• Baujahr 
  • Kilometerstand 
    67 277 km / 41 804 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Referenznummer 
  • Lenkung 
    Lenkung links
  • Zustand 
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Dark Green
  • Markenfarbe innen 
  • Anzahl der Türen 
  • Zahl der Sitze 
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
  • Getriebe 
  • Leistung 
    230 BHP / 234 PS / 172 kW
  • Antrieb 
  • Kraftstoff 


Transmission: 4 gears, Automatic
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Number of cylinders: 8
Engine capacity: 3.500 cc

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet 1970

First registration in 1970
Delivered new in Connecticut, USA
Chassis no. 11102712001022
Mercedes-Benz's flagship model
V8 - 3.5L - 230 Hp
Open top 4-seat summer cruising
Stunning dark green with cognac interior
In Sweden since 1991
4-Speed automatic
Restoring in the 2010s


'Exclusive' is a much bandied-about word in the classic car world, but it is a most apt description of the Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5.

Why? Because at $13,500 in 1970 its price was not only $3,500 more than that of the equivalent Mercedes-Benz sedan but also more than double that of a Cadillac Deville Coupé!

The ultra-luxurious 280 SE Coupé/Cabriolet and 300 SEL saloon were the models chosen by Mercedes-Benz to launch its magnificent new 3.5-litre V8 engine in September 1969.

An over-square design featuring a cast-iron block and aluminium-alloy cylinder heads, each equipped with a single overhead camshaft, this all-new, state-of-the-art

power unit produced 200bhp courtesy of Bosch electronic fuel injection and transistorised ignition.


The new V8 engine had particularly smooth running characteristics and endowed the 280 SEs with performance superior to that of many out-and-out sports cars.

Thus equipped, the Coupé/Cabriolet was good for 200km/h with 97km/h reachable in 9.5 seconds, a substantial improvement on the six-cylinder version's figures.

As befitted top-of-the-range luxury models, the 280 SE 3.5 Coupé and Cabriolet came equipped with automatic transmission, power windows, and a stereo radio as standard.

Significantly, the 280 SE 3.5 was to be the final model featuring this long-established and much-admired body style.

It was truly Mercedes-Benz's flagship model, representing status, luxury, and reliability.

Today these last-of-the-line classics are highly sought after by discerning Mercedes-Benz collectors.


Sold new to Connecticut, USA, this desirable 'floor shift' 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet was delivered new in a lovely shade of dark green and had only owner in the USA up to 1991.

In that year the Mercedes moved to Sweden where it was kept by one owner until 1998. The car was then sold to another owner in Sweden where it remained until 2010.

At around that time the Mercedes was restored and converted to EU specification.

The works included overhauling the engine and gearbox, re-trimming the leather interior, and installing a new soft-top.


In 2010 the car was sold to the next custodian, still in Sweden, who kept it until recently.

He carried out a complete respray in the original colour and had the car serviced regularly.

Only driven approximately 7,000 kilometres since its arrival in Sweden in 1991, this well-maintained car is ready to be used.

A rare and powerful four-seat open tourer, in a delightful colour scheme, this top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet is offered with Swedish registration documents.


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