<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe
Chassis no. 11102612004496

Sold for US$ 92,400 inc. premium
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe
Chassis no. 11102612004496
3.5L OHC V8 Engine
Bosch electronic fuel injection
200 horsepower
4-Speed automatic
4-Wheel independent suspension
4-Wheel disc brakes

*Two-owner Texas car
*Excellent original interior
*Always driven and maintained, including recent comprehensive service
*Owner's manual, tools, and spare tire included
*Maintained as part of modest Mercedes and Jaguar collection


The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 coupe

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 coupe had its foundation in the W111 sedan that was introduced for 1960. Famous for their front and rear crumple zones and patented retractable seatbelts, this mid-range model showed an American styling influence in with its modest fins sprouting from the rear fenders. The coupe version (called 220 SE) was introduced for the 1961 model year, with a convertible following a few months later. This series was upgraded with a new six-cylinder motor as the 250 SE for 1966, then with another engine upgrade for 1968 as the 280 SE coupe. Then, for 1970, the 280 SE was joined by the 280 SE 3.5 with a new OHC V8 – the first eight for this series.

The 3.5 was the last improvement for the series before it was redesigned for 1972. With 200 horsepower, it was capable of hitting 62 mph in 9.5 seconds, which was impressive considering American luxury cars used motors twice the size to get the same performance. Both 280 SE models featured a widened front grille plus other minor detail changes like trim and taillights. The new motor was a success, with 3,270 280 SE 3.5 coupes being built over two model years – quite impressive considering it took four model years to sell 3,797 280 SE coupes.

The Motorcar Offered

This 1971 280 3.5 coupe has had two Texas owners, the most recent keeping it in a modest collection of Mercedes and Jaguars. It is properly driven and maintained, the latter by a Mercedes dealership. Its 102,000 miles purrs due to being well-maintained, including a recent comprehensive service encompassing transmission, exhaust, air conditioning unit, and fluids. Included in the sale are the owner's manual, tools, spare tire, and box full of original parts. Its bronze-brown paint is the original color but has been repainted; the Cognac leather interior is in excellent original condition. As the descendent to the late-model E-Class coupe, this vehicle exhibits the very same class and roadability that the brand is known for, but in a much more classic style.
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<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
<b>1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Two-Door Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 11102612004496
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