1971 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Restored 5YR Warranty (1971)




Price is now reduced by to facilitate our imminent purchase of a very expensive Classic Exotic! We Reserve the right to increase the price at anytime, if our imminent purchase should fall through! Yes! Unbelievable 5 Year Warranty included for no extra cost on such an old car! Unprecedented by any other Classic Car Investment Specialist.
#N.B. Jan 2013 A 3.5L Coupe was sold at GOODING Auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona for £110,000 GBP equivalent, including Bidders Commission! March 2014 3.5L Convertible was sold in a Top European Auction for around £201,000. Just 2014 Summer another Sold for circa £155,000 in Auction. Absolutely Mind-Boggling figures, which makes our car an absolute steal!
Please also Contact us, if you are after the highest immediate cash price for your Classic Mercedes without dealing with Time Wasters, Tyre Kickers, or Test Driving "would-be" Experts! Especially similar 5 Seat Cabriolet Models, 190SL, 300SL Roadster/Gullwing etc, etc. Restored or Wrecks!
Rare and desirable, last Factory hand built Mercedes top exclusive Models, before all production line mechanised for even the top models; the Legendary 1971 280SE 3.5L V8 Cabriolet LHD. Limited Hand-Built Production figures, compared to all other Merc Models, make it a sure-fire "Blue Chip" Future Investment. Our 1 Year upto 90% Buyback & 5 Year "All your money back", 100% Buyback Guarantee will easily stand the test of time, for this rare sought after 250BHP Model, {officially 200BHP}; (subject to our Terms & Conditions). As undoubtedly it will appreciate a great deal more in another decade.
The asking price includes a 5 Year Parts & Labour Engine & Drivetrain Warranty. If you do not require such a long Warranty, then lower price can be negotiated! This is a fully Type Approved motor vehicle to carry 5 Passengers in a fully convertible car! It was the most expensive New "Coachbuilt" Mercedes Benz Built in 1971, and could only be afforded by Monarchs, Dictators, Captains of Industry, Millionaires & Film Stars, etc, etc. Not only was it more expensive than the Rolls Royce Corniche to buy, but you had to be someone very "Special" just to be able to Order it new from a Mercedes Dealership! Yes, it was that sought after.
Please do not confuse this Model with the other similar looking Mercedes Coupes or Cabriolets that were available in vast numbers since 1963, (220, 250, 300 or even 280SE V6); as not only was this Mercedes first V8 Engine, but to accommodate this superb engine, the Grill had to be designed lower & wider, which coincidentally gave the car, an even better appearance.
This was originally sold brand new to California and then Exported to Japan in late 1980s by a Japanese Collector. It was then specially refurbished and totally renovated in the 1990's for a reputed 16M Yen ($150,000). It was then purchased by a Famous Businessman, from a well known Luxury Exotic Tokyo Garage, after it had already undergone an extensive renovation. He then re-imported it back to Los Angeles & sold it now, as purchased an even rarer, more expensive Collectible Car; a Facel Vega HK500.
We have the Original Mercedes-Benz Factory Issue DATA CARD for this car when built in the Factory Brand new, that shows all the options & variations that were originally ordered on this automobile when new. They show the rare Single oblong square Headlights as Original Factory Order, (as looks Classier); whereas the more common and optional twin stacked Headlights, was not requested. Interior Black Leather & Wood Trim, is exactly as Ordered originally from the factory. Including the rare & exclusive Special Order Wood Trim Casing around the Rev Counter & Speedometer. How many others have you found with this expensive option?
Low Mileage, as Japanese Collector did not drive it much. Merc's 1st modern V8 engine's rumble sounds fantastic with excellent Performance & sharp throttle response: (more like 250BHP than the under-rated average DIN BHP figure of 200BHP originally quoted). Surely it makes this the "King of the Hill" of all Classic 4 or 5 Seat Coachbuilt Convertibles, with a huge cavernous boot as well; ideal for a Grand European Tour for 4 or 5 Grown Adults with all their luggage.
The leather interior, dash, wood, fitments, steering, Chassis, suspension, brakes, hood, etc, etc, are all in excellent condition! Not bad for a 43 Year old car! It still has the Original BECKER RADIO! (Important to keep as a collectable). It has the Original pack of tools & the Original huge Workshop Manual 12" x 8" & 3" thick, detailing all the "exploded view" of Components, with all their individual Part Numbers. Wood trim on the dash has suffered due to prolonged parking in hot California Palm Springs weather. We can correct this, although we also have a rare full Wood Trim replacement set for this same Model.
Car is available with a 60 Month "Engine & Drivetrain" Warranty at no extra cost, that can even be extended a further 2 or 3 Years, for your total peace of mind, while the Value climbs to stratospheric levels! Similar condition Cabriolet cars are being sold for much more, but as we do not have the evidential History for this car, that is why it is cheaper, as traditionally Japanese Collectors do not bother keeping past history of their cars; (we have found this out, from several other Classic & Exotic cars purchased from Japan).
World famous German Firm Mechatronik sells completely rebuilt 1971 3.5 Coupes for an incredible £1/4 Million pounds. [See Car & Driver review on Youtube]. So considering all these facts, this is a fantastic future Investment, that you can cherish, as well as "appreciate" the enjoyment and value, in the coming Years.
No other Classic Car Dealer can offer the Warranty we offer, on these rare old sought after Classics, nor the Guaranteed 1 Year 85% Buyback, or even 5 Year "All your Money" Buyback! (STC). Try them and see! We accept any P/Ex, even if more expensive!
Please also Contact us, if you are after the highest immediate cash price for your Classic Mercedes without dealing with Time Wasters, Tyre Kickers, or Test Driving "would-be" Experts! Especially similar 5 Seat Cabriolet Models, 190SL, 300SL Roaster/Gullwing etc, etc. Restored or Wrecks!
Part exchange:Any PX even if more expensive, so we pay you!
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  • Mileage: 26,000
  • Year: 1971
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: White


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.5
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 200
  • Top speed (MPH): 138
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 8 seconds
  • Fuel consumption (MPG): 25
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 3

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