1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE CABRIOLET Equipped with a 230hp fuel injected V8 with automatic transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, stereo radio, air conditioning and electric windows. Genuine leather interior and polished wood trim help keep up to five passengers comfortable. Only 1,232 of these cars, in convertible form, were sold between 1969 and 1971 with 802 sent to the US. This car was the flagship model in the lineup and at $14,279 in 1971, it was also one of the most expensive. Very clean example finished in Tunis Beige with cognac leather, burl walnut and dark brown softtop. With 58,170 original miles the overall condition is excellent. Partial upgrades since 1987 include paint in the engine bay, exterior, trunk and undercoat. Leather and wood redone and instrument glass cleaned. The air conditioning has been retrofitted to 134a and hoses replaced. Carpets have been replaced, front seat springs rebuilt, new seat belts and seat track. New top system including canvas, seals, mechanical, padding, liner and metal trim. Chrome is new or polished. Brakes, SS exhaust, window tracks, hoses, belts, fluids and shocks redone. Over $40,000 spent on restoration work with receipts. http://www.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/125068/125068_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #701

1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE CABRIOLET

Auction Palm Beach 2012
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 701
Year 1971
Make MERCEDES-BENZ
Model 280SE
Style CABRIOLET
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 11102712001061
Exterior Color TUNIS
Interior Color COGNAC
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 3499CC
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
For sale at auction: Lot #701 - Equipped with a 230hp fuel injected V8 with automatic transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, stereo radio, air conditioning and electric windows. Genuine leather interior and polished wood trim help keep up to five passengers comfortable. Only 1,232 of these cars, in convertible form, were sold between 1969 and 1971 with 802 sent to the US. This car was the flagship model in the lineup and at $14,279 in 1971, it was also one of the most expensive. Very clean example finished in Tunis Beige with cognac leather, burl walnut and dark brown softtop. With 58,170 original miles the overall condition is excellent. Partial upgrades since 1987 include paint in the engine bay, exterior, trunk and undercoat. Leather and wood redone and instrument glass cleaned. The air conditioning has been retrofitted to 134a and hoses replaced. Carpets have been replaced, front seat springs rebuilt, new seat belts and seat track. New top system including canvas, seals, mechanical, padding, liner and metal trim. Chrome is new or polished. Brakes, SS exhaust, window tracks, hoses, belts, fluids and shocks redone. Over $40,000 spent on restoration work with receipts.
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