1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Saloon

Few owners, the current since 1993; restored and repainted in the mid-1990s and only lightly used since; right-hand drive W108 Series with automatic gearbox in attractive colour combination

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SE was produced in sedan, coupe and convertible versions. Designed by Friedrich Geiger, who also styled  the 300SL Gullwing, these elegant designs still turn heads today. Power for the 280 SE came from a 2.8-litre inline-six engine that produced 180 horsepower by way of Bosch fuel injection.

BEG844J was first registered in February 1971 and only had two owners before the current vendor. The original owner was apparently the Welsh actor and comedian Mr Stan Sennet. The current owner purchased the car in February 1993 for the princely sum of £725! At this time the car underwent an extensive restoration which included four new Mercedes doors, new sills, rear panels and bottom well recess. There were new seals fitted throughout and the car resprayed in the original Mercedes silver two pack paint. There are invoices for the work carried out.

Since the work, the car has been garaged and only used in dry weather for shows and the like. The engine was changed in the period 2000-2003 when the car was off the road, the donor engine coming from the same year and model.

For more information contact nigel.mainard@brightwells.com

Reg No: BEG844J
Chassis Number: 10801822077481
Engine Number: 13098022059861
Engine Size: 2778CC
Docs: V5C, old style V5, 15 old MOT's, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £10,000-12,000

Lot 35

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £8,600
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