Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 1971 280SE 3.5 convertible
Location: Santa Barbara,CA
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Basics on 111.026 Cpe & 111.027 Cvt...they made 3,270 Cpe and 1,232 Cvt. Production August 69/July 71. Some 802 Cvts and 495 Cpes came into US in 70 and 71. The reason for so few coupes is that the Europeans wanted an all weather car for snow etc. The convertibles are now running $90,000 plus. For need nothing cvt over $100,000. The coupes have not gone up much even tho they are very beautiful cars. I have both and closely follow them. The coupes, depending on condition, are going for $25,000 plus to about $38,000.I
have never seen a fully restored coupe for sale. I think these are "sleepers" and should be bought These are first rate MB collecter cars and real MB fans have them in their collections. Outstanding machines and the most expensive cars in the Mercedes line in 70 and 71 (except for 600's). Luxurious and real quality. Expensive to restore mechanically so buy a good one that does not need a lot of mechanical work.