We are very pleased to offer a beautiful "low-grille“ Mercedes 280 SE convertible for sale.
It is a factory convertible with original engine and transmission in the correct color combination white/light red as delivered. A total of only 1,390 280 SE convertibles were produced. Out of this, the so-called "low grille“ version built after September 1969 was produced only a few hundred times. This model is the most sought after W111 convertible alongside the 3.5.
The car was delivered on March 19, 1970 to the first owner Mott P. Blair from Silver City, North Carolina / USA. All original books, data cards and even the small metal badge with information about the first owner and the vehicle are present. Blair, a well-known surgeon, kept the car until the early 80s, before selling it to a personal friend, Alvin Barrie Bergman from Chapel Hill, also North Carolina. Since this time all original invoices for the regular maintenance and restoration work are on file. Bergman kept the car for 15 years and subsequently, the 280 SE had four further documented American owners, before it was acquired by the current owner in 2013 and imported to Germany.
It is a very well-maintained low grille convertible in outstanding condition. The car drives excellent and the original Behr air conditioning works as it should. Thanks to the factory-fitted center seat, this convertible can be driven with six people.
The 280 SE was delivered from the factory in the following specification:
243 leather light red
401 individual seats
421 automatic transmission, steering wheel gearshift
422 DB power steering
461 instrument with miles / “Instruments with English labeling”
491 USA version
503 side mirror on the left
515 Becker radio Europa MW / USW - USA
524 paint preservation
540 middle seat
551 Ivory-colored steering wheel
587 folding armrest, front
595 Heat-insulating glass all around, front window colored
641 5 whitewall tires
236 power windows
306 air conditioning
742 soft top fabric 7016 light gray
We are happy to show the car in Munich upon appointment.
Please contact us for further information.