Selling a 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet


1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet
1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet

First launched at the end of 1967 the Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet and Coupe models were designed to be the more powerful and sleek successor to the 250SE, which had a short but illustrious run. Under the hood, buyers would find a new 2.8L engine that boasted 180hp when combined with Bosch mechanical fuel injection. Later, in 1969, the 280SE 3.5 would be released with an even more powerful 3.5L V-8 engine. It would run alongside the 280SE until the end of 1971. One of the more successful years for the Cabriolet body style, approximately 1,390 280SE Cabriolets were produced from 1968 to 1971, while 3,797 Coupe models would be produced. If you’re thinking about selling your 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, there is certainly a large pool of buyers out there looking for these exceptional models. The Alex Manos team, a California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals, is happy to provide the following Seller’s Tips to help you with your decision.


1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

When selling a 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, condition is everything. These are large cars with a commanding presence and meticulous craftsmanship; a complete restoration is quite costly. Educated buyers will always want to inspect the car thoroughly for both rust and mechanics. Some of the most rust-prone areas that you may want to check ahead of time include the headlight buckets, the edges of the wheel wells and in the doors and rocker panels. Because trim pieces are hard to find, trim condition and completeness is also important to many buyers. 280SE Cabriolet models, due to their open top, are usually in rougher shape than the Coupe models. As a seller, you should always indicate to buyers the true condition of your 280SE Cabriolet to avoid any hiccups. These are just some of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team recommends to those with a 280SE Cabriolet of any model-year.



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A renowned California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals, the team at would be delighted to learn more about your classic. If your model fits into their collection, they are happy to offer top dollar in cash and can pick up from any location in the United States, even Alaska. To learn more or to discuss your 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, connect with their team today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find a new home for your Mercedes. Connect today!


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