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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 3.5 Coupe, awarded recent restoration For Sale

£152,000 As stated

Price £152,000As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
Year 1970
Country Greece
Region International
Status Trade
Ref C810244

Year: 1970

Date of Manufacture: 12 Feb. 1970

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Series: w111

Type: 280 SE/ C

Model:   280 SE 3. 5 Coupe

Body: 2dr coupe

Chassis number: 111. 026-12-000445

Engine series: M116

Engine specifications: 3. 499cc, 8 cylinders in 'V'
configuration, overhead camshaft - one per bank, Bosch
electronic fuel injection, compression ratio 9. 5:1, power
[email protected], torque 211lb ft @ 4, 000rpm

Engine number:   116980-12-000377, Data Card matching

Transmission type: 4-speed auto

Exterior color, code: Papyrus (Off) White, db717, Data Card original

Interior color, code, trim: Light Red, db243, Data Card original, leather

Factory options:
222 First Aid Kit
345 Additional Halogen Foglamps
514 Becker Radio Europa LM/ MW/ USW
531 Automatic Antenna
541 Halogen Lamp Unit, Crystal Clear, R. H. Trafic
597 Options package 590+592+593
590 Heat-Insulating Glass, Windshield
592 Heat-Insulating Glass, Side Window Panes
593 Heat-Insulating Glass, Rear Window Pane
630 Radial-Ply Tires

Current registration:
Federation Internationale de l' Automobile of Greece

Prior registrations:
6TB820, issued on July 24th, 1997 in New York, USA.
SKK239H, issued on February 10th in United Kingdom.

Additional items: Original set of tools

History: This w111 3. 5 Coupe was produced in February of 1970 featuring the rare and sought-after Schiebedach package featuring a sunroof with A/ C deletion and manual windows. While in the US its exterior color was changed from Papyrus White to Anthracite Grey metallic. Having owned the car for nearly 10 years, a New York couple offered the car for sale in New Jersey. In August of 2004, David Parvin bought the car and imported it in the UK where it had it MoT'd and registered as a Historic Vehicle. Three years later the car was sold to an Athens-based classic car dealer who in turn sold it to its current owner. Soon thereafter a total nut and bolt restoration was carried out with special emphasis on rectifying all factory-original specifications, including a total body respray in the original Papyrus White. In order to preserve originality, most parts were restored and reinstalled. All others were sourced directly from Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.

Service history:
From 2014 to 2016 the following repairs have been completed:

Beck injectors cleaned and sealed.
Complete new set of fuel/ injection lines fitted
Complete new set of electrical wiring fitted
New alternator and wiring connected
New spark plugs fitted
Complete set of valve springs and seals fitted
Radiator with new original upper and lower hoses rebuilt
New engine bushings fitted
Oil and filter replaced
New fuel pump installed
Engine hood insulating pad replaced
Engine bay Type plate remanufactured

Gear shifting tuned
Oil and filter replaced
New seals fitted
Electric kickdown switch cleaned

Complete service with new bushings
Steering column overhauled
Connecting rods replaced
All bushings replaced
Alignment checked

Four new Bilstein shock absorbers fitted
New bushings all around (upper, lower, horizontal) fitted
Rear suspension's horizontal hydropneumatic spring overhauled

Rear axle
Complete service of the rear axle including all mounts, bushings, hoses and oil carried out

Fuel tank cleansed, sealed and resprayed
New fuel lines for fuel pump and filter fitted

New manifolds installed
Replaced exhaust’s mid and end tanks
Pipes cleansed

New Halogen headlights
New tailights
New wiring loom
All gauges restored

Apparatus restored

All windshield and speaker grille wooden parts were restored
Dashboard trim was reupholstered
Seat cushions were replaced and springs were restored preserving the original leather trim
Both door’s ply panels were replaced preserving the original trim
Both window rails were restored and greased

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