1971 Mercedes-Benz W111/112

280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Mileage 
    57 200 mi / 92 055 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This particular 1971 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet enjoyed long-term enthusiast ownership for the last 30 years. It was owned by an East Coast collector for the past two decades, and before that, it was located on the West Coast with a collector for 10 years. This example is presented in wonderful condition after undergoing a no-expense-spared restoration to show quality by Road Scholars, of North Carolina.
During the restoration, the engine was removed, the car was stripped to bare metal, and it received new paintwork, chrome, a new exhaust, and a new convertible top. The interior was completely reupholstered, and the car was fully detailed throughout, including the undercarriage and the engine bay. Finished in dark blue over a tobacco leather interior and currently showing 57,200 miles.
When new, the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet was considered by many to be the finest automobile in the world. Today, that belief remains true for many Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Its design is truly timeless and exhibits class and character all its own. This example would be the perfect acquisition for the individual looking for a sophisticated automobile that will never go out of style.