Evaluation: Cosmetic restoration | Bought new by Arizona Congressman John C. Pritzlaff, Jr. Single family ownership until 2016. Originally had a blue interior. The paint and chrome look show-ready, and the interior is excellent. Detailed engine bay and underbody. Clean, straight convertible top. Never fully restored, but it received everything it ever needed. Located
Bottom Line: Mercedes-Benz built, largely by hand, just over 1200 280 SE 3.5 cabriolets from late 1969 to mid-1971, and they are seriously coveted by collectors who value their style, quality, performance, and comfort. This might not be a 100-point show car, but it’s a very good one, and it sold in the middle of its estimate range at a perfectly fair price. It sold for the similar sum of $291,500 at Quail Lodge in 2016.