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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5
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The Pinnacle Model for Mercedes-Benz in 1971

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Chassis No. 111.027.12.002151
Engine No. 116.980.12.001878

Paint: 396 - Medium Blue Metallic
Upholstery: 245 - Blue Leather and Carpeting

The Pinnacle Model for Mercedes-Benz in 1971
One-Year Production for the U.S. with Just 802 Examples Imported
Powered by its Desirable 3.5-liter V-8 Numbers-Matching Engine
Presented in Original Factory Color Combination
Includes Mercedes-Benz Data-Card and Benefits from Recent Servicing and Detailing
Offered with Books / Manuals, Weather Equipment, Spare Assembly, Tool Roll & Emergency Equipment

For the buyers who were in the market for a convertible in 1971, there was no finer choice in the world than the 280 SE 3.5 cabriolet. It was the fastest, most lavish, and most expensive convertible offered by Mercedes-Benz - arguably the finest automobile manufacturer in the world at the time. In addition to the mechanically advanced and uprated V8 engine, inside the car, passengers are treated to the level of understated elegance that one would expect in a car of this caliber. Burled walnut dashboards and sumptuous leather seating ensured that the passengers not only drove in style, but in utmost comfort. Nineteen seventy-one was the only year that this model was imported into the U.S., with just 802 reported entering the U.S. Mercedes would not build another four-place convertible for over 20 years.

Offered here is a U.S.-delivery 3.5L, column-shifted automatic in cabriolet form. 002151 was completed in July of 1970 wearing Medium Blue Metallic paint with Dark Blue top, over Blue leather appointments and carpeting. A copy of the vehicle's original
Mercedes-Benz DataCard confirms this 280SE was additionally equipped with the following options:

401 - SINGLE SEATS
461 - INSTRUMENT WITH MILEAGE READING AND ENGLISH LETTERING
491 - U.S. VERSION
503 - OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE LEFT
513 - BECKER RADIO EUROPA (STEREO - U.S.A.)
528 - PAINTCOAT PRESERVATION AND PAINT KIT
531 - AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
570 - FOLDING ARMREST FRONT W202/210 STOWAGE BOX FRONT WITH ARMREST
586 - BEHR AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)
595 - HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL-AROUND - DARK BAND ON WINDSCREEN
669 - (666 + 667) 10 LITERS OF FUEL AND MODE OF PACKING VE II
744 - FOLDING TOP FABRIC - 5010 DARK BLUE
818 - UNKNOWN

Within the last decade, the Low-Grill Cabriolet has received a number of cosmetic and mechanical services, freshening and restorative work. Overall, the car presents quite well with very nice finishes, excellent panel fit and impressive road manners. The luxurious cabin features cold air conditioning, power windows and radio, complemented by custom Coco mats across the interior and trunk – paired to a matching top boot cover for open motoring. The leather seating was reupholstered in 2008 and wood refinished by Madera Concepts in 2014, while correct Medium Blue Metallic paint was applied in years past. A set of top latch handles in slip case reside in the glove compartment. All lights, gauges and safety equipment operate as they should, including new ¾ inch Maxxis whitewall tires, wiper blades and Mercedes-Benz battery. The current mileage of 36,000 is believed to be original. Driving this incredibly plush and contemporary car will truly spoil your classic car outlook.

The undercarriage appears very solid, with spot welds visible throughout the vehicle and structural integrity. Both engine and luggage compartments display correct and bright finishes, along with decals, plaques and tags. The Mercedes' original engine 116.980.12.001878 remains in place, as does its 111.027.12.002151 fender / chassis stamping. The rear trunk contains a correct vinyl mat, car cover in custom bag, original tool roll, spare assembly and emergency accessories.

An accompanying file contains the aforementioned DataCard, along with owner's manuals, booklets, air conditioning operations manual and publications on the model. 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolets are among the finest hand-built motorcars of the Mercedes-Benz linage, and a lasting benchmark for high performance grand touring vehicles. For those collectors and enthusiast who demand a high degree of usability, outstanding design and manufacturing excellence, we strongly recommend close attention to this example. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.

Contact one of our sales associates today for competitive pricing!

To learn more about this vehicle, please contact our sales department at (281) 497-1000 or sales@driversource.com

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Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
BLU
Body Style
Doors
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280 SE 3.5
Miles

Interior

Interior Color
BLU
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

Financing Information

Financing info

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Warranty Information

Warranty info

✓ NO WARRANTY AVAILABLE
This Vehicle is Being Sold "As-Is." No extended warranty available for this vehicle.

Shipping Information

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Payment Terms:

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Payment Methods:

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Fees and Taxes:

Additional purchase fees for all retail buyers include: $50 Documentary Fee, $5 E-Tag fee, and Vehicle Inventory Tax of 0.2178% of the sale price (e.g. Sale Price - $10,000 @ 0.002178 = $21.78). All Texas Residents are also subject to a 6.25% Texas Sales Tax and state fees (LICENSE + REGISTRATION, and INSPECTION). Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

 

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Stock
D1963
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