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  • Just two owners from new, acquired by the consignor in 1981
  • Built to RHD specifications for the U.K. market
  • Attractive red metallic over black colour scheme
  • Includes its original owners manuals and service booklet

Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Chobham, U.K.

This handsome 280 SE 3.5 Coupé was delivered new by Normand Mayfair Ltd of Park Lane to Anthony Charles Roy Weir, the 3rd Baron Inverforth on 10th February 1972. It remained with him until 1981 when it was sold to its current owner of nearly forty years. During this time, the car’s impeccable service schedule has been maintained as recommended by the factory. Records from the original service booklet show seven visits to the supplying dealer in the first 10 years of its life. Then in 1981, at 43,669 miles, the car was entrusted to Mercedes-Benz specialists Schmitt Automobile Services. A further 19 service stamps are recorded up until 2008 with Schmitt and one from Lymington Motors, also in northwest London, in 2019 at 91,742 miles. At time of cataloging, the odometer reads 91,850 miles.

Finished in Mercedes Red Metallic exterior with black leather interior, the exterior panel fit and chrome work are in fine order and the paintwork retains a lovely even finish. The black interior is in highly original condition and looks (and smells) just right. The woodwork is all very genuine and decently patinated.

Accompanying the car is an extremely rare black Mercedes-Benz history folder from the 1970s, along with all books, manuals, original service booklet and even the Phillips radio guarantee card. This 280 SE Coupe represents a fantastic opportunity for its next custodian and has the benefit of both superb provenance, great service records and just two private owners from new.

Should you want more information on the condition of this lot and or discuss the possibility of an in-situ inspection, please contact our office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or email Britta Buchmann at [email protected] view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf20.

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