Lot 276 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Fixedhead Coupé (3.5 litre)
|Odometer reading||78,791 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £47,376|
The first 'S-class' Mercedes-Benz arrived in 1968 in the form of the 280 S and 280 SE which were large comfortable sports saloons offering powerful touring capabilities and luxurious interiors with space to seat five occupants. Known as W 108/109 models, they were constructed on 108" wheelbase and the new S-Class saloons were much heavier than earlier models. The styling was updated using a thoroughly modern design featuring the attractive stacked layout of the headlights which was popular during the period. Although the 280 was usually powered by a 2.8 litre straight six engine, Mercedes-Benz added a V8 engined 280 SE to the model range with both automatic and manual transmission and power steering. These saloons were well equipped and extremely powerful. The 280 SE, 3.5 would reach a top-speed of 125mph and offered effortless high-speed cruising mated with supple ride comfort. Between 1971 and 1972 Mercedes-Benz produced 11,309 examples and they have always been popular with collectors and enthusiasts alike.
This elegant touring Mercedes-Benz represents one of just 68 righthand drive examples and, as such, is hugely collectable. It also benefits from electric windows and power steering with its day to day upkeep looked after by Mercedes-Benz specialist, Steve Redfearn. Indeed under his expert eye, it underwent a seating re-trim, fresh carpets and some renovation of the wooden elements of the interior. Looking through the history file, there are receipts from Steve Redfearn, Nigel Cooper, Broome Brothers and Allhoods totalling a staggering £90,000 with £25,000 of that spent in the last 12 months. Overall, the condition is best described as excellent in every respect and an inspection in person is highly recommended.
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