In 1968, the 'New Generation' of upscale Mercedes-Benz models, alternatively known as the S-Class, was introduced. These carefully refined five-passenger automobiles continued a tradition of hand-crafted quality and superior engineering, while their formal, classically-inspired styling featured the discreet use of chrome to produce what many consider to be a timeless design. In particular, the coupe was designed to be an enclosed sports car with an extremely clean and sophisticated body design. Underneath the body, a unitized chassis featured an advanced design with structural reinforcements that provided great rigidity and safety. As expected, interior appointments were a magnificent combination of leather, wood, and chrome.
Base power for "S" models was provided by a 2.8-liter, inline six-cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft and dual carburetors, producing 157 horsepower. In SE trim, the "E" stood for "Einspritzung" or fuel injection, and horsepower rose to 180. Capable of top speeds of 120 miles per hour, the 280 SE utilized a sophisticated, fully independent suspension, resulting in taut, responsive handling that made the 280 SE one of the most satisfying Mercedes-Benz models to drive.
A very attractive example, this particular 1969 280 SE Coupe is a good, solid, running and driving car that has been sympathetically refurbished as needed by its last owner. It has been recently repainted and the exterior presents well with glossy paint and good panel fit. The interior is also presentable, in good overall condition and generally very clean including the carpets, door panels and headliner. The dashboard is intact with all of its proper gauges and controls and remains in good overall condition as well.The exterior chrome is generally clean and looks nice. It is equipped with air conditioning and power windows. This car can be used as-is or easily improved upon as you enjoy driving it. It is a clean and very solid example that presents well and will make a great driving car for the next owner.
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