finished in green with tan leather interior - original and in good condition - matching carpets and black hood. Features include alloy wheels and Becker 'Grand Prix' radio. The odometer displays a total of 84,566 kilometres. Offered with Netherlands registration papers, this is a lovely example of one of the most desirable Mercedes-Benz models of the post-war era.



Seit ca. 15 Jahren in gleicher Hand, wird dieses unrestaurierte Mercedes Cabriolet, mit der begehrten 3,5 Liter V-8 Maschine, im Originalzustand angeboten. Mit unseres Wissens lediglich zwei Vorbesitzern, wird der grün lackierte Wagen mit beigem Lederinterieur und passenden Teppichen sowie schwarzem Dach angeboten. Zur Ausstattung gehören ausser Alu-Felgen auch ein Becker Grand Prix Radio. Die Tachometeranzeige dieses mit Niederländischen Fahrzeugpapieren gelieferte Exemplar beträgt 84,556km. Dieses elegante 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet gehört zu den begehrtesten Mercedes-Benz-Modellen der Nachkriegszeit.
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