For Sale: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE in Miami, Florida

Vehicle Description


This 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE is 1 of just 3,270 examples built and is powered by a fuel-injected 3.5L V8 engine that sends power to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. The car is finished in blue with a beige leather interior. Amenities on this luxury coupe include a Becker radio, analog clock, sunroof, air conditioning, and wood-trimmed dash. This example shows 52,437 miles on the five-digit odometer; however, it is not known if the mileage is actual; therefore, the total mileage is unknown. The car is one of many in a large collection that is currently being sold in Miami, Florida. 

A third party photographed and inspected this vehicle to document its condition. The results show a well-kept 280 SE that is in good condition considering its age. The re-sprayed blue paint shows deep along a smooth body with no flaws. It is believed that the car was previously a shade of gold. The brightwork also shows well but has a couple of scratches on the front grille and driver’s side door trim. Both are noted in the inspection report. The report also notes a crack in the driver’s side headlight and the passenger’s rear taillight. The car’s interior is in great condition, with no tears in the seats. The two-spoke ivory-colored steering wheel frames twin VDO round gauges that look in good condition with no fogging in the glass. The wood-trimmed dash shows no cracks, and all other interior features, including A/C, work as designed. The 3.5 liter V8 can be seen running smoothly in the inspection video. The tires are also in good condition, with plenty of tread left on them. The car comes with one key. 

This Mercedes 280 SE is being sold through a CLASSIC.COM Pro and is located in Miami, Florida.

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About the model

The top variant for the W111 Coupe was the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe. Introduced for the 1970 model year, the 280 SE 3.5 was Mercedes' top-of-the-line coupe during its production years. Fitted with Mercedes' M116 3.5L V8 engine, these coupes featured design tweaks, including a broader and lower front grill, leading to these cars being known as 'flachkühler,' meaning flat radiator. Built until 1971, only 3,270 examples of the 280SE 3.5 Coupe were produced.


Features and Specs

  • VIN: 11102610000647
  • 52,437 miles (TMU)
  • 3.5L V8 engine
  • 4-Speed manual transmission
  • Bosch fuel injection
  • Beige leather upholstery
  • VDO gauges
  • Analog clock
  • Manual windows
  • Sunroof
  • Becker radio
  • A/C

Known Modifications

  • None

Service History

  • Repainted blue, previously a gold color
  • 2020- Service to brakes and other mechanical components totaling $4,500
  • 2022- Ceramic Gold package applied to the body
  • Receipt totaling $15,000 for maintenance

Ownership History

  • None

Known issues

  • Crack in the left front headlight
  • Minor dent and scratch on the grille
  • Light scratching and pitting on the driver’s side door trim
  • The right rear tail light is cracked

Due Diligence

  • Third-party inspection
  • Third-party photos
  • Service receipts on request

Included in the sale

  • One Key

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
  • Listing ID: CC-1823770
  • Price: $146,500
  • Location:Miami, Florida
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SE
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:52437
  • VIN:11102610000647
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
Listed By:
6897 NE 4th Ave.
Miami, FL 33138

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