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Buying a 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe

1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE CoupeIn 1969, those who loved the style and class of the Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe but thought the car was lacking power and performance would have nothing more to complain about. Running alongside the 280SE Coupe, Mercedes would introduce the 280SE 3.5, which offered a powerful 3.5L V-8 engine and all the style and grace of the earlier models. To accommodate the larger engine, the car’s front grille was widened and front and rear bumpers were modified with new rubber strips. The rear lenses would also change to a flatter, cleaner design a change that was carried across to the standard 280SE. Inside the car, a wood veneer option on the dashboard would become available and other minor changes including door lock buttons and different heater levers. Hubcaps on the Mercedes 280SE would again be changed, this time to a new one-piece design. The series would run in parallel until 1971. Perhaps the most sought-after in the lineup, if you’re searching for a 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe in either the 2.8L or 3.5L variation, you’ve come to the right place.

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1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe Buyer’s Guide

Equipped with the knowledge, resources and industry connections you need to be successful in the search for your next classic car, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to connect with them today. A leader in the classic car industry, they are happy to provide you with Buyer’s Tips for the 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE Coupe and other postwar Mercedes models. In total, 3,797 280SE Coupes and 3,270 280SE 3.5 Coupes would be manufactured throughout the production run. It is unknown exactly how many remain today, however one of the main culprits to plague these cars is rust. When investigating any model for purchase, always inspect the car thoroughly, including placing the car on a lift. If a seller is hesitant to let you do this, it is likely there is an issue. Additionally, always verify the authenticity of the model, particularly if you’re purchasing a 280SE 3.5 Coupe. You’ll want to ensure that the engine and chassis number match Mercedes production records and that a 3.5L engine was not added after the fact, which would reduce the value.

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