Lot 275 - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE
|Odometer reading||44,206 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £85,000|
|Result||Sold - £75,040|
- Superb condition throughout
- Good history
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 W108/109 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 fabulous example of this much sought after classic is presented in pristine silver/blue metallic with light beige leather interior. All the wood cappings and facia are in exemplary condition throughout, as are all the leather seats. This model is powered by the smooth three litre straight-six engine which is wonderful on long journeys, coping effortlessly with motorway cruising but is just as at home in the winding country roads. There is a substantial history file presented with this Mercedes-Benz which contains many invoices for work done over the years, accompanying this is the cars original service booklet and a recent MoT test certificate which expires in September 2019. This is one of best examples of this model available on the market today.
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