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1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

Lot 68 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)

Estimate
£3,000 - £4,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: AYR 27T
Chassis No: 11602420126767
Mot Expiry: Jan 2016

- Believed to have been a special order for the Vietnamese embassy in London

- Rare manual transmission and 114,467 recorded miles

- Offered with history file and MoT'd into January 2016

The W116-series of flagship models was manufactured from 1972 to 1979 and the first to be officially christened S-Class. It incorporated a number of innovations including: four-wheel anti-lock brakes; ultra-rigid passenger cell for added protection of the occupants, deformable switches; fuel tank sited above the rear axle for increased rear-end crash safety. The 280SE variant was powered by a fuel-injected straight-six engine of 2746cc that boasted an output of 182bhp.

This very tidy example of the much-vaunted Mercedes-Benz W116-series is thought to have been a special order for the Vietnamese embassy in London and retains its flag holder in the front wing. It is a rare manual transmission model finished in Black and trimmed in Beige. The vendor informs us that 'AYR 27T' 'is a good solid specimen which benefits from a new rear exhaust, replacements front and rear bumpers. In the vendors opinion this vehicle is a very usable premium classic. It is being sold complete with CD player and history file comprising of a collection of old MoT's, invoices and a previous keeper's mileage log. The indicated mileage currently stands at an unwarranted 114,467 with 'AYR 27T' being offered with an MOT valid into January 2016.

 

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