1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5

Lot Description


  • A luxurious classic presented in outstanding condition, thanks to a very recent restoration.
  • It is powered by a 200hp 3.5-litre ‘M116’ V8 with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection, coupled to a four-speed floor-mounted automatic transmission.
  • The car was specified with a sunroof, and also features front and rear headrests.


  • Finished in the classic colour scheme of silver over red, this is a handsome 280 SE, which has recently been refinished inside and out.
  • It was specified from the factory with a sunroof and heated rear screen.
  • The cabin features front and rear headrests, and a Becker Europa stereo.
  • Its interior has been fully reupholstered in red leather, including for the door armrests.
  • The car was previously registered in Sweden, and the vendor has its registration documents from there.
  • First registered in March 1972, it has been in the vendor’s collection in Germany for five years.


  • There is no known body damage.
  • Its paintwork is described as being in outstanding condition, having recently been repainted in the original factory silver hue since joining the collection.
  • All of the brightwork is also in superb condition, with the bumpers in great shape, and the window surrounds all looking very smart.
  • The interior is now in pristine condition, with the cabin fully re-trimmed in red leather rather than the blue factory upholstery. The leather has been applied to an excellent standard, across the seats as well as the door panels and dashboard. The perforated headliner is also in superb order, with no sagging or discolouration.
  • The vendor is not aware of any mechanical or electrical faults.


This Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 has been treated to significant investment in its cosmetic and mechanical condition, and it now presents superbly throughout, with beautiful paintwork and a sumptuous interior. A charming luxury car with room for family and friends, this example’s desirable 3.5-litre V8 means it delivers strong performance, and is ready to be enjoyed on weekend cruises or longer road trips alike.

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Car Overview

  • 77,095 km
  • automatic
  • LHD
  • Silver
  • Red Leather
  • 3.5L
  • VIN108.057-12-008696

Lot Overview

  • Lot #04010
  • private Sale
  • Bielefeld, Germany


  • Nilsw

Exterior  (95)

Interior  (77)

Mechanical  (17)

Documents  (5)

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