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MERCEDES-BENZ (W111) 280 SE COUPE: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £64,103  •  Highest Price: £310,000  •  Lowest Price: £2,111  •  Sell-Through Rate: 70%

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Mercedes-Benz (W111) 280 SE Coupe

Source: Collecting Cars

How much is a (W111) 280 SE Coupe worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of (W111) 280 SE Coupe's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £64,103 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 20% of collector cars across our database.

As Mercedes-Benz's go, a (W111) 280 SE Coupe is on the higher end relative to other Mercedes-Benz models. In fact this model is £45,613 above the median Mercedes-Benz price of £18,490.

What is the maximum to pay for a (W111) 280 SE Coupe?

Across the 105 (W111) 280 SE Coupe's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £310,000. It was sold by RM Sotheby's in the US on 20 Aug 2022.

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What is the lowest to pay for a (W111) 280 SE Coupe?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £2,111. RM Sotheby's sold the car at auction in the US on 25 Apr 2004.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £13,552, Brightwells sold this car in the UK on 30 Mar 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Mercedes-Benz produced this model between 1967 and 1971.

Mercedes-Benz is a German luxury and commercial vehicle automotive brand established in 1926 and headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

In 2018, Mercedes-Benz was the largest brand of premium vehicles in the world, having sold 2.31 million passenger cars.

The brand's origins lie in Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's 1901 Mercedes and Carl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first internal combustion engine in a self-propelled automobile. The slogan for the brand is "the best or nothing".

How common is a (W111) 280 SE Coupe?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, there are [enterMOT] MOTd vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. Unfortunately, [enterSORN] vehicles are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road.

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Of the [enterListings] to go to auction, [enterSold] have sold. In other words, this model sells on [str] of times it goes to auction - that's [aboveOrBelow] the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

 

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the (W111) 280 SE Coupe, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 149 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of (W111) 280 SE Coupe since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the (W111) 280 SE Coupe please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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