• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    20 800 mi / 33 475 km
  • Car type 
  • Reference number 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    180G SILVER
  • Number of doors 
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Fuel type 


Our example, being one of only 68 RHD Examples, is excruciatingly rare and features electric windows, sundym glass, full hide interior, power steering, power brakes, the original Becker stereo & radio, and highly desirable floor-shift automatic gearbox - far nicer than the column controlled shift more common at the time.Being one of the rarest of the coach built Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets, many astute collectors feel the 280 SE 3.5 is one of the best looking and most collectible cars of the era. A very usable classic car, in absolutely pristine condition.This Example has been maintained thoroughly throughout its life, documented very well back through its history with service invoices, various MOTs and tax discs dating back to the early 80s. All recent major works have been carried out by Grahame Hunt and is presented in fantastic condition both mechanically cosmetically.This reliability stands to reason really for the engineers in Mercedes created a new power unit which enjoyed an over-square combustion chamber, providing more of the useful torque and ability to spin freely up to the redline of 6.500rpm. They also chose aluminium alloy cylinder heads and Bosch electronic fuel injection, as well as transistorised ignition so she was 'top of the pops' technology giving more than ample mid range torque, making for super overtaking performance.

Tom Hartley
159 Moira Road Overseal
DE12 6JD
United Kingdom