1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 By Driversource

For the buyers who were in the market for a convertible in 1971, there was no finer choice in the world than the 280 SE 3.5 cabriolet.

It was the fastest, most lavish, and most expensive convertible offered by Mercedes-Benz – arguably the finest automobile manufacturer in the world at the time. In addition to the mechanically advanced and uprated V8 engine, inside the car, passengers are treated to the level of understated elegance that one would expect in a car of this caliber. Burled walnut dashboards and sumptuous leather seating ensured that the passengers not only drove in style, but in utmost comfort. Nineteen seventy-one was the only year that this model was imported into the U.S., with just 802 reported entering the U.S. Mercedes would not build another four-place convertible for over 20 years.

Offered here is a U.S.-delivery 3.5L, column-shifted automatic in cabriolet form. 002151 was completed in July of 1970 wearing Medium Blue Metallic paint with Dark Blue top, over Blue leather appointments and carpeting.

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