Rare 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 Cabriolet Goes On Sale

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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 CabrioletHexagon Classics is delighted to offer for sale an extremely rare example of the timeless Mercedes-Benz 280. This right-hand-drive SE 3.5 Cabriolet version was handbuilt back in 1970 to extremely high standards, and it could well be the only RHD convertible 280 on sale in the world right now. The subject of a detailed restoration by Australia’s leading Mercedes-Benz restoration company, Sleeping Beauties of Brisbane, it is in incredible condition. Features include a super smooth four-speed, floor-mounted automatic gearbox, electric windows and a six-layer folding roof. With a refined but powerful V8 engine, excellent sound deadening and power steering, it all adds up to one of the most relaxing cars in the world, a four-seater cabriolet that can cruise along in classy quietness. This impeccable Mercedes comes in striking black paint, which contrasts beautifully with the luxurious red leather interior. On top of this, the car has its original handbook and detailed pictures of its full restoration. The 280 was first introduced in 1965 and was built to rival Rolls-Royce and Bentley Corniche Convertibles. This car is perfect for a Mercedes enthusiast looking to enjoy the one of the world’s most relaxing four-seater soft-top convertibles and is available to view at Hexagon’s central London showroom. Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, said: “Seeing a right-hand-drive Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 for sale is extremely rare, let alone one like this in such incredible condition. It’s one of the greatest cars in the German brand’s history and certainly deserves all the plaudits it gets. Sleeping Beauties of Brisbane has done sterling work restoring this stunning car, and a lucky buyer can now profit from their brilliance and Mercedes’ expertise.”Tags:,