Spectacular restored condition
Desirable European delivery example
Shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
Rare 280SE Cabriolet
One of only 1,390 built
Numbers matching engine and automatic gearbox
Stunning factory correct color combination
Well-furnished and highly optioned including:
Kuhlmeister Factory Air Conditioning
Front Middle Seat Adapter
Becker Europa AM/FM Radio
Left Hand Rear View Mirror
Heat Insulated Glass
Documentation includes owner’s manual, German tourist delivery insurance card, tools, jack, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and more!
One of the best examples on the market!
A collector’s dream!
The magnificent 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet featured here is finished in its stunning factory correct color combination of Anthracite Grey over a gorgeous black leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. This wonderful example hails from the first production year of the 280SE Cabriolet and was an original German tourist delivery for a couple living in the Hamptons. More recently, this 280SE was the subject of a sympathetic restoration that included a complete refinish of the paint and body as well as fresh woodwork. With stunning factory colors, a matching numbers engine and transmission as well as some rare options (including folding front armrests), this 280SE Cabriolet is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are extremely proud to offer this wonderful 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates this legendary German marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome! Financing available. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE 1968 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE CABRIOLET
Mercedes-Benz’s elegant Paul Bracq-designed W111 made its debut in 1959 and was produced, in its many variations, through 1971. Among the most desirable variations were the two-door models—the 280 SE Cabriolet and Coupe—which were expensive, virtually hand-built automobiles in the great tradition of German craftsmanship. The acres of wood trim throughout the interior were all genuine solid hardwood, accented by the gentle use of brightwork; the leather upholstery was thick and comfortable; and both the ride quality and handling were (and continue to be) superb. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these cars rapidly became favorites of international socialites and celebrities, and they were frequently seen cruising in all of the world’s most posh destinations. Just less than 1,400 280SE Cabriolets were assembled from 1968-1971. Their rarity, performance, handling, craftsmanship are all blended perfectly into a design that has become iconic. It is no wonder why the 280SE has become one of the most recognized classic Mercedes-Benz models sought after by collectors today.
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