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1971 Just 62500Miles 4 Owners, Full Options E/roof/windows For Sale

£128,000 As stated

Price £128,000As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model Renault
Year 1971
Mileage 62,500 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Hertfordshire
Status Private
  10-Apr-2021
Ref C1225751
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It seemed perfectly rational to Benz-watchers when 1967 Stuttgart rationalised the coupé range with a single 280SE model, the smooth, flexible 2,778cc unit pumping 160 real horsepower in injected form.
But the final, and best, W111 coupé derivative was undoubtedly the 1969 V8, confusingly badged 280SE 3.5. Conceived to appease American buyers weaned on lazy, high-torque V8s, this single-cam per bank electronically injected engine gave a full-blooded 200bhp at 5,800rpm in "dirty" European tune, good for 125mph on the Autobahn with 60 in the sub 10 second bracket. The V8s were smoother, more refined cars than their six-cylinder ancestors and looked more contemporary with squatter front grilles and rubber inserts in those trademark double-decker bumpers which are now so famously expensive to replace.
Still top of the Mercedes range - if you discount the 600 Limo - the W111 two doors stayed in production until 1971, effectively replaced by the 350 SLC.
Drive a 3.5 Coupé today and it is till impressive in a way few other classics can manage, radiating top-drawer build ethos from the moment you put the key in the smooth-acting door lock. Massive and heavy, the doors - complete with (Optional)power window motors - shut with the dull thunk of intrinsic, solid-hewn quality. Settle back in the wide leather armchairs, sniff the fragrant hides and survey the splendidly baroque facia, expansive slabs of burnt veneer detailed - like the bodywork - with heavy chrome highlights. There is a huge helm spanning 15 inches across and all the info you'll need behind it in a very 1960s instrument cluster.

I have for sale this beautiful low mileage, 62500mile example for sale. The car carries its original stamped service book, several service invoices, book pack ( Manuals DATA CARD etc). The floors are beatiful and original with no signs of water damage or ingress.
The car has undergone a minor restoration mainly to correct the tired paintwork, the wood around the windscreen and the top of the dash. The seats, carpets, the wood on the dash, chrome are unbelievably original, immaculate with a superb patina.

The car was has only had 4 owners and each keeping it for a long time. I believe the car has lived a very sheltered pampered life, this is most evident by the fact that the seats, including the drivers have NO tears or heavy wear/dry out marks. This is a truely remarkable and original example, considering it is about to celebrate it's 50th birthday

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