1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 280 SE
Mileage 149614 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1968
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Brown
History Yes
VIN: 280SE000944

Following the logical nomenclature Mercedes-Benz used in the period, the 280SE’s badge signified an M130 2.8-liter inline-six engine under the hood. Its seven main bearings provide for notably smooth running. Equipped with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, the M130 was rated at 180 horsepower and was also used in the 280SL sports car. The engine in this 280SE is documented as original, with no rebuilds during its nearly 150,000-mile life. easy cold start, with steady idle. He indicates no leaks or weeps from the engine and says the four-speed automatic transmission shifts well and also does not leak. The tall greenhouse and semi-formal roofline shows the kind of delicate detail that makes these cars classics. The design allowed excellent outward visibility and generous headroom without looking boxy. Most critically, the seller indicates that this Mercedes is free of rust. Photos show the underbody and suspension to be quite clean. The car was repainted in its original Tobacco Brown color in the early 2000s.