1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe
Sold
Final bid:$82,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveSold
19 bids, 19 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 280SE
  • VIN: 11102612001784
  • Mileage Shown: 44,348mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Moss Green
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33409
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0042275

Succeeding the unibody "Ponton" models of the 1950s, the W111 series was produced between 1959-1971, with the 280SE 3.5 being the latest model added to the range in 1969.  It debuted with styling updates along with a new M116 3.5-liter M116 V8 engine rated at 200 HP. This 1971 example is a 280SE 3.5 Coupe that was refurbished between 2015 and 2017 including a repaint in the original Moss Green color, new Olive Green leather upholstery, re-plated brightwork, and mechanical service. This W111 Coupe is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

This 280SE was refinished in its original color of Moss Green in 2015 along with re-plating of the chrome brightwork and replacements of the rubber seals and bumpers. Driving lamps have been installed and the right taillight assembly was replaced with a new OEM part in 2019. Equipment includes chrome bumpers, rocker moldings, and wheel arch flares, a polished driver’s side mirror, dual exhaust tips, a fender-mounted antenna, and 14” steel wheels with body-colored hubcaps and Uniroyal Tigerpaw tires. Noted imperfections include scratches around the passenger-side headlight and rear quarter panel and a paint chip on the driver’s side door. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin was refurbished in 2015 with new Olive Green leather, matching carpets, and a beige headliner along with refinished wood trim by Madeira Concepts. Accessories include a black two-spoke steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows, a power sunroof, a VDO quartz clock, a column-mounted gear selector, and a Becker Mexico radio.

This W111 is equipped with a 3.5-liter M116 V8 engine with Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and an originally rated output of 200 HP and 211 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven through a 4-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. Stopping power comes from four-wheel disc brakes. The power steering pump and steering box were reportedly resealed in 2018 and the fluids have been changed in preparation for sale.

This sale will include a clean title. 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $82,000
  • Auction End: Apr 15, 2024 06:40:12PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 19
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  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Sold for $82,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $82,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • Gaberdacker 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $79,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $77,000

  • biggphil 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $76,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $74,000

  • biggphil 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $69,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • biggphil 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • kgtkgtkgt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $64,000

  • hbermanlaw 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $62,250

  • biggphil 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello @everyone,

    1 hour left for this beautiful 1971 W111 280SE 3.5 to find a new owner!


    This classic mercedes includes:

    – A clean Florida Title
    – Owner’s Manual and Books
    – Service Records
    – Restoration Records
    – Tools Kit
    – Jack

    – Repainted by Palm Beach Classics in its original 834 G Moss Green
    – Completely Reupholstered by Palm Beach Classics
    – All the chrome are redone and looks as new.
    – All the woods were redone by Madera and reinstalled by Palm Beach Classics.
    – Mechanical works during the previous 8 years.

    The car drives like a dream and is ready to be enjoyed.

    We can help get this car anywhere it needs to go, just ask if you need help after the auction.
    Good luck!
    Palm Beach Classics

  • JakeMacZ 2 months, 1 weekago

    Why are so many of the Pcar pictures coming out in this weird aspect ratio .

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello @everyone,

    24 hours left to find a new owner for this 280SE 3.5.
    This car is in an amazing condition and the color combo is just beautiful. You will not find many classic Mercedes in this green color.

    Please, feel free to reach out to us if you have any question!

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Hello @everyone and thank you for looking at our 1971 280SE 3.5 Coupe. This is a beautiful example that deserves a new happy owner! We are adding pictures of the OEM chrome exhaust tips that was not installed at the time when we took the pictures. Reach out to us if you have any question!

    Have a good day everyone!

  • OSI 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Unbridled2020 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • MarcelStillekens 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • TheGerman 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello @JohnBlackyoldtimer,

    thank you for the comment. We might see or think that the driver's door has a gap compared to the front/rear fender.
    I am attaching pictures that I just took to show that the door is lining up with the other parts of the car.
    Let me know if those pictures give an answer to your question.

  • JohnBlackyoldtimer (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Look at pictures 5,6 and 46.

  • henryr 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello @JohnBlackyoldtimer,

    The winner wanted to finance the car and it was not approved.
    Driver's door hanging ? can you point me the picture where you can see this detail ?

    Have a good day ( I am attaching a picture of the car being in our showroom)

  • JohnBlackyoldtimer (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello, I also followed the auction on BaT. I'm very surprised that the winner of the auction with the highest bid on BaT didn't have the financial resources to buy the car. BaT is very strict here if someone bids and doesn't want to pay. The winner also purchased a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL for $243,500.00. I can't believe that finances were the sole reason. I noticed the driver's door hanging and asked for clarification, which was never forthcoming. I would appreciate it if the seller would provide more clarification here.

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @2015zo6Corvette We are always happy to have people coming to see the car in person.
    Please, use the contact button on top of this page so we can send you the address of our showroom.

    Have a good day

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @2015zo6Corvette Good morning, A/C does work yes.

  • 2015zo6Corvette (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Can I come see the car I live in st lucie Cty fl

  • 2015zo6Corvette (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Does car need anything. A c works? Any leaks.

  • 2015zo6Corvette 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Good morning @shy,

    The winner for the auction with the highest bid on BaT did not have the fund for buying the car. Considering that the post-auction services on BaT is not really responsive, we decided to move forward and list the car on Pcar.

    Have a good day

  • shy (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    I saw this car sale on BAT what happened.

  • PalmBeachClassics (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello @everyone,
    Thank you for checking at our beautiful 1971 W111 280SE 3.5 coupe.

    This car is delivered with its original color (moss green) and we have completely redone the interior including leathers, woods, instruments…

    This W111 shows no rust and drives like a dream as you can see in the driving video.

    The delivery of the car will include a clean title, original books, a factory tool kit as well as the maintenance records.

    Good luck to all!

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe
Final bid: $82,000 Sold
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