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1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 CABRIOLET
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  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION
  • JUST RELEASED FROM ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT CAR COLLECTIONS IN THE WORLD
  • ONLY 67,449 ACTUAL MILES!
  • HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER COLOR COMBINATION!
  • ONE OF JUST 1,232 PRODUCED FROM 1969-1971
  • ONE OF JUST 347 BUILT IN THE FINAL YEAR OF PRODUCTION
  • TOP OF THE LINE, HANDBUILT MERCEDES-BENZ
  • DELIVERED NEW TO THE USA
  • FITTED WITH DESIRABLE AUTOMATIC FLOOR SHIFT AND FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
  • ACCOMPANIED BY ITS OWNERS MANUALS, TOOLS, RECORDS, AND MERCEDES-BENZ CLASSIC CERTIFICATES
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!!
  • TRULY ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES ON THE MARKET TODAY
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • FLOOR SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
  • 3,499CC SOHC V8 ENGINE
  • BOSCH FUEL INJECTION
  • The 280 SE, with its timeless styling, was first introduced in August of 1961, a derivative of the 220 Sedan introduced in 1959. The basic design and chassis—internally designated W111—endured more than a decade, receiving over the course of its production five single-overhead cam engines, four six-cylinder engines, and a V-8, offering more horsepower with each iteration. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 280 SE 3.5 in the fall of 1969. It combined the classic styling of earlier Mercedes-Benz models with an all-new 230-brake horsepower V-8 engine featuring Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection. A fully independent suspension with disc brakes at each wheel was standard.

    Sumptuous accommodations for four included a fully lined top in the traditional stacked German cabriolet layout. The framework of the convertible top was concealed from view by a full interior headliner; each top required more than 16 hours of hand labor. On average, only 13 cars were finished weekly, with Mercedes-Benz producing just 1,232 examples between 1969 and 1971. This was the Marque’s final, truly hand-built automobile.

    The magnificent 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet featured here is finished in gorgeous and highly desirable Grey-blue metallic (DB906) over an impeccably kept dark blue leather interior with a matching folding convertible top. This exquisite motorcar was just released from one of the largest car collections in the world after over 20 years of meticulous care and is now ready for its next caretaker. Fitted with every available option including the desirable floor-mounted shift automatic transmission, Becker Europa radio, power windows and factory air conditioning. With only 347 produced in the final year production, I personally believe the investment potential of this iconic hand-built model will grow beyond your imagination. As one of the most desirable luxury vehicles of the early 1970s, this 280 SE 3.5 with its enduring design and exquisite craftsmanship will never go out of style, making a choice acquisition for collectors seeking a sophisticated and capable luxury convertible. We are proud to offer this exceptional example to the most demanding collector investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great classic!

    Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. 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. Buy with confidence.

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    Year:
    1971
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    280 SE
    Color:
    Grey Blue Metallic
    VIN:
    11102712004457
    Mileage:
    67,449
    Stock Number:
    407798

    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Style:
    Cabriolet
    HAGERTY VALUE
    $437,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $67,100.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $369,900.00

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
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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
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car 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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