Solid Survivor: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280E

Guys With Rides is pleased to offer Lot 167, a survivor-quality 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE four-door sedan, in an online, reserve-style auction format on behalf of the current caretaker.

Bidding is now open and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

After learning how to drive on a similar example, the seller came across this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE at an auction seventeen years ago and decide to buy it then. He has kept the car in usable condition ever since.

A California car all of its life, this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE sedan currently resides in Van Nuys, California.

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The Deets

Year: 1970
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 280SE
Location: Van Nuys, California
Mileage: 72,600
VIN:
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Red MBTex
Engine: 2.8L I6
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel: Gas

Current Bid: $600

The Mercedes-Benz 280SE was a variant of the W108/W109 S-Class introduced for the 1968 model year. The 280 SE was built on the shorter W108 chassis and was powered by Mercedes’ M130 engine. This fuel-injected 2.8L inline-six powerplant generated 138 horsepower that was sent to the rear wheels via either a standard 4-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Production of the W108/W109 280SE lasted until 1972, with a total of 91,051 examples built.

We will have a detailed description of this specific 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE later today; please check back soon!

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales year-to-date. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

Exterior Gallery

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Interior Gallery

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Underhood And Undercarriage Gallery

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Tires And Wheels Gallery

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If you have any questions about this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

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