Throughout the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz manufactured some of the most exclusive and luxurious machines to grace European roads, building a reputation for supreme quality that persists today. A standout among these exemplary models were the saloons, coupés, and convertibles of the W111 series—hand-built masterpieces of engineering that exude quality from every screw, veneer, and hide.
The top-of-the-line 280 SE 3.5 Coupe features the first engine over 3.0-liters in a post-war Mercedes-Benz coupe, a fitting last hurrah for the W111 chassis in its final years of production from 1969 through 1971. Wrapped in a pillarless Paul Bracq design that remains stunning today, the 280SE 3.5 was rated at 200 horsepower and 231 pound-feet of torque when new, with impressive features like Bosch electronic fuel injection, a four-speed automatic transmission, limited-slip differential, and leather interior with wood accents. Car and Driver’s 1970 review found the 280SE 3.5 “astonishingly agile,” representative of Mercedes’ commitment to “excellence for its own sake.”
The magnificent Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 sunroof coupe featured here is finished in gorgeous factory dark blue over the deep red leather interior. This exquisite motorcar was reported to have been restored in Leesburg Germany by the factory Mercedes-Benz classic center; the level restoration is simply incredible and is undoubtedly one of the finest examples to come to market in years. This investment-grade Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 sunroof coupe is fitted with gorgeous factory Zebrano would work as well as a desirable floor-mounted shifter and is presented in one of the most desirable and rare factory color combinations. This stunning motorcar would be a great addition to any premier Mercedes-Benz collection. I personally believe the investment potential of this iconic hand-built motorcar will grow beyond your imagination. This spectacular is being offered to the most demanding collector investor or enthusiast who desires to own one of the very best.