This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE is finished in Black (040) over Beige MB-Tex and shows 65k miles on the odometer. Power is provided by a 2.8-liter M130 inline-six mated to a four-speed floor shift automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes central locking, power windows, and air conditioning. Service records dating back to 2015 accompany the car and show thorough servicing including a transmission service, brake service, various seals and gaskets, ignition, and air conditioning. This 280SE is now offered for sale by the selling dealer on consignment from the current owner with manufacturer's literature, service manuals, an original Becker radio, a full-size spare, recent service records, and a clean Georgia title.
The exterior is finished in Black (040) with chrome trim lining the front and rear bumpers, beltline and windows. The body was reportedly repainted in the early 2000’s in the original Black paint. Some cracking and crazing can be seen across horizontal surfaces of the paint. The brightwork shows well without damage and the exhaust tips show surface rust. The glass is heat-insulating and has an electrically-heated rear pane.
The 14” steel wheels wear Uniroyal tires measuring 205/75 on all four corners with date codes from 2015. The wheels are fitted with chrome hub caps with body color centers and show some signs of wear and fading. The seller reports that new shocks were installed in 2015.
The cabin is upholstered in Beige MB-Tex and features wood veneer throughout. Under the right side of the windscreen the veneer shows cracking and warping with detailed photos shown in the gallery. Interior features include central locking, power windows, a Becker Europa II radio and automatic climate control with functioning air conditioning. The seating surfaces show well and are accented by black carpet, beige door cards, and a beige headliner.
VDO instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer which sits alongside gauges for fuel level as well as coolant and oil temperature with an analog clock mounted in the center. The analog odometer currently reads 65k miles with approximately 15k miles being added by the current owner.
Power is provided by a 2.8-liter M130 in line-six which is factory rated at 180 horsepower and 193 lb-ft of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. More than $15,000 has been spent on servicing and maintaining this example since 2015 with records showing thorough engine and gasket servicing, transmission servicing, ignition and fuel services and rebuilds, various bushing, suspension, and mounts, and A/C service. The records are shown in the gallery below.
This 280SE is now offered for sale by the selling dealer on consignment from the current owner with manufacturer's literature, service manuals, an original Becker radio, a full-size spare, recent service records, and a clean Georgia title.
The winning bidder will receive an email with the quote and option to proceed with shipping.
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