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280 SE 3.5 Cabrio


Year of construction: 1971
Initial registration:
Kilometers: 63.800 km
Recorded capacity: 3.499 cm³
Cylinder: 8 (V)
Engine power: 147 KM/200 PS
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Premium petrol
Previous owners: 3
Doors: 2
Paintwork: silver-metallic
Interior: leather red
Special features: Automatic, electrical window regulator, leather interior, Becker radio

Price: 339.900,-

Differential taxation pursuant to Section 25 of the German Turnover Tax Act (UStG)

The series

Besides the four-door vehicles (‘tail fin’ limousines), the W 111 and W 112 series also encompassed coupés and convertibles with flatter bodies featuring rounded fins that can still only be recognised to a limited extent.

The new Mercedes-Benz 220 SE(b) coupé was presented at the inauguration of the Daimler-Benz Museum in Untertürkheim on 24 February 1961. Coupé and convertible models of the W 111 were initially available with the same mechanics as limousine model 220 SE as a 220 SEb/C. Unlike the previous model, the coupé is based on the unabridged frame-floor system of the relevant limousine and was thus a fully-fledged four-seater. The coupé and limousine also have numerous stylistic similarities, but not a single component of the four-seater could be used for the coupé or convertible. Four times as many parts were made by hand for coupés and convertibles than for the limousine. These C models were the last to be largely manufactured by hand, which is why the price of the coupés and convertibles was almost double that of the limousines. Some small modifications were also made to the interior. The previously veneered valve body was covered with leather. The W 111 was given another facelift in 1969 with the introduction of the 3.5-litre V8 engine with 200 HP; the front section was given a flatter bonnet and a lower radiator grille. From then on, the models were distinguished by the (unofficial) designations ‘high radiator’ and ‘flat radiator’. The 280 SE 3.5 convertible with its eight-cylinder M116 engine is a much sought-after vehicle in this series.