1975 280 SE (W116)
The 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280SE W116 is a flagship luxury sedan - the series was manufactured between 1972 and 1980. The W116 vehicles were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called "S-Class" - for Sonderklasse or "special class." In 1974, the W116 was selected as European Car of the Year.
The cars were powered by a 2.8 litre DOHC straight 6 engine that was fuel injected, had 4 speed automatic transmissions, 4 wheel disc brakes and handled exceptionally well thanks to Mercedes-Benz "anti-dive" suspension technology.
This is a two-owner vehicle that was held by the same family from 1975 to 2021. It is fully documented with its original books and a comprehensive history. It has previously been on historic registration in Queensland and is currently registered in South Australia.
The 157,742 kms on the odometer and original and supported by the documentation to hand.
Finished in Dark Blue, the matching Blue interior and wood work is in exceptional condition.
On the road it has good top end power and handles superbly in the corners and around sweeping bends.
The car's gauges, indicators, wipers, washer and radio all work and the air conditioning blows cold.
The paint does need some attention in certain areas but she is extremely well mechanically sorted and a fantastic entry level classic Mercedes-Benz.
ENGINE: 2.8 liter DOHC straight 6
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Fuel injected
TRANSMISSION: 4-Speed Automatic
PAINT: Dark Blue
TRIM: Blue Vinyl