1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe (W111) Restored

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • SubModel: 280SE 3.5
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 51,060
  • VIN: 111-026-12-002355
  • Color: Bronze Metallic
  • Engine size: 3.5L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Parchment Leather
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States


1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 COUPE (W111)
For Sale by Palm Beach Classics.
Color: Bronze Metallic (DB461), factory top in Tunis Beige Metallic (DB462)
Interior: Parchment (Leather)
Miles: 51,060 (Less than 200 miles since the engine rebuild)
Restored partially about 8 years ago, it is a very nice Mercedes 280SE 3.5 (Coupe) example today for a daily driver. Engine rebuild last year by a Mercedes specialist, interior is like new, the wood is very nice, and the chrome overall is very nice.
History of the W186 (300) by Wikipedia:

A final model was added in August 1969, the 280 SE 3.5. The car was fitted with the brand-new M116 3499cc V8. It produced 200hp (150kW) at 5800 rpm, and a top speed of 210km/h (130mph) (205km/h (127mph) with automatic transmission) and a 0-100 at 9.5 seconds (11.5 for the auto). To accommodate the large engine, the car's front grille was widened; front and rear bumpers were also modified with the addition of rubber strips. The rear lenses changed to a flatter cleaner design. This change was carried across the standard 280SE. As the top of its range, the 280 SE 3.5 is seen as an ideological successor to the W112 300SE, though it lacked the W112's air suspension.

There were plans to place the larger M117 V8 engine in the W111 (the model would have been called 280 SE 4.5).[citation needed]

The last 280 SE was produced in January 1971, with the 280 SE 3.5 ending in July. The total production over the decade was: 220 SEb - 16,902, 250 SE - 6,213, 280 SE - 5,187, and 280 SE 3.5 - 4,502 units. Not including 3,127 W112 300 SE models, the grand total of 2-door W111 models was 32,804 of which 7,456 were convertibles.

The indirect replacement for the Coupé was the C107 SLC, which was an SL Coupé, it therefore had no link with the S Class range. The true successor of the W111/12 Coupe was the C126 Coupe of 1981. As the R107 SL grew bigger and more luxury oriented, it assumed the position of the top of the range Convertible, which meant the four-seater convertible would disappear from Mercedes-Benz's lineup for nearly two-decades, until the A124 in 1992.

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