One of the most esoteric post-war Mercedes automobiles is the 280SE 3.5 W111 model. Built for a period of less than two years, from August 1969 to July 1971, fewer than 500 of these low grille V-8 Coupés were sold in the U.S. Carrying a whopping MSRP of $14,509.00 thirty years ago, this should come as no surprise. Squarely placed in Rolls Royce Corniche territory, those who could afford the best were fortunate if they could even obtain a 3.5 from their local Mercedes Benz dealer, such was the exclusivity of this amazing motorcar.


Hans’ 280SE/C 3.5