280SE 3.5 COUPE
In 1971, this Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 was delivered to its first owner, based in Philadelphia (US). In 1993, the car was registered under another name, but it would appear that the car remained in the same family. This was also the time when it was decided to switch from the original colour, Dunkeloliv (291), to burgundy red. In 2010, with 80,627 miles on the clock, the car was brought to Europe and came into the hands of a Dutch aficionado. He ordered a major overhaul of the mechanicals and invested some 22,500 euros in these works. The engine, the undercarriage, the breaks, the gearbox, everything really was revised to bring the mechanicals of the car into top condition. The invoices provide a detailed overview of the work that was carried out. The operation included the purchase of a set of crown cap wheel rims, so these alloy wheels were not delivered ex factory, but they do match the style of that era and are supplied separately. After the technical revision, not much driving was done: just a few thousands of kilometres. In 2016, the car was passed into the hands of the current owner, again a Dutch collector. Even though the burgundy red bodywork was actually still immaculate, it was his wish to respray the body back to its original dark green colour. The interior of the car was never touched and is in a fantastic condition. The air conditioning has recently been revised as well to bring it up to date with current standards. A large file containing information about the car, recent and historic invoices as well as original instruction booklets will come with this beautiful car.