"Mercedes-Benz produced the 280 SEL 4.5 exclusively for the North American Market. The Paul Bracq designed 280 SEL is powered by the Mercedes 4.5 litre V8 engine with a cast iron block and Bosch D Jetronic injection. This big engine was introduced to the United States in early 1971 to circumvent new federal emissions standards without sacrificing engine output and performance. Driver convenience features include air conditioning, power steering, disc brakes, power windows and central locking.
This handsome Mercedes-Benz was imported into the UK in 2015 from the U.S. She is an impressive car presented in dark green with a tan interior and ample chromework. We are informed by the current vendor that in the history file accompanying this SEL are various items of service history dating from 1975. Also present are two keys and the original service books and manuals. The 4.5 litre V8 engine is mated to an automatic gearbox ensuring a silky smooth drive with brisk performance. With ample legroom and great ergonomics for the driver this 280 SEL is a true luxury car of the period. This rare Mercedes is presented to auction with a V5C registration document and a new MoT test certificate."