Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Hyman Ltd Classic Cars - ccts1498 Login
Website Contact Links
Hyman Ltd Classic CarsHyman Ltd Classic Cars
2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146
tel: 001 (314) 524-6000     
LIVE adverts (107)

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet For Sale

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.

Benefitting from a recent high-quality restoration, this 1969 280 SE Cabriolet is an impeccably presented example of Mercedes’ definitive luxury grand touring car. One of just 1,390 open-topped 280 SEs built over a four year run, this car is finished in its original and elegant color combination of Sand Beige (DB 467) over Dark Brown leather (248) with a complementary brown canvas soft top. The bare metal rotisserie restoration, performed between 2009 and 2011, is beautifully finished with outstanding paint quality and crisp, straight panels displaying excellent alignment and gaps. As part of the restoration, the extensive chrome and bright work was removed and fully restored, Fit and finish is exquisite, as one should expect from a properly restored 280 SE. It rides on factory original steel wheels with color-keyed full wheel covers, shod with Michelin narrow-band whitewall tires as is correct for the period.

In addition to the body, the interior has been fully restored with the upholstery, wood trim and brightwork finished to a high standard. An original high-spec US market car, it is equipped with numerous desirable options that include electric windows, Frigiking air conditioning, dual front arm rests and a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio with automatic aerial. The dark brown leather trim is beautiful; handsomely complementing the paint color and finished with factory-correct grain and patterns. The seats, carpets and interior panels show virtually no use since the restoration, the leather appearing hardly broken in. The soft top has been fully restored to include the insulated headlining as original, which helps keep wind noise at a minimum when motoring with the top up, and a brown leather top boot to keep things tidy with the roof down. The trunk is correctly finished in satin black, and an original first-aid kit, owner’s manual and a rare factory tool kit are included.

Underhood presentation of the 2.8 liter Bosch fuel-injected inline six is excellent and up to the standard set by the rest of the car. Records indicate the engine was rebuilt at considerable cost as part of the restoration, and was fully detailed prior to its reinstallation. Notable details include the gold-cad plated brackets and fuel pipes, firewall insulation pad, and white-case Mercedes-Benz battery. The impressive appearance of the engine bay is backed by strong performance and exemplary road manners.

These wonderful cars bridge the modern-era Mercedes with the classic, hand-crafted models of the 1950s and 60s. Beyond their historical place in Stuttgart lore, they are simply outstanding automobiles to drive and own, cherished by collectors and marque enthusiasts. This fine example is ready for its next owner to cherish and enjoy covering effortless miles in high style.

For immediate assistance please call us at +1-314-524-6000
Price See Text
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
Year 1969
Country USA
Region International
Telephone 001 (314) 524-6000
Status Trade
Date 28-Jan-2019
Ref C990141

Similar Adverts
1994 W124 E280 Estate 7 - Seater

Immaculate Throughout White With Unmarked Dark Blue Cloth 7 Seater Estate, Electric Sunroof, Electric windows, Aircon, ABS, Power Steering. Very Good Service History, 17 service stamps, many old Mot's and receipts. New mid and rear exhaust sections. New rear suspension spheres, rebuilt wiring .....

  • £6000
  • 11-Jan-2019
  • Suffolk
  • Trade
5991 MERCEDES BENZ W124 280e AUTOMATIC RHD Very low miles (29k!)


  • £5991
  • 16-Feb-2019
  • Yorkshire
  • Trade
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK 3.0 SLK280 7G-Tronic 2dr Convertible

An Immaculate condition Low Mileage Mercedes-Benz SLK 3.0 SLK280 7G-Tronic 2dr 2008 (08reg) Convertible 43,657 miles Automatic 3.0L Petrol Upgrades - Airscarf - Neck Level Heating, Heated Seats, Mercedes Benz Audio 50 Radio/CD,Latest, Bluetooth System Fitted With Telephone Bluetooth with Hands Free, .....

  • £9995
  • 02-Mar-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1985 280CE 48000Mil 2ownr A/c Lthr Cruise Sroof Win

We have never seen a W123 with such a high specification A 2 owner Low mileage example with Air Conditioning, Full Leather, Sunroof, Electric Windows, Central Locking, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. Its was first owned by a Harley street dentist and the last owner who owned and stored it indoors for .....

  • £16988
  • 25-Feb-2019
  • Herefordshire
  • Trade
1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL RHD Auto

This original 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL was imported to South Africa by Vintage Car Importers in January 2015 and has since been restored extensively. It is equipped with both hard and soft top, Right hand drive, automatic gearbox and in excellent overall condition. VIN: 11304422000450 Engine: .....

  • £95000
  • 20-Jan-2019
  • South Africa
  • Trade
1975 MB 280SLC in

Electric sunroof, Blaupunkt Berlin ACR m remote control arm, 4speed-manual, Stainless exhaust, Aluminum Rims MB. Absolutely perfect interior.Completely free from corrosion and runs like a dream with 164.000Km Guaranteed! Very few owners and all documentation.

  • £17900
  • 22-Jan-2019
  • Sweden
  • Trade
1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE Sedan

The S-Class 280 models were luxurious and comfortable. This full sized sedan offered luxury and comfort and were well known for quality workmanship. This 1971 Mercedes 280 SE is an excellent driver. The exterior is tan and the paint is very good. Interior is brown and in very good condition. .....

  • £11900
  • 20-Jan-2019
  • USA
  • Private
1982 Mercedes 280CE Immaculate

Matching numbers VIN: WDB 1232432001452 Engine No: R1100161920 2299cc Petrol engine, automatic gearbox both of which are in great working order, engine runs clean and crisp and gearbox is smooth EXTERIOR: As you can see from the pictures the body is in immaculate condition, totally rust .....

  • £4995
  • 08-Jan-2019
  • Ireland
  • Trade
1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SL 'Pagode'

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode from 1971 in a beautiful condition. This example restored and technically revised a few years ago. All the sheet metal and body parts are great, completely free of damage and/or corrosion. The color combination is very chic, red with a beautiful black leather interior. Paintwork, .....

  • £
  • 10-Jan-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Trade
Chrome Bootlid handle

bootlid handle for a 280sl

  • £85
  • 25-Feb-2019
  • Northern Ireland
  • Trade