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Buying a 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet

1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE CabrioletWhile Coupe models of the Mercedes Benz 280SE can often be found in better condition since they were generally protected from the elements thanks to their hard top, it is the 280SE Cabriolet models that are some of the most sought-after. When thinking about buying a 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet, or any 280SE Cabriolet for that matter, it is important to understand that you may have to put a little bit more work into the restoration process. Exposed to the elements, interior leather can be cracked and worn more than the Coupe counterparts, wood and leather trim on the dash and door panels may also be more worn, and the carpet may have faded over the years. To many classic car collectors looking for a 1970 280SE, these items may not be that big of a deal, but they are important factors to take into consideration when preparing a budget for the purchase and restoration of your classic.

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1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet Buyer's Tips

While the 280SE began production at the end of 1967, it wouldnt be until 1969 that the 280SE 3.5L would join the lineup and run alongside the standard version for a few years. As you might expect, the V-8 3.5L versions are perhaps the most sought-after, although the V-6 standard versions are not far behind. In total, 1,390 Cabriolet models in the standard form were produced, while 1,232 Cabriolet models in the 3.5L were produced. The chassis prefix for the 280SE standard version is 11.025 and the 3.5L's chassis prefix is 111.027. Knowing these prefixes can help you distinguish the 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Cabriolet you're looking at and can help authenticate any potential purchase.

A California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Car Club is known for providing classic car buyers with the Buye'rs Tips and Guides they need to be successful in today's classic car market. Whether you're looking for a 1970 Mercedes Benz Cabriolet as your everyday driver or would like to find a good quality example for your next restoration, let their team be your guide. Be sure to check out their online inventory and connect today to discuss your specific desires. They look forward to hearing from you soon.

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