1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet At Fort Lauderdale 2016

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

In the early 1970s, Mercedes-Benz built what many people believe was the finest automobile in the world, and 1971 was the only year that this model was imported into the United States; 802 are reported entering the U.S. in 1971. For the buyers who wanted wind in their hair, there was no finer choice than the 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet, which, combined with the powerful 3.5-liter V-8, was the fastest, most lavish, and most expensive convertible that money could buy at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Such one example that appeals, then and now will be offered by Auctions America on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at its Fort Lauderdale sale. Finished in blue with a complementary blue interior that has its original leather; the cabin features bucket seats, center console with armrests, Behr factory air conditioning; power four-wheel disc brakes, steering and windows. Other notable features consist of Ziebart rust-proofing from new that result in a solid, rust-free body; original toolkit, owner’s manual in original pouch and new radial tires.
In period, Car & Driver magazine staff spent two weeks of trying to find fault; they asked, “How can you fail to like it, when it keeps proving that it is your friend?” Mercedes’ unique strength was to combine excellence in design, engineering, performance, and luxury into a package widely regarded as the best car in the world. Production of the model began in August 1969 and continued through to July 1971. In 24 months, total production was 3,270 coupes and 1,232 cabriolets, making these not only one of the fastest and most interesting Mercedes of their era but also one of the rarest and most expensive. The 3.5 has continued to gain even more respect as the years have passed.
The car is expected to bring $175,000 – $225,000.

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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