1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 4-speed manual – REVISIT

The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe with the 4-speed manual gearbox we featured early this year is back up on offer, having been previously listed at $84,500. These cars were classics with a modern heart. With the manual gearbox, it’s quite the rare W111.

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The below post originally appeared on our site January 25, 2015:

As rare as the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe is, we’ve featured a few of them over the past couple years here at GCFSB. Even more rare are those W111 3.5 Coupes equipped with the 4-speed manual transmission. They don’t come up for sale often, but here’s another one on offer in Florida, this one having just undergone a restoration. It is estimated that just over 100 of these 280SE 3.5 Coupes left the factory with a 4-speed manual, and fewer still exist in the US. If you want a classic Mercedes-Benz that’s unique, there are few better options.


Year: 1970
Model: 280SE
Engine: 3.5 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 51,108 mi
Price: Reserve auction



280SE 3.5 Coupe

Manual Transmission with Sunroof and A/C

This very nice 280SE 3.5 was restored a few months ago.

Complete new paint DB462, (sand blasted to the metal).

Complete new bamboo leather interior.

Complete new velour carpet.

New seal kit.

Complete service and tune up with a long list.

This is a very nice 3.5 to own today, the color of the leather truly compliment the exterior paint.

No rust, no damages, no accident.

100’s of photos showing the restoration.

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It might look like gold paintwork, but that’s Tunis Beige you are looking at on this car. The 280SE got a recent boost by way of Jerry Seinfeld in an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. While the car he piloted was a 1970 280SE Cabriolet, he summed the purpose of these coupes and cabriolets fairly well. These were hand built machines made for people of the upper classes who would accept nothing but the best. At the high end, these 3.5 coupes are pushing close to six figures. We saw a non-restored 1971 280SE 3.5 4-speed manual with over 100k miles back in July up for sale at $67,500. Given the restoration work and the rare gearbox, the price here is not too far off the mark.


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  1. What a wonderful car.
    Interesting that the car seems to be restored to a high level of detail and quality. Yet in the Ebay ad they zoom in on a picture of the battery cable that was totally crap!
    I guess that is better than all CAPS in the ad.

  2. My holy grail of earlier Big Benz. I passed up a number of these back in the eighties when I was on the hunt for one in California. Even one had a stick if I recall correctly. They were all pretty run down and some of them pretty rusty. That said if I has money to blow this is the one……………even though it’s in Florida and peddled by a dealer….two of personal no-no’s

  3. Another of my favorites; and in its finest mechanical combination albeit not my favorite colors. Alas, this car will NEVER bring that kind of cash. A convertible? Sure. A coupe that was all original in that condition, perhaps. But, a restored coupe, never.

  4. how do u submit a car here , cant find link or email that workds

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