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Mercedes White | Coupé | 4 Speed Automatic | 2.8 litre straight 6 | 89,048 miles showing | SOLD

WPCS 2.1.0

Built from 1961 - 1972, the Mercedes-Benz W111 coupés remain among the marque’s most distinctive and elegant models. Sharing mechanicals with the W111 “fintail” sedans, the coupés introduced a more mature fin-less style.

The 280 SE introduced in 1968 was the final six-cylinder version of the series, more agile than American luxury coupés and with negligible direct European competition. The 280 SE’s badge signified an M130 2.8 litre inline-six engine under the hood. Its seven main bearings provide for notably smooth running. Equipped with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, the M130 was rated at 180 horsepower and was also used in the 280 SL sports car.

The W111 Mercedes-Benz models featured independent suspension, including at the rear by swing axles and a central, horizontal “compensating” coil spring.

The 280 SE has a classically simple interior layout that underscores the attention to detail and quality of materials used, including long-lasting leather and genuine polished wood.

The tall greenhouse and semi-formal roofline shows the kind of delicate detail that makes these cars classics. The design allowed excellent outward visibility and generous headroom without looking boxy.

This Australian delivered new by York Motors into Sydney, car is coming its original wallet full with all its books and manuals. This makes for the perfect classic Benz to invest in.

The car presents exceptionally well being in original condition. As you walk around this classic Benz, you straight away recognise that all the past owners have given their love and attention to all areas of the car.

The exterior paint has had some excellent attention, in the past and gives the car a fresh look without impeding on originality. Sitting in the driver’s seat, you recognise that you are sitting in a time capsule as the leather is all original. Turn the ignition key and the strong German built motor breaths to life with ease. The motor drives well and smooth with the transmission flowing through the gears as it did when new. The motor has had been maintained by experts with all areas serviced or replaced, to ensure reliability.

Within 5 minutes of viewing this classic Benz, you will understand with confidence that the car has had the right life and will be a fulsome journey of ownership.

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