<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385

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Lot 533
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan

Sold for US$ 4,480 inc. premium
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan
Chassis no. 108018-12-037385

2,778cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
160bhp at 5,200 rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Believed to be in largely original condition
*Immensely usable vintage Mercedes
*Smart and useful Mercedes-Benz in timeless design


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE

Publicly displayed for the first time at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1967, Mercedes-Benz's fifteen 'New Generation' models went on sale the following January. But although the fuel-injected 280SE saloon shared its bodywork with the 'New Generation' 280S, the 280SE Coupe and Cabriolet retained the elegant looks of the outgoing 250SE that had debuted back in 1959 on the 220SE; the 2,778cc overhead-camshaft six-cylinder Type M130 engine though, was all new. In fuel-injected 'SE' form the M130 produced 160bhp at 5,500rpm, an output sufficient to propel the manual transmission model to 118mph, with the automatic not far behind.

Just as important in an age when automobile induced atmospheric pollution was becoming a hot political issue, was the fact that the M130 brought with it improved fuel economy and more efficient control of emissions.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

While the earlier history of this Mercedes cannot be confirmed other than the fact the car was delivered new to the United States, the data tag found under the hood confirms that the car was delivered as new in its Dark Olive-Green paint with an AM/FM Becker radio. Both of which are still present which lends to the idea this 280SE is found today in original condition. Furthermore, the leather, wood, and trimmings show in good order and it is evident the car was sympathetically taken care of over the years. The exterior, particularly the paint shows some age, but given the car has been sitting for some time, it is still very presentable.

The W108 Mercedes makes for a fine vintage automobile. They feature many modern creature comforts and possess good road manners making them endlessly usable.
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<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108018-12-037385
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