The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door saloons (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971).

Production began in late 1960, with the coupé making its debut at the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart in February of the next year. The convertible followed at the Frankfurt Auto Show a few months later. Almost identical to the coupé, its soft-top roof folded into a recess behind the rear seat and was covered by a tightly fitting leather «boot» in the same color as the seats.

In 1967 Mercedes-Benz updated the 250SE Coupe and Cabriolet with a larger engine and named the models 280SE. These were strictly a two-door design on the W111 platform which used the low grill while the W109 successor used a much larger grill.

With the 280SE Mercedes fitted a larger 2778cc engine which produced 160 bhp. This effectively retired the 300SE’s M189 V8 which had less power. Other slight changes to the 1967 280SE include one-piece hubcaps, different mirrors and an optional wood-veneer dashboard.

The beautiful example we are presenting today was converted into a convertible and restored 8 years ago in Germany at which time she was bought by her current owner. He enjoyed her the past 8 years at his vacation home in the South of Spain.

Well maintained, with some normal signs of wear, she comes with her history file and Belgian classic car registration.

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