Vehicle Description

This 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe in Dark Bronze Metallic over Cognac.

Our 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Sunroof Coupe was sold new in Germany and reportedly remained with the original owner until 1975. The car was acquired by the second owner in 1975 before it was imported to the USA. (Beverly Hills, California)

Designated by the Mercedes factory as a W111 coupe, the '71 3.5 benefited from a comprehensive restoration a few years ago that included a full engine and drivetrain rebuild. Its build sheet, factory tool kit and a clean California title in the seller’s name are provided with the sale.

This Blue-Plate California 3.5 Coupe still retains its European headlamps, tail-lamps and registers in kilometers. Painted in Dark Bronze Metallic Brown over Speckled Cognac. A Behr A/C under dash unit was installed by a dealer in Germany by the second owner, which is a rare and desirable option for a European car. Also equipped with a power sunroof and Becker radio with power antenna yet was ordered with crank windows and not power, which is typical for a European car.   

Power is provided by a 3.5-liter M116 V8, which is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, this car has the high-powered fuel injection system and displays great period confidence with its factory limited-slip differential.

The current caretaker purchased the car in 2014 from the second owner, essentially as you see it today. The service records from Hollywood Mercedes-Benz were misplaced so only the owner’s books and data card are with the car. 

This Mercedes is also accompanied with a period correct and matching spare rim and wheel next to its factory jack. 

Here is an opportunity to purchase and enjoy the hard work of excellent previous ownership and make memories of your own. 


All inspections welcome. We ship worldwide.

Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.

Presented for sale by Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers.

Consignments accepted on and off site.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1245775
  • Price:$78,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Monterey, California
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SE
  • Exterior Color:Dark Bronze Metallic
  • Interior Color:Cognac
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:95604
  • Trim Level:3.5 Coupe
  • VIN:11102612002037
  • Title Status:Clear