1969 Mercedes 280SE Low Grill Cabriolet fully restored condition

1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series cabriolet for sale in Newport Coast, California, United States

Item location: Newport Coast, California, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Convertible
Trim: cabriolet
Year: 1969
Mileage: 66,810
Color: tobbaco brown
Engine size: 2.8L 6cyl
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cognac
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1969

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Low Grill Cabriolet

Chassis no.

180 bhp, 2,778 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with double wishbones, coil springs, and stabilizer bar; independent rear suspension with swing axles, radius arms, and coil springs; and four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 108.3 in.

Desirable low Grill cabriolet version of the highly collectible W111

Equally attractive as the 280SE 3.5, but much more affordable

Excellent for long-distance tours and MBCA events

Mercedes-Benz’s elegant Paul Bracq-designed W111 made its debut in 1959 and was produced, in its many variations, through 1971. Among the most desirable variations were the two-door models—the 280 SE Cabriolet and Coupe—which were expensive, virtually hand-built automobiles in the great tradition of German craftsmanship. The acres of wood trim throughout the interior were all genuine solid hardwood, accented by the gentle use of brightwork; the leather upholstery was thick and comfortable; and both the ride quality and handling were (and continue to be) superb. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these cars rapidly became favorites of international socialites and celebrities, and they were frequently seen cruising in all of the world’s most posh destinations.

While it is the very limited-production 280 SE 3.5 that attracts all the attention today, the standard 280 SE 6 Cylinder was still a competent highway tourer and no less beautifully constructed and engineered.

The example offered here has been well-enjoyed by several owners and records a comfortable 66,810 miles. It has recently benefited from a complete engine rebuild, new interior and bare metal repaint in the original factory colors. The car is equipped with period radio, electric windows and air conditioning options, the soft-top is in good condition, and the interior, engine compartment, and trunk are neat and tidy. Included are a set of tools, the original spare wheel, and a spare tonneau cover in the trunk.

This car should provide a great return in enjoyment from a reasonable investment, with reliable performance on long-distance tours, and pride in participation at enthusiast gatherings and concours d’elegance events sponsored by the local section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America.

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