Produced from 1968 to 1972, the Mercedes Benz 280SE saw more than 91,000 units roll off the production line during its lifetime. The 280SE also offered a 2.8-liter M130 engine, which was the last and largest of the “mid-sized” SOHC or Single Over Head Camshaft six-cylinder inline engines produced by Mercedes. While many critics proclaimed the car as a “fintail without the fintails,” the 1967 Mercedes Benz 280SE was not necessarily praised for its looks, but more for its well-known reliability, as proof of excellent and renowned German engineering. Its other claim to fame, the Mercedes 280SE and its sister models were known for ending nearly a decade of the Ponton family of autos, ranging from 1953 to 1962. No matter what your reason for falling in love with the 1967 Mercedes 280SE, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be happy to assist you in finding your dream classic car.
During its time, the 1967 Mercedes Benz 280SE saw great success in West Germany and in export markets including North America and Southeast Asia. Today, many collectors and European classic car enthusiasts turn to the Mercedes 280SE W108 as a great everyday or weekend driver. If you’re considering the purchase of one of these classic cars, Los Angeles dealership The Beverly Hills Car Club offers the following Buyer’s Tips. First, be sure to have a thorough inspection performed on the vehicle, including a comprehensive check for rust. These models are notoriously rust prone, particularly now that they are more than thirty years old. Second, having the history of a car or a paper trail of owners can increase the value of a classic car. It is in your best interest to gather as much information as you can from the sellers. Lastly, it is always best to purchase from a California classic car dealership such as The Beverly Hills Car Club to better ensure you are in fact buying a legitimate classic. Their team can assist you in matching chassis number with engine numbers and Mercedes records to provide the proof you need to feel confident.
When you’re ready to explore the options available to you among the 1967 Mercedes Benz 280SE models, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to tour their inventory at your leisure. Connect with them today to get started!
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