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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

61k Miles, A/C, Three Owners, Restored, Beautiful!

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This is one of the most iconic Mercedes of all time. With classic looks and modern car performance and comfort, this 280SE 3.5 Cab ticks all the boxes!

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This is a beautiful US delivery 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet that is thoroughly documented with 61,000 miles and three owners from new.  This Mercedes has been well cared for in every respect, being one of the most coveted models ever produced.  It has been thoroughly restored  and is in gorgeous condition today.  The condition, history, documentation and provenance associated with this example makes this an investment-grade collector car.  This is a complete, numbers matching motorcar and one of only 1,232 produced.

The livery is crisp and elegant in its original White (Paint Code 050), contrasted with the Black Haartz cloth canvas convertible top (Code 9001) and complemented by beautiful chrome that is all in as-new condition.  Barrington Coach Haus set out on a bare metal repaint about 15 years ago, disassembling the car as needed.  As per the factory order, this has the completely painted undercarriage which was also painstakingly repainted during the restoration.  This is documented well with receipts as well as complete photos, as seen in our photo gallery.

The Black Leather (Code 241) has been replaced and looks and smells as-new.  Complimenting the leather is the beautifully refinished and plentiful use of rare Zebra wood.  Importantly, this 3.5 Cabriolet was ordered new with many rare options, including the Behr air conditioning, tinted glass, center console, folding arm rests and power windows.  And of course, it features its original Becker Europa radio with its automatic antenna.  We love the two-tone horn, as well.  The black convertible top looks new and the gray headliner is also in excellent condition.

The original numbers matching engine was fully rebuilt in 2003 by Manfreds Import Autos in Illinois.  It now runs and drive beautifully with approximately 2,000 miles added since the rebuild, and less than 61,000 miles accumulated since new.  The 280SE’s are incredibly tight and nimble, and with such low mileage this is exceptional even for this model.

This 280SE Cabriolet was delivered new on September 4th, 1970 and was purchased new by Rich Schulze of Elmwood Park, Illinois on September 7th, 1970.  Mr. Schulze enjoyed this Cabriolet for three decades underscoring his adoration of this motorcar.  Scott Davis acquired the Cabriolet from Mr. Schulze and had it for the next six years.  The last owner was Ralph Furra from Newport Beach who acquired it in 2006.

This 280SE 3.5 is fully documented with five decades of receipts, service records, the original data card, Protecto Plate, owner’s manuals and numerous photos of the in-depth restoration work performed.  It also comes complete with its tool roll, first aid kit, warning triangle, spare tire, jack and tools.  The inspection confirms that the car has never had rust and that all instruments and accessories function as they should, including the original factory air conditioning.

This Cabriolet is available for inspection in NYC, New York.  The winning bidder has the ability to negotiate a trade toward the purchase of the Mercedes.  For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

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November 15, 2020

Great bidding!! It was pretty close to the reserve. We’ll reach out to you both. Thanks!

EuroHaus
November 15, 2020

$270,000 Bid placed by EuroHaus

John Blacky
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Reserve price Not met!

VIN 111027-12-002419
BODY STYLE Cabriolet
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 61,000
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Black Leather
EXT COLOR White
YEAR 1971
LOCATION NYC, New York
AUCTION STATUS:
SELLER
Location New York
STARTED: November 5, 2020 7:00 am
ENDS: November 15, 2020 2:00 pm
VIEWS 2013
BIDS 15 | Top Bid Ponycar

Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

In 1968, the “New Generation” of upscale Mercedes-Benz models (S-Class) debuted. These carefully refined five-passenger automobiles continued a tradition of handcrafted quality and superior engineering, while their formal styling remains a design benchmark. The Cabriolet’s padded folding top required 16 hours of hand labor to complete, while its chassis featured advanced design and structural reinforcements…
In 1968, the “New Generation” of upscale Mercedes-Benz models (S-Class) debuted. These carefully refined five-passenger automobiles continued a tradition of handcrafted quality and superior engineering, while their formal styling remains a design benchmark. The Cabriolet’s padded folding top required 16 hours of hand labor to complete, while its chassis featured advanced design and structural reinforcements providing immense rigidity and safety. Introduced in 1970, the Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet was identical to the standard 280SE Cabriolet, with the exception of its all-new, powerful and smooth 3.5-liter V-8. Referred to as the ‘engine of tomorrow’ by Mercedes, it produced 230 bhp, featured aluminum-alloy cylinder heads, each with a single overhead camshaft, a cast-iron block, Bosch electronic fuel injection and transistorized ignition. Acceleration was strong at 0 to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds. Only 1,232 3.5-liter V-8 Cabriolets were produced between 1969 and 1971. Apart from Mercedes' top-line 600 series, this car was the company’s flagship model, priced at a heady $14,509 when new.

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