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The Matching, Immaculately Conserved, Ultra Low Mileage Mercedes “Twins”

Why you should buy an Mercedes 280se, 3.5?

To start this is not only the most reliable car that Mercedes Benz has ever build, this is a car that you can drive long distance without worrying if you will arrive at your destination. For the last 20 years I drive an 3.5 on the south of France. For us this is our family car. The car have enough luggage space and that is a must for us. Further the production of those cars are lower than the 300SL. You can be sure that this a good investment.

Today I would like to present you this unique and original car, 3.5 cabriolet, DB904, Midnight Blue exterior with a 265 Parchment Leather interior and Dark Blue German canvas convertible top with Makassar Ebony wood trim. This 3.5 Cabriolet is not only original, but is in virtually the same condition as the day left the factory. The car is also accompanied by the “Birth Certificates “issued by the Mercedes Benz factory in Germany.

It is 100% original paint, leather, carpet, and chrome, in flawless condition. The outer top was replaced with the original German material and all seals on the doors and trunk were replaced. Mechanically, it has been fully sorted by the Mercedes Benz Classic Center in Irvine, Ca. to function as new. When this “Original” Mercedes 3.5 Cabriolet was shown in Concour d’Elegance competition it has taken first prize over 3.5 Cabriolets that were fully restored.

This is the desirable floor shift model with Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Windows and Brakes. It has all keys, books, tools, build cards, warranty plate and service history. It also has the original (unused) spare tire with the original hang tag still.

1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

This 1971 280SE 3.5 cabriolet was purchased new from the Mercedes Benz dealer in Colorado Springs, Co. in January, 1971 by a young lady who lived in Tucson, Az. She drove the Mercedes back to Arizona and kept a diary of her trip, which is still with the car. She also drove it to Las Vegas several times and documented those trips as well.

In 1978, the 3.5 Cabriolet was sold to Karl Keller, a well known Southern California collector of mint low mileage Mercedes vehicles. At the time the car was purchased by Keller it had just over 16,000 miles. Additionally his collection included an original low mileage 1937 540K Cabriolet; a 1955 300SL Gullwing, a 1962 300SL Roadster as well as a 1937 540K Mercedes Special Roadster.

This particular car was the featured 3.5 cabriolet in the 1983 book “Mercedes for the Road “by Henry Rasmussen. At the time the book was published, the car still had just over 16,000 miles on it.

The car is for sale by MERCEDES PAS CLASSIC CARS

the car is now in Belgium. For further information contact Mercedes pas /

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