Lot 50

2017   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2017

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

SOLD $101,750


$120,000 - $140,000| Without Reserve


Car Highlights

Elegant 3.5 Coupe in Desirable Colors
Highly Optioned, Including Floor-Shift, Fog Lamps, and Sunroof
Documented Service History
Desirable European-Specification Example
Attractive Example of One of the World’s Finest Four-Passenger GTs

Technical Specs

3,499 CC SOHC V-8 Engine
Bosch D-Jetronic Electronic Fuel Injection
230 BHP at 5,800 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Coil-Spring Suspension
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Like the 300 SL, the Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe was exquisitely crafted and engineered. Sporting gorgeous styling and a distinctive roofline highlighted by curved rear glass, the 280 SE was the final word in understated sophistication. Presenting in its original color of Silver Gray Metallic (DB 180), this is a well- optioned example that makes a highly attractive presentation.

The W111 range debuted in 1959, featuring unibody construction. In 1969, the alloy M116 V-8 engine became available, delivering 230 bhp. The consignor says the car was ordered new by a Mercedes-Benz executive in Germany, and according to its factory records, it was specified with a sunroof, fog lamps, and a floor shift. In 1979, this 280 SE moved on to an owner in Japan. Carrying the registration 33-4491 and based in the Tokyo area, documentation shows the 280 SE was being used and cared for, with servicing done by Mercedes-Benz authorized agents.

Recently brought to the US, this 280 SE Coupe remains a wonderful example today, retaining its gorgeous European-specification headlights. Its stunning woodgrain dash was recently refurbished. Accompanied by a copy of its factory data card, this Coupe represents a compelling opportunity to acquire one of Stuttgart’s most elegant models.