Produced from 1965 through to 1972, this particular gold-edition 280 represents one of the finest models to ever be created –manufactured late in 1972. Currently listed for sale via Four Star Classics at a guide price of £17,995, the 280 SE is one of the finest and charming cars currently available on the Four Star Website.

The reason being extends beyond the steadfast German engineering or brand history- as the elegant golden exterior elevates this model above any we have seen for a long time. Defined as ‘Tunis Beige’, the pristine colour combination remains as a standard throughout the model, boasting a slight metallic flake for an added touch of character. Undoubtedly the car is in superb condition, as the exterior bears very few imperfections, while the black MB-Tex upholstery remains in exquisite condition, also. Whilst, what perhaps is most important of all – the 280’s 2778cc straight-six engine – is ready and waiting to add to its 64,000 miles and be an eloquent, loyal and sophisticated run-around once more.

For full sale information head to the Four Star Classics website and in the meantime, marvel at the delicate details of the Mercedes-Benz 280 SE below.

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