Wed, 29th Jul 2015 13:15

The Pavilion Gardens

  Lot 92

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Saloon

Sold for £7,200

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: HNP866J
Chassis No: 108.05722.005586
Mot Expiry: Dec 2015

- Extensively restored between 1990 and 1997 but bills retained

- MB Tex Tan upholstery, auto, elec sunroof / windows, lots of history

- Said to be in 'good overall' order, dealer's workshop manual, MOT'd till Dec

Further Info:

Among the fastest, most luxurious saloons of its generation, the four-door Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 was introduced at the 1970 Amsterdam Motor Show. The work of Paul Bracq, its elegant, understated lines were shared with the rest of the W108 range but gave little clue as to the newcomer's reputed 125mph potential. Based around a beautifully engineered monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent suspension (double-wishbone front / swing-axle rear), power-assisted recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes, the model was powered by a freshly developed 3499cc SOHC V8 engine allied to four-speed automatic transmission. Credited with developing some 200bhp and 211lbft, the all-alloy powerplant was feted for its flexibility, refinement and punch. Only in production between July 1970 and September 1972, the 280SE 3.5 is notable as one of the last Mercedes' saloons to be handbuilt.

Reportedly boasting ownership records back to 1979 and maintenance records back to 1999, 'HNP 866J' is further understood to have been extensively restored between 1990 and 1997 (though, its then keeper has retained all the relevant bills). Finished in Mittelblau Blue with Brown MB Tex upholstery, the 280SE 3.5 Saloon is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition with regard to its 3499cc V8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, electrical equipment, bodywork and paintwork, while he rates the interior trim as 'excellent'. Offered for sale with the aforementioned history file, dealer's workshop manual and MOT certificate valid until December 20th 2015.

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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