1967 MercedesBenz 280SE Factory Prototype (280SE W108 W108 014)…

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Prototype news, pictures, and information

Sold for $220,000 at RM Auctions .

Mercedes-Benz 280SE ‘Low Grille’ Factory

The wider, lower grille by Mercedes-Benz’s Chief Designer Bracq has become absolutely within the history of Mercedes-Benz. iconography lends itself to the rare examples being guarded, always to remain Mercedes. But one such rare escaped and remains a fine of the ‘Low Grille’ design of the 1960s.

Cars built for motor shows are certainly breeds of automobiles. Intended to the best of a manufacturer’s car-building and creativity, the show car are frequent designs, concepts that the imagination.

The factory prototype, is a different kind of car altogether. The prototype represents the face, the of a particular model and it is usually an that precedes production by a few This makes the factory particularly sought after.

Most often, Mercedes-Benz hold onto its factory for its museums and other special However, its 280SE Cabriolet, had been built specially for the Brussels Salon, managed to detention and would eventually itself up for auction at the 2012 RM event held in Monterey.

Bracq had a vision of the ultimate 280 styling. The vision actually together over the better of a half a decade with the 220 sedan built in the late-1950s, a version coming a couple of later and the 280 engine being for the 1968 model year. To top it all Bracq’s ‘low-grille’ design Mercedes’ sedans a fresh and look, perfect for another period in Mercedes’ history.

of 1967, Bracq would put in the for a cabriolet version that be modified to suit the vision he had for the line that wasn’t to production and become available the 1969 model year.

Chassis 111025-10-000041, the very offered in RM Auctions event in in 2012, would be the chassis would be chosen. The cabriolet would then undergo the modifications, which would the ‘low-grille’ and the new 2.8-liter six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz would offer in

Using the 15th 280 engine the car would be completed in time for the Brussels Salon held in of that year. And, that it was a factory prototype, the car be completed with two productions One would document its original The second would include particular for the show in Brussels.

originally finished, the car was finished in red and accented with a parchment interior. The car was also completed a new four-speed, floor-shift transmission, that was not offered on later cabriolets. This is one notable between this factory and the models it was to represent for the future.

Initially, chassis 000041 remain in Mercedes-Benz’s collection its original engine until Then, somehow, the car would be to Werner Munz Backnang. It was imported to the United States in and remained in Los Angeles before removed to Phoenix.

Mark would come across an add for the car in Thoroughly expecting to have a 1969 model of the cabriolet, would be thoroughly confused first inspection of the car. For one the car lacked a VIN. It also a different configuration than the models. This would Passarelli on a search. Upon the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in California he would find out the identity of the car and its origins.

During this time, would determine to enter the car a fully photo-documented ground-up When completed, the car would be in a period correct Middle Metallic with cognac The whole ensemble would be with a set of fitted luggage.

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its 180 hp, 2.8-liter SOHC six-cylinder and Bosch mechanical fuel 000041 remains highly inside and out. Complete the telescopic steering wheel, windows and original Becker radio, 000041, is a proverbial back in time when did their best to reflect the future had in store.

Fully this handsome cabriolet certainly be a welcomed wayward in Mercedes’ vast model and therefore, would be a proud to any collection. Heading to auction, the Mercedes-Benz 280SE Cabriolet Factory Prototype was expected to between $150,000 and $200,000.


www.rmauctions.com/featurecars.cfm?SaleCode=MO12CarID=r142fc=0. Retrieved 1 2013.

www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z1393/Mercedes-Benz-280-SE.aspx. Retrieved 1 2013.

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SE was produced 1965 through September Mounted under the bonnet as a engine fitted with a injection system. (The and 280S had carbureted engines.) By Mercedes-Benz introduced a larger, engine displacing 3.5 liters. It was in a sedan, coupe, and convertible with a total of 5187 of the coupe and convertibles being The standard sedan was far more with 91,051 examples Part of the popularity was the price tag was almost half the cost of the option, which carried a price of $12,444.

A four-speed manual gearbox was with an automatic available as equipment. Disk brakes be found at all four corners. just under 100,000 produced during their lifespan, these were important and popular for the Mercedes-Benz

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010

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