**Regretfully Withdrawn** 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE ( W108)

Lot: 258

Estimate (£): 14,000 - 18,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 2.8L 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE ( W108) automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 101 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

**Regretfully Withdrawn** Will be offered fo sale at our May Sale


Patently cherished when new and now returned to its sparkling best...


  • UK-supplied in RHD. Last on the road in 1992 and has remained in storage until 2017
  • Substantially and sympathetically restored over the past 18 months 
  • Repainted in its original 'Rot Metallic' and presents beautifully. 
  • The interior is remarkable with cream MB-Tex seating, dark blue carpets and an excellent dash
  • Original handbook/service book, original tools and Jack, two keys, and a small collection of club awards from pre-92 when the Mercedes was shown at classic car clubs and rallies
  • Stylish and expensive in period, this is a really lovely classic Mercedes


Lot Details

Registration: VNP5 47L RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 2.8L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 29000
Model: 280 SE ( W108) MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 10801822098344

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 101 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Repainted in its original 'Rot Metallic'  and now presents very well with a few minor blemishes to paint (the odd chip). Chrome is in good overall condition. All door seals have been replaced as has the boot seal and sunroof seals. Front Fog /Spot Lamps


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The interior is beautiful. The seats, carpets and dash all indicate that the 29,000 miles may well be correct. Wood trim retains a period patina. Front and Rear Electric Windows, Electric Sunroof, Central Locking



Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine is smooth and runs well. It has had full ignition set replaced, fuel filters, rubber hoses, and fresh oil, plugs, antifreeze, air filters. Fuse board has been cleaned and fuses replaced.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Works as intended with fresh oil and filter. Changes smoothly, kicks down as required.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The car has new discs and pads all around and the calipers have been refurbished. Tyres are new. Central coil spring to rear has been upgraded. Steering tie rods replaced. If a modern firmer ride is required then I would suggest stiffer shocks... a personal choice.


Minor: Major:


Front and Rear Electric Window. Electric Sunroof. Central Locking. All electrical items are working as intended including the Kleine Clock which has been refurbished. Headlamp bulbs have been upgraded so you can now see at night! The audio speakers have been replaced but remain mounted behind original covers. The original 8 track Radiomobile accompanies the car and has been replaced with a Retro Bluetooth System.

Vehicle History


The car was in storage since 1992. There is a handbook and some assorted paperwork. Of note, the car also comes with a selection of badges and prizes that it received at classic car shows pre-1992.

The car has undergone a restoration over the past 18 months and includes the following

Replacement boot wells
Replacement Sills
Replacement Jacking Points
Any other area we felt necessary

Refurbished braking system including callipers , discs pads and fluids.

Full engine service including
All rubber hoses replaced
Plugs , leads, points, Distributor cap
All fluids replaced including gear box.

Ride height rear spring replaced.
New Door Seals
New Boot Seal
New Sunroof Seals
New Front to Rear Stainless Steel Exhaust.
14" Bundet " Mexican Hats' on fresh tyres.

The exterior has been repainted in original Rot metallic and presents beautifully.


About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history