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  • Single family ownership since new
  • Rare floor shift manual
  • Unique red leather seats, specific to South African specification cars
  • Low mileage
  • Original radio still installed

The Appeal

The Mercedes Benz 280SE, designed by Paul Bracq, is part of the W108 series that set a new standard for mass-produced luxury saloons when it was introduced in 1965. Thoughtfully designed, with a luxurious cabin, these cars were an enormous success, with an excellent I6 powerplant and a reputation for top-notch build quality.

This particular example, built in East London, is a rare find with its floor shift manual and unique red leather seats. Its excellent condition and smooth running, along with a good amount of service history and a service book, add to its appeal for collectors and enthusiasts.

All in all, this beautifully-kept saloon is likely to impress any enthusiast. 

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1967
  • Single family ownership since new
  • Comes with a substantial amount of service history and a service book
  • Delivered new by Mercedes-Benz, East London and collected at the factory
  • Currently indicates 12,876 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Requires first registration with DVLA – a straightforward process. The vendor is a former South African resident and is more than happy to assist with the registration process

The Condition

  • Bodywork is free of any dents or dings
  • No unusual panel gaps
  • Finished in off White
  • Chromework is nicely-kept 
  • Original colour-matched wheels
  • Arches appear solid, as does the underside
  • Red leather seats with fabulous patina
  • Light cracking and wear, commensurate with use
  • Door cards are in fine order with similar levels of patina
  • Wooden dash is in fine order with light signs of wear
  • Original radio still installed

The Mechanics

  • 2.8 litre M130 I6 engine
  • Manual transmission
  • We vendor reports that the car is running smoothly
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • Bosch fuel injection

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1967
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 280
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 12,876 Miles
  • Engine size 2800
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Aylsham
  • Location Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom

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