1971 MERCEDES 280SE 3.5 EURO SEDAN, W108 (:W109, 4.5, 6.2, 300 SEL), NO RESERVE!

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Concord, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S-Class
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: SALOON
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 33,381
  • VIN: 10805712004115
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.5 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1971 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

1971 European Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 elegant Paul Braq designed sedan - rare!


Incorrect badging! Nice revving 3.5 motor - VDO RPM gauge.

Mileage may not be accurate due to speedometer's mechanical limits (kph speedo).

The car has a clean California title, with registration paid current (due for renewal July 12th)

NO smog needed :)

Purchased it early 2015. Drove from Davis to Concord and made the trip "defiantly" as the previous owned stated. He had bought it from a neighbor who garaged it. Painted black by him. No oil leaks. Starts after months at a stretch! Great interior.

This was my daily driver for over a month in June of last year when I wrecked my Rav 4. Easily did the 100 mile roundtrip from Concord to San Rafael. Stalled on me just once (but after crossing the bridge) since the alternator went out. That was a $300 plus repair.

Front indoor map light is loose. After market exhaust by PO should be changed!

Paint rated 0 out of 10. Originally green. Current black paint is oxidized. Buff it up and drive as is or go the full restoration route!

Rust spots: one hole where the driver's seat attaches to floor, couple of spots near door footsteps and trunk corners - typical of these models!

Aftermarket radio hasn't worked - per PO, minor fuse/wiring issue.

PO replaced indicator stalk. Driver's side headlight out - spare light in trunk

NO jack, spare tire is in trunk (some personal items stored in trunk and I will pull those out.

Manual windows, sunroof (inoperative), AC unit as pictured (have not used it unsure of functionality)

Hood release cable needs replacement (using pliars to open).

I am selling it due to lack of space (and energy to work on it!) and I don’t want it deteriorating outside. Same goes for the Alfa. Located a Euro 6.9 and going to devote more attention to it!


The start price is very low considering rarity - with no reserve - this model, NOW 45 years old should appreciate in value soon!

Link to additional photos and details:

PHOTOBUCKET: http://s597.photobucket.com/user/alfamonza/slideshow/1971%20MB%20280SE%203-5

VIDEO LINK:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fKdqsR3Gck

Please send me a message if you have any questions or need photos of a

specific area.

Buyer must pay their applicable DMV fees and sales tax independently.

Seller will cooperate with Buyer’s transport / shipping company - all shipping/delivery arrangements and charges are buyer’s responsibility.

The car must be paid for within 5 business days and must be picked up within 10 business days of auction ending.

Payment must be in the form of cash in person or bank wire transfer.

I reserve the right to end this auction if an error is noticed in the listing OR if a local sale occurs - car is listed for sale locally.

Thank you and Good Luck!