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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet / 111.027.12.000963 Vehicle Information

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE
Sold for $434,000 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Mercedes-Benz built 1,232 examples of the 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet between 1969 and 1971, which meant - on average - 13 cars were built per week. These hand-built automobiles were elegant, exclusive, and expensive. This particular example was completed in April of 1970 and was one of just 870 units produced for the model year. It wears a factory-correct 'triple black' color scheme, and came from the factory with power windows, air conditioning, floor-shifted automatic transmission, and Becker Europa Radio with an automatic retractable antenna.

The current owner acquired the Mercedes in 2008 from Roy Orbison's widow, Barbara Orbison. Since then, this 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet has been professionally refinished in its factory-correct black paintwork, and the interior trim was similarly refinished. Over $30,000 of regular mechanical work was performed, with two major service regimens provided in October 2009 and April 2015.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2021



2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $434,000

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 111.025.12.004293
Sold for USD$192,640
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 111.027.12.000758
Sold for USD$198,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 111.027.12.000963
Sold for USD$434,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE
Chassis#: 108.018.12.063255
Sold for USD$23,100
  2021 Gooding & Co : May : Geared Online
 
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE
Chassis#: 11102612001474
Sold for USD$77,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
Sold for USD$36,300
  2020 Mecum : Houston
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé
Chassis#: 111.024.10.002335
Sold for USD$36,289
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3,5L coupé
Chassis#: WDB111 026-12-001206
Sold for USD$53,512
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé
Chassis#: 111.026.10.000849
Sold for USD$50,457
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe
Chassis#: 111.026.12.000148
Sold for USD$84,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE image  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Sedan
Chassis#: 108018-12-037385
Sold for USD$4,480
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe
Chassis#: 111.026.12.000655
Sold for USD$70,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 111027-12-002549
Sold for USD$362,500
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet to 3.5 Spec
Chassis#: 111.025-12-004122
Sold for USD$193,760
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Convertible
Chassis#: 11102712000758
Sold for USD$211,750
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 111.027-12-001545
Sold for USD$286,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe
Chassis#: 111.026.12.001401
Sold for USD$112,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
Sold for USD$11,550
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé (3.5 litre, V8)
Chassis#: 111.026. 22000681
Sold for USD$128,296
  2018 Historics at Brooklands - Ascot Racecourse
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 111027.12.000998
Sold for USD$260,000
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5 COUPE111.026.12.0020372021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads May $110,000$130,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$23,000  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé111.024.12.0046812020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction $65,000$75,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe111.026.12.0014012020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online $90,000$100,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet (3.5 Litre)111027120016092019 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World   
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 2019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $17,000$21,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe111026.10.0007412019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $120,000$130,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé111.026.12.0025782019 RM Sothebys : Essen $100,000$150,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe111.026.12.0014012019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe111026120020372019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona $120,000$140,000
1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet111.0261.20019632018 Coys : Schloss Dyck $100,000$130,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe111026.10.0007412018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $150,000$180,000
1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet111.0261.20019632018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $130,000$190,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet111025120039382018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $120,000$160,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupé 2017 Bonhams : London Olympia $70,000$90,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé111.026.12.0003882017 RM Sothebys : London $90,000$140,000
1970 Mercedes 280SE Cabriolet 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $150,000$200,000
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 3.5 COUPE111026-12-0010512017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ $130,000$160,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe111024120038122016 Mecum : Monterey$40,000  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet1110252016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $195,000$210,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2016 Silver Auction Sun Valley$2,100  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Saloon108018620567132016 Historics at Brookland $10,000$14,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Pillarless Coupé111026120024612015 Historics at Brookland $44,000$50,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Convertible111026120018422013 Coys Blenheim Palace $47,000$57,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Convertible111026120018422013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $45,000$55,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5111026220008202013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $22,000$28,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet111027220008182012 The Imperial War Museum   
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe111026220025642008 Shannons Auction 2008 Australian International Motor Show Auction $50,000$60,000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 Cabriolet 2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$76,000  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 Cabriolet 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 5$82,000  

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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Vehicle Profiles
Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 111025-10-000041
Engine Num: 130980-10-000015
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History
Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Model Year: 1968
Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Model Year: 1968

Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Chassis Num: 108019-12-006040
Engine Num: 130980-12-004128
Model Year: 1968
Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 111.025.12.000622
Engine Num: 130.980.12.005177
Model Year: 1968
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Chassis Num: 11102410000518
Model Year: 1968

Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 11102512000274
Model Year: 1968
Profile and Auction History
Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Chassis Num: 108.018.10.020506
Engine Num: 130.920.10.021571
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Chassis Num: 10801812013563
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History

Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 111.025.12.002529
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Chassis Num: 11102412002354
Model Year: 1969
Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 111025.12.003368
Engine Num: 130980.12.025655
Model Year: 1969
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Model Year: 1970
Profile
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Model Year: 1970
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Model Year: 1970
Profile

Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Model Year: 1970
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 1102512004379
Model Year: 1970
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Chassis Num: 111.026.12.000148
Model Year: 1970
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 111.027.12.000758
Model Year: 1970
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 111.027.12.000963
Engine Num: 116.980.12.000785
Model Year: 1970
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 11102512004032
Model Year: 1970
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 11102512004204
Model Year: 1970
Profile
Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe

Chassis Num: 111026.12.001918
Engine Num: 116980.12.001680
Model Year: 1970
Profile and Auction History
Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Model Year: 1972

Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Model Year: 1972
Profile
Sedan
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Sedan

Model Year: 1972
Profile
Convertible
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible

Chassis Num: 11102712003798
Model Year: 1972
Profile and Auction History


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