Certainly one of the most original, lowest-mileage and desirable 3.5 Cabriolets remaining out of only 1232 W111 cabriolet chassis built, ending in 1971. Matching numbers, optional floor shift, Behr A/C & Becker stereo all supported by factory data card. Paint code 180 Silver-Grey with full Black leather. Complete packet of owner’s books with all cards, USA delivery date, etc. Original unused spare & tools. Only 33K miles with full ownership history, primarily Florida and California. 98-point original interior with beautifully patinaed leather, excellent wood and new German canvas top. Bare-metal refinish in original color & materials to a show-quality standard over original body panels and superb original chrome. Chassis inspection shows absolutely no rust, corrosion or damage. Tight suspension and typically excellent Benz driving characteristics underscore its very light use. Over $10,000 recently spent for concours-level detailing, including engine bay, new tires, OEM exhaust and engine service.
There are many 3.5s that have triple the mileage this one shows; some even more. We are aware of only one in the US that is halfway comparable and it has nearly 70K. Plus, many have had multiple repaints, often to just a ‘driver’ quality level, whereas #1419 was completely disassembled and a truly proper job done that mirrors the original workmanship. Each former owner appreciated the rarity and value of a 3.5 and cared for it accordingly. A Mercedes 3.5 specialist has checked and tuned the car, maintaining its very high standard. Over the years many of these cars have lost their unique Teutonic character and original top-drawer materials, but #1419 will deliver a pride-filled ownership experience and the legendary Mercedes-Benz ambiance and driving dynamics.