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1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SEL
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  • PURCHASED NEW BY ELVIS PRESLEY IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE IN DECEMBER 1970
  • KNOWN TO BE ONE OF ELVIS' FAVORITE CARS!
  • FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH COPIES OF ORIGINAL SALE AND TITLE PAPERWORK
  • STILL RETAINS ELVIS' ORIGINAL LICENSE PLATE
  • DISPLAYED AT A PROMINENT TENNESSEE MUSEUM UNTIL EARLIER THIS YEAR
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • BECKER EUROPA RADIO (WORKING CONDITION!)
  • Daniel Schmitt & Co. presents: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL - Coming up for public sale for the first time in over a decade, is the chance to own one of “The King's” personal automobiles that spent time parked in front of Graceland (as seen in the image above). This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL was purchased new in 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee by Elvis Presley. The “King” of Rock'n'Roll was no stranger to high-end cars; he owned numerous Cadillacs, BMWs, Rolls-Royces, Lincolns, Ferraris, and a few Mercedes.

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    The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL for sale here is a top-of-the-line Sedan, which Elvis also purchased from Robertson's Mercedes-Benz and signed for on December 21, 1970. The car left the factory with code 542 (Dark Red) paint, but that color wasn’t up to the “King’s” standards. He soon had it repainted in Alpha Crystal Blue Metallic, a color suspiciously similar to that of his Powder Blue 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limo. This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is one of very few cars that Elvis was seen in on a regular basis driving around Memphis.

    After Elvis’ death in 1977, his 280SEL was put on display at a prominent museum where it remained until earlier this year. The vehicle is still equipped with its factory options including air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power brakes, and a Becker Europa radio that is still in working condition. This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is well documented and comes with copies of the title registration, the original title (both of which bear Elvis’ signature), a copy of the original Bill of Sale, as well as a photo of the vehicle parked in front of Graceland.
    Featured recently in UK's Express and eBay Motors Blog, Elvis Presley's Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is enjoying its share of popularity -
    "Elvis had a penchant for cars, and while it would be a stretch to call him a driving enthusiast, he definitely collected luxury models like most other people would stack up snow globes or Franklin Mint die-casts. This 1971 280SEL was purchased by Elvis at the tail end of 1970, a period which coincided with the six-cylinder version of the car starting to phase out of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in favor of the upcoming W116 redesign. The 280SEL joined Presley’s fleet of Cadillacs, Ferraris, and Rolls-Royces, but perhaps most importantly for Elvis fanatics, it was a car that The King was often seen driving around himself, rather than being chauffeured in." Read the whole article here.
    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 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants 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. Bid with confidence.
    Year:
    1971
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    280SEL
    Color:
    Alpha Crystal Blue Metallic
    VIN:
    10801912073523
    Mileage:
    80,312
    Stock Number:
    406504_71_280SEL

    Engine:
    2.8L 160 HP Straight 6
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Sedan
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $199,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $10,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $189,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are proud to offer some of the finest classic and luxury cars on the market today.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    We are located in St. Louis, Missouri and have been a family tradition for over 50 years while serving some of the most prestigious clients in the classic car industry. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are committed to ensuring that your purchase is handled with the utmost care. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Our goal is to introduce you to a vehicle that fits your style and provide you with exemplary customer service. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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