1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine


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“Exceptional car, very original, one owner, low original miles 73k, straight, tight and a joy to drive!” Which certainly coincides with the Mercedes' current display. Now reading 76,800 miles, this 280SE presents as a largely original and thoughtfully preserved example, not fully restored, but rather freshened where and as needed.
The vehicle's cosmetics have mellowed beautifully into what we consider the ideal “driver's” 280SE. Still wearing original factory livery, it appears the car's exterior received new paint in years past, while the cabin displays original red leather upholstery and carpeting – protected by custom tailored Coco mats. All side glass are etched originals, while much of the trim, brightwork, lenses and accessories are correct originals. A newer black canvas soft top is fitted with an original headliner and clear back vinyl window. All complemented by five 3/69 date stamped steel wheels with four chrome color-matched hubcaps and shod with new 195/75R14 Hankook whiteline tires.
The cabin's originality extends to all areas, including an original Becker Mexico TR fitted in the dash - as delivered new, along with the special optioned center seat pad and orthopedic backrests – which adjust using straps on the backsides of the seats. Tilting the seats forward reveal factory 043 chalk markings still present on the leather over 50 years later! 043 markings can also be found under the rear seat. It appears all electronics, lights and safety equipment are in proper working order, including the clock and dome light. The Frigiking air conditioning blows cool at multiple speeds, but not cold. Convertible top wrenches rest in the glovebox for top-down motoring, and a matching red leather boot cover to complete.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine
$ 17,800.00
“Exceptional car, very original, one owner, low original miles 73k, straight, tight and a joy to drive!” Which certainly coincides with the Mercedes' current display. Now reading 76,800 miles, this 280SE presents as a largely original and thoughtfully preserved example, not fully restored, but rather freshened where and as needed.
The vehicle's cosmetics have mellowed beautifully into what we consider the ideal “driver's” 280SE. Still wearing original factory livery, it appears the car's exterior received new paint in years past, while the cabin displays original red leather upholstery and carpeting – protected by custom tailored Coco mats. All side glass are etched originals, while much of the trim, brightwork, lenses and accessories are correct originals. A newer black canvas soft top is fitted with an original headliner and clear back vinyl window. All complemented by five 3/69 date stamped steel wheels with four chrome color-matched hubcaps and shod with new 195/75R14 Hankook whiteline tires.
The cabin's originality extends to all areas, including an original Becker Mexico TR fitted in the dash - as delivered new, along with the special optioned center seat pad and orthopedic backrests – which adjust using straps on the backsides of the seats. Tilting the seats forward reveal factory 043 chalk markings still present on the leather over 50 years later! 043 markings can also be found under the rear seat. It appears all electronics, lights and safety equipment are in proper working order, including the clock and dome light. The Frigiking air conditioning blows cool at multiple speeds, but not cold. Convertible top wrenches rest in the glovebox for top-down motoring, and a matching red leather boot cover to complete.

Additional information

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 280 SE
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Doors: 2
Mileage: 76,800
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Red
Exterior Color: Black
Vehicle Identification Number: 11102512002643
United States, New York, New York City
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