In 1968, Mercedes-Benz presented the successor to the 250 SE model, with a chassis code W111, the Mercedes-Benz 280SE. It was produced until 1971, and around 1,390 examples of this model left the production lines. One of them, a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE is up for auction.
Mercedes-Benz 280SE is powered by a rebuilt 2.8-liter M130 inline-six engine, with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, producing 160 hp (119 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. It is mounted on steel 14″ wheels wrapped in GT Radial Champiro 75 tires. The engine was rebuilt last year which included a rebuilt fuel injection pump and replaced camshaft, crankshaft, oil pump, valves, lifters, pistons, piston rings, bearings, seals, timing chain and rails.
This car is finished in shade of Light Ivory, has been properly maintained and is in good condition. It is equipped with a soft roof, front vent windows, fog lights, dual side mirrors, chrome bumpers, top boot, suspension with independent double-wishbone front setup with coil springs along with, a rear single-joint swing axle with hydropneumatic compensating spring and level control , and power-assisted disc brakes at each corner.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in Cognac leather, which also covers the door panels, dash and rear bench. In front of the driver is a two-spoke steering wheel and instrument panel with a five-digit odometer showing 13,964 miles (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes three-point seat belts for the front occupants, power windows, a dashboard-mounted clock, a rear window defroster, air conditioning, a Becker AM/FM radio, and a Bluetooth module.
The car comes with refurbishment records, a tool kit, and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s trust.
The auction ends December 1 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $52,500.
Source: Bring a Trailer