Lot 211 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Saloon
|Odometer reading||23,610 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
The first 'S-class' Mercedes-Benz arrived in 1968 in the form of the 280S and 280SE which were large comfortable sports saloons offering powerful touring capabilities and luxurious interiors with space to seat five occupants. Known as W108/109 models, they were constructed on a 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 280SE to the model range.
This Mercedes-Benz 280 is powered by the very robust 2778cc straight-six engine, mated to an automatic gearbox. Originally registered in South Africa, the vendor brought it to the U.K. in February 2015 and is only selling her due to lack of suitable garage space. Our inspection confirmed this 280 to be a sound example with no signs of corrosion and appearing to be in good condition mechanically. It is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 5th March 2017, together with the original service books. Finished in cream with stunning oxblood leather interior, this a solid, perfectly useable example of an increasingly rare classic Mercedes-Benz 280 saloon.