This superb Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet is being auctioned
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This superb Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet is being auctioned

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If you’ve got a crush on classic, beautiful and expressive cars – and of course, the right amount of money – you might want to book a place for the auction where this Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet is being offered.

In the early 1970s, Mercedes-Benz built what many believe was the finest automobile in the world. Those who liked driving in open air had no finer choice than the Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet (W108), a car of great appeal for worldwide enthusiasts.

This particular 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet model is a right-hand drive version, one of the just 68 right-hand drive 280SE Cabrio models ever produced. But we know passion has no limits and you don’t have to be from Australia or UK in order to buy this beauty.

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However, you might have to travel to UK as the 280SE Cabrio is being offered during a sale event hosted by Silverstone Auctions. At the time it made its debut, the 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet was Mercedes-Benz’s fastest, most luxurious and most expensive convertible at that time: there’s a 3.5-litre V8 engine under the hood and that stands for 201 hp.

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According to its owner – who, by the way, owns one of the world’s largest restoration companies – sent it to his facility and instructed the staff to “make it as good, if not better than the way it came from the factory”. This means that a full bare metal re-spray was conducted in black and all the chrome work has been refreshed.

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In addition, the V8 engine has been completely rebuilt along with the 4-speed automatic transmission, brakes and suspension. However, the car is estimated to be sold for a price between $319,000-$400,000. But we think its safe to that that even if the price tag is by no means a small one, paying such a large amount for such a car is totally worth it.

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