69 MBZ Classic 280SE Cabriolet-IN SCOTTSDALE SEE IT NOW!

Price: US $149,900.00 Item location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • Type: Cabriolet
  • Trim: SE Cabriolet
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 99999
  • VIN: 111-025-12001503
  • Color: White DB 050
  • Engine size: 2799cc
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Becker Europa AM FM radio, Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Cognac
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series SE Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz introduced the W111 in 1959 as a broadly-applied platform that would serve as a replacement for both the bread-and-butter Ponton sedans as well as the complex and expensive Adenauer coupes and sedans. The versatile chassis architecture formed the basis of everything from four-cylinder diesel taxicabs to luxurious, air-suspended six-cylinder limousines. In 1961, the be-finned “Heckflosse” sedans were joined by the elegantly styled two-door coupe and cabriolet. The sedan’s upright styling with somewhat awkward tail fins was a blatant appeal to the American market, while the coupe and cabriolet featured more modern, more subdued style that was considerably more timeless in appearance. The revised styling of the two-door cars was so well received that it would inspire the Heckflosse’s replacement, the W108 of 1965. The two-door W111 would outlive its finned four-door counterpart by several years, continuing production through 1971.

Handsome and luxurious, these were the last truly hand-built Mercedes-Benz cars, assembled with great care by the expert staff at Mercedes’ storied Sindelfingen works. The glamorous cabriolet and its elegant coupe sibling offered luxury paired with exceptional build quality; a Teutonic counterpoint to the opulent Rolls-Royce Corniche. A wide variety of engines would feature in the W111 but the flagship coupe and cabriolet were limited mainly to the refined and powerful inline six-cylinder petrol engines, with an all-aluminum 3.5 liter V8 joining the range late in production. When equipped with the 2.8 liter Bosch-injected inline six, the 280SE is a massively capable car; luxurious and comfortable with continent-crushing high-speed ability. In recent years, the 280 SE has become one of the most desirable of all post-war Mercedes cars this side of the 300SL. Collectors have taken notice, and these fine cars are cherished for their rarity, quality, style and performance.

This fine example has been well cared for and loved by the present owner since 1996. Nothing has been spared, and it has been garaged since the day it was purchased.

It drives as good as new and gets smiles and thumbs up everywhere it goes, like no other car that I have ever owned. Jump in and drive it anywhere without hesitation. This is not a trailer queen and was built to be enjoyed.

I am happy to work with buyers from around the world, but I will not handle the shipping.

Please, no games. Serious buyers only.