Selling a 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet


1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet
1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet

The 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet and Coupe models found themselves offered with a new 3.5L V8 engine in addition to the 2.6L inline-six for the first time. This increased horsepower from 160 to 200 and lb. ft. of torque rose from 180 to 210. Mercedes engineers referred to the new engine as the “engine of tomorrow,” offering direct Bosch fuel injection, transistorized ignition, and dropping the 280SE model’s 0-60 time below 10 seconds; not easy considering it weighed more than 4,500 lbs. Customers could opt for the inline-six engine if they wanted better gas mileage. The German automaker built the 1970 Mercedes Benz 280E Cabriolet with an incredibly stiff unit-body construction, increasing rigidity and providing a ride that could not be matched at the time. The 280SE offered performance features that wouldn’t be seen in other car manufacturers until much, much later, such as independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.


1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

If you’re considering opening your garage for more projects or collectible and are thinking about selling your 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, The Alex Manos team is delighted to offer you the following Seller’s Tips to help keep you on the right track. First, buyers will expect that because you have the Cabriolet model, the interior will be more worn than that of a Coupe. More often exposed to the elements, interior leather can become cracked and worn, and leather and wood trim on the dash and door panels can get damaged. If your 280SE Cabriolet offers pristine interior, be sure to advertise this. Likewise, if it offers fair condition interior, be up front with buyers from the beginning. Buyers may also ask for documentation regarding ownership history, maintenance and any repairs that have been done over the years. If you have these documents, be prepared to share them and always allow serious buyers to perform a pre-purchase inspection to verify the documents.



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When you’re ready to sell your 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, or any classic Mercedes, the team at is standing by to take your call and looks forward to learning more about your classic. Always in the market to purchase classics that fit into their collection, they are happy to offer top dollar, payable in cash, on the spot. Connect today to get started and to be one step closer to finding a great home for your Benz.


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