Lot 184 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet (3.5 Litre)
|Odometer reading||23,458 miles|
|Estimate||£220,000 - £250,000|
- Delightful colour combination
- Outstanding condition
Publicly displayed for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1967, the car quite rightly caused a sensation. For buyers that were in the market for a convertible there was no finer choice than the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, it was the fastest, most lavish and most expensive convertible offered by Mercedes-Benz. For those who appreciate the finest things in life, this car more than lived up to those expectations. A silky smooth ride was courtesy of a delightful V8 engine that was manufactured using a cast-iron block and aluminium cylinder heads, each equipped with a single overhead camshaft. Capable of reaching speeds around 125mph and 0-60mph in less than ten seconds, performance is best described as brisk. Inside the car, passengers are treated to the level of understated elegance that one would expect in a car of this calibre and financial investment. Burled walnut dashboards and sumptuous leather seating ensured that the passengers not only drove in style, but in utmost comfort. Equipped with automatic transmission, air conditioning, electric windows and a radio were all standard fitment.
This delightful 280 SE cabriolet is finished in a stunning colour combination of metallic Ice Blue with matching blue leather trim and blue hood. The condition of this Mercedes-Benz can only be described as exceptional. The coachwork is unblemished as is the interior and the real ‘pièce de résistance’ is the chromework of which there is a plentiful supply on this car. This is an ideal, everyday classic that the new owner will want to drive every time the sun comes out. In the boot, a tool roll with a set of tools can be found. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 29th May 2020, this 3.5 litre, 280 SE Cabriolet is the perfect example for the discerning collector.
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