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Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Litre; Aoyama, Tokyo

A lovely, mint-condition classic Mercededes I spotted in Aoyama.

"The 280SE 3.5 luxury coupe and convertible were introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1969. The basic body style actually dated back to the 1961 220SE model, and it was only slightly altered.

The engine, however, was the most advanced one produced, with transistorised ignition, three phase generator, and Bosch electronic fuel injection. Such accessories as stereo radio, air conditioning, automatic transmission and electric windows were all standard.

Upholstery was of real leather and the elegant wood trim was especially selected. The new V8 engine, displacing 3,499 cubic centimeters and developing 200 horse-power was brand new and did not share any components with the earlier and larger 6.3 litre unit.

With the cast iron block and aluminium head, it weighed only 55 pounds more than the six-cylinder power-plant and gave the cars acceleration rate of 9.5 seconds to 100 km/h and maximum speed of 205 km/h."

Nikon D300

Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED


  1. carla_d

    very cool car. great capture.

  2. Hey, that used to be my fav when a went to school which is quite a time ago. In quite good condition that Mercedes.

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