This car as been marked as 'sold' and is no longer for sale.

1966 Mercedes-Benz W211 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet #2122

Blue with Grey Leather (278) / 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

£149,995

SLSHOP showroom listing

1966 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet (W211) #2122 Blue with Grey Leather *RETURNED*

Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

1966 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet (W211) #2122

Benefits from later 2.8 litre engine, expertly restored in 2011 and cherished by one owner since then

Mid Blue Metallic with Grey Leather Trim

A seminal car in the Mercedes-Benz back catalogue, the 220, 250, 280 and 280 3.5 Cabriolets make up four of the most iconic, desirable and collectible vehicles ever produced by the Stuttgart brand.

Owned by the upper echelons of society, the lawyers, bankers and Hollywood stars who loved these cars enjoyed a luxurious interior flush with the chrome, leather and burred walnut.

Total production numbers for the 220, 250 280 and 280 3.5 Cabriolets combined stretch to less than 6,500 units – not nearly enough to satiate worldwide demand for these palatial open motorcars.

The 220SE Cabriolet enjoyed the longest production run of the three, spanning 50 months with 2,729 made.

At just over 1.6 tons the 2.2 litre M127 engines fitted to the 220SE Cabriolet and it’s 118hp output could be described as adequate, but not ample. Although the 2.5 litre replacement alleviated the perceived power deficit somewhat, it wasn’t until the 280SE and then 280 3.5 V8 that the car really got the power plant that it’s weight and stature deserved.

The V8 engined car would be the final swansong for this wonderful four seater open cabriolet, a car that would not find a true successor in the Mercedes-Benz range until the W124 Cabriolet arrived in 1991.

A wonderful opportunity to acquire what is arguably the most stylish form of open air transport for four adults.

Condition:

This Mercedes-Benz has been hand-picked by SLSHOP’s sales team due to its high calibre status. Every inch of this vehicle’s exterior, interior and mechanicals have been inspected by SLSHOP’s workshops to ensure the vehicle meets our world leading standards. While every effort has been made to offer pristine vehicles, there will be some age-related marks, unless otherwise stated.

History:

About this car: Coming from an established car collection in the Cotswolds, this car was purchased by the current owner in 2012. Restored through 2010 and 2011 by established Mercedes-Benz specialist John Haynes, this car was completed to concours standard inside, outside and underneath. During the restoration this car was fitted with the later 2.8 litre (M130) unit for better performance. The rear axle was upgraded at the same time; which combined with the more powerful engine offers a more enjoyable drive. The increased power is handled by upgraded brakes, now dual circuit all round.

The bodywork was overhauled to a very high standard, taken back to bare metal including the underside and all floor pans. All the metalwork was stone chipped underneath, before priming and painting could take place. The car was fully mopped and polished, with waxoyl applied to all relevant areas.

Under the bonnet the engine was completely dismantled, then reassembled with new valves, camshaft, alternator, coolant hoses, oil hoses, water pump, temperature sensor, vacuum hoses, fuel, air, oil and choke filters. A significant amount of time and energy went into the beating heart of this car, including an all new ignition system, fresh engine mountings and all oil seals and belts.

The brakes, steering and suspension were spared no expense, being virtually all new. Likewise the rear axle enjoyed new rubbers and mountings. The gearbox, exhaust, and fuel system were overhauled to the same high standard, with the use of new parts where old parts were beyond repair. Also listed in the extensive works file are new rubbers, chrome mouldings, bumpers and of course, a Becker radio with new speakers.

This would be categorised as a concours restoration, with everything replaced or refreshed, including the wood and chrome. The car is in impeccable condition, ready to be displayed at any classic car show. It is beautifully presented and drives ‘on the button’, exactly as a good classic Mercedes-Benz should. Since 2012 this car has attended SLSHOP for each annual service, being collected and delivered from the vendors house. There is a file detailing works completed, with Bruce personally having spent around an hour behind the wheel for inspection purposes during each visit. Included in the documents that accompany this car are details of around £3,000 spent recently rectifying small niggles in line with long term classic car ownership, as well as an interim service. We have also greased all of the relevant steering & suspension components, as well as all locks and catches. To build a car of this calibre in today’s money would require an investment well north of £250,000, making the advertised price of this car look like somewhat of an impressive investment. Ready to be used, shown and enjoyed in equal measure, an iconic and delightfully appointed classic car for all occasions.

£149,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 1966
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • Grey Leather (278)
  • Petrol

SLSHOP SHORWOOM:

Our world-leading collection of vehicles, our unrivalled warranty and servicing plans, our award-winning craftsmen and our dedication to the Mercedes-Benz community. These are the reasons we have sold over 1000 cars to enthusiasts and collectors based in over 100 different countries.

WHY CHOOSE SLSHOP?

UNRIVALLED STANDARDS

Each Mercedes-Benz sold by SLSHOP is unrivalled in condition and usability. Our experts have prepared the vehicle for you to use and enjoy for years to come.

LEARN MORE
12 MONTH WARRANTY

Benefit from a unique 12 month mechanical and transmission warranty, as well as a 36 month Bulk Head warranty.

LEARN MORE
CARE SERVICING PLAN

Take advantage of our industry leading certified servicing investment plan. CARE removes the hassle from routine servicing and give you access to exclusive benefits.

LEARN MORE

BOOK A VIEWING &
CONSULTATION

Meet our model experts for a one-to-one consultation to discuss your desired specification, your enjoyment and financial objectives.

BOOK HERE
PREPARED BY EXPERT CRAFTSMEN

Our award winning craftsmen spend hours preparing your Mercedes-Benz, inspecting every detail to ensure your new Mercedes-Benz meets yours and our world-leading standards.

MORE THAN JUST A SHOWROOM

Join our family – SLSHOP, it’s a way of life. Buying a Mercedes-Benz from SLSHOP gives you immediate access to our community of enthusiasts. Take part in tours around the UK, or join us for a Petrolhead Pilgrimage to Mercedes-Benz World.

SELL YOUR CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ HERE

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Discover everything you need to know about Mercedes-Benz SLs with the world’s largest specialist. An exhaustive source of information for buying, selling and owning a classic Mercedes-Benz SL.

CLASSIC MERCEDES MARKET

Stay informed with our quarterly assessment of the classic Mercedes-Benz market, as we un-pick the trends across our core models as well as the wider Mercedes-Benz model range.

VISIT JOURNAL

CLASSIC MERCEDES BUYING GUIDES

We outline what to look for when considering making a purchase of a Mercedes-Benz SL. Visit SLSHOP Journal for the most extensive inventory of Mercedes-Benz content.

VISIT JOURNAL
Frequently Asked Questions
SLSHOP VERIFIED CAR FAQ
This car as been marked as 'sold' and is no longer for sale.