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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

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  • Spectacular condition throughout!
  • Only 36,133 actual miles!!
  • One year only, top-of-the-line handbuilt model
  • 1 of only 802 produced
  • Desirably equipped with factory air conditioning
  • Matching-numbers 3.5 L V-8 engine
  • Elegant and highly desirable factory color combination
  • Drives and performs as new
  • Incredible documentation including original owners manual, maintenance booklet, Data card, original brochure, delivery inspection documentation, and complete setup tools
  • Arguably the best example on the market today!
  • Tremendous investment potential!
  • A dream for the Mercedes-Benz collector
  • Options Include:
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Power windows front and rear
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Power steering
  • Power-assisted disc brakes
  • Full leather interior
  • Coco Matts
  • For the buyers who were in the market for a convertible in 1971, there was no finer choice in the world than the 280 SE 3.5 cabriolet. It was the fastest, most lavish, and most expensive convertible offered by Mercedes-Benz, arguably the finest automobile manufacturer in the world at the time, making this a very special automobile indeed.

    The 280 SE 3.5 appealed, then as now, to those who appreciate the finest things in life, and the car more than lived up to those expectations, The top-of-the-line model offered a brand-new 3.5-liter V-8 engine. This propelled the car to 60 mph in under 10 seconds and could achieve a top speed of 130 mph. Inside the car, passengers are treated to the level of understated elegance that one would expect in a car of this caliber and financial investment. Burled walnut dashboards and sumptuous leather seating ensured that the passengers not only drove in style but in utmost comfort.

    The magnificent 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet featured here is finished in gorgeous and highly sought after medium blue metallic over the dark blue leather interior and matching folding convertible top. This exquisite US-delivered 208 SE 3.5 Cabriolet is one of only 802 produced and comes fitted with all available options including factory air conditioning. Meticulously maintained from new and driven a mere 36,133 miles, accompanying this investment-grade example are its original owners’ manual maintenance booklet, original brochure, data card, and tools. This example checks all the boxes! Incredible breathtaking condition, low miles, and elegant and highly desirable color combination make this the perfect 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet to add to any premier collection. I personally believe the investment potential of this iconic handbuilt motorcar will grow beyond your imagination. Incredible opportunity to own one of the very best investment prices, for the most demanding collector investor enthusiast who appreciates low miles and superior condition.

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    280 SE
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    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: 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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    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

    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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