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  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet


1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Lot No. 5109

Auctioned on Saturday, September 2, 2017

This vehicle is still for sale. If you are interested in making an offer, please contact one of Auctions America's Car Specialists at (260) 927-9797.

Estimate: $280,000 - $300,000

  • 233 bhp, 3.5-liter V-8 engine; automatic transmission
  • Reported to be a two-owner example
  • Recent mechanical and cosmetic service with receipts in excess of $73,000


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 Cabriolet appealed, then as now, to those who appreciate the finest things in life, and the car more than lived up to those expectations.

The 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet body closely resembles the six-cylinder 280 but the similarities end there. The car offered the reliable 233 bhp provided by the 3.5 liter Mercedes-Benz V-8. This propelled the car to 60 miles per hour in under 10 seconds and could achieve a top speed of 130 miles per hour. This was, and still is, highly respectable performance for a full-on luxury cabriolet weighing over 3,600 pounds. Fully-independent coil-spring suspension and four-wheel disc brakes provided a luxurious yet capable ride worthy of the Mercedes-Benz name plate. Inside the car, passengers are treated to extensive amounts of real wood trim and fine leather upholstery. The car offers the understated elegance that one would expect in a car of this caliber and level of financial investment.

The 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet offered here is reported as a two-owner car and is presented in a very attractive silver over navy interior color scheme. The car is fitted with optional Behr air conditioning, a floor-shift automatic transmission, power windows, power steering, power brakes, power top and fog lights. The car has undergone recent mechanical and cosmetic servicing with receipts in excess of $73,000. It is ready to be enjoyed by and appreciated by any true automotive enthusiast.

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Please note this vehicle is being sold title in transit


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