1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe Restored with Rebuilt Engine

1971 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 3.5

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Coupe
Trim: 3.5
Year: 1971
Mileage: 51,088
VIN: 111-026-12-002355
Color: Bronze Metallic
Engine: 3.5L
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Parchment
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1971

1971 MERCEDES BENZ280SE 3.5 Coupe (W111)
Color: DB461 (Bronze Metallic) BODY
Color: DB462 (Tunis Metallic) ROOF
In 2015 the current had the engine rebuilt. Since 2015 the car may have about 300 miles on the new rebuilt engine. Older restoration, shows well overall with the factory very rare 2 tone.

The new interior leather was done with parchment leather, and the wood was also redone at that time. The body is very strong with no rust and a very solid and clean under-carriage. (SEE PICTURES)
Mechanically sound with a very solid and rebuild engine and fully serviced transmission.
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HISTORY of the W111 280SE 3.5: (Wikipedia)

A final model was added in August 1969, the 280 SE 3.5. The car was fitted with the brand-new M116 3499cc V8. It produced 200hp (150kW) at 5800 rpm, and a top speed of 210km/h (130mph) (205km/h (127mph) with automatic transmission) and a 0-100 at 9.5 seconds (11.5 for the auto). As one of several changes to modernize the aging design a lower, wider grille was incorporated; this was not a side-effect of enlarging the engine compartment to accommodate the V8 despite popular belief. Front and rear bumpers were also modified with the addition of rubber rub strips; the rear lenses changed to a flatter cleaner design. This change was carried across the standard 280SE. As the top of its range, the 280 SE 3.5 is seen as an ideological successor to the W112 300SE, though it lacked the W112's air suspension.

There were plans to place the larger M117 V8 engine in the W111 (the model would have been called 280 SE 4.5).

The last 280 SE was produced in January 1971, with the 280 SE 3.5 ending in July. The total production over the decade was: 220 SEb - 16,902, 250 SE - 6,213, 280 SE - 5,187, and 280 SE 3.5 - 4,502 units. Not including 3,127 W112 300 SE models, the grand total of 2-door W111 models was 32,804 of which 7,456 were convertibles.

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