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Lot No. 657 - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe (W111)

Sold for: £64,103

On offer directly from author, composer and recording artist, Hugh Cornwell.
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  • Introduced in 1969, the W111 280SE 3.5 stood at the head of the 'New Generation' S-Class
  • Styled by design legend Paul Bracq and powered by a turbine-smooth, 3.5-litre V-8 
  • Just 1,232 top-of-the-line 280SE 3.5 Cabriolets were built in total for the 1970-71 model years
  • This fabulous example was the subject of an in-depth bodywork restoration in 2002 including floors, wings, doors and boot floor (£8,500)
  • Superbly presented in Mercedes Red Metallic with a black leather interior
  • Owned for 28 years by Hugh Cornwell (lead guitar and vocals, The Stranglers 1974-90)
  • Supplied with original handbooks and photographic evidence of the build from 2002
  • Elegant, refined and luxurious, this design masterpiece continues to be celebrated today

 

Year of manufacture:
1971
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Chassis number:
11102622003133
# of cylinders:
8
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
3.5
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
XSR 598K
Model:
280 SE Coupe
Engine number:
116980/22/002714
Interior colour:
Black
Odometer Reading:
38264
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

84 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Chrome bumpers both front and rear are very good, brightwork around the glass does have some pitting.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Just had new fuel pump fitted and also water pump.

Transmission

Gears:

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Clutch:

Running gear

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Chassis:

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Electrics

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Vehicle History

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