The only other 280SEL known to exist was posted for sale on eBay in Germany
in March 2021. The text for the eBay listing was as follows (note it has
Up for auction today is a very rare vehicle, Mercedes W116 280SEL
from South France from Crayfords of Westerham which have built around
200 exclusive station wagons based on the S Class. The car is built in
1977 and had only 2 previous owners, the last over 30 years, It was not
driven much about 120000Km and only until 1995 then the last BSitzer
wanted to convert it to diesel, had already started but never finished,
the original 280 machine is installed again but not yet fully connected
because I am not sure whether it is New owners do not want to install a
V8 which fits the car much better.
At that time it was delivered with nice extras including air
conditioning, colored glass, 4x electric windows, electric. Steel
sliding roof, level regulation on the rear axle, AHK, center armrest,
holding points for roof rails Fuchs Allufelgen.
Because the car has never experienced a winter, the body has
received very well, no welds have been made, of course the processing
quality of the conversion company leaves something to be desired, but
that's normal and new already. The paint is of good quality slight
signs of wear, all chrome components are good, the interior is very
neat, corresponding to the low mileage, slight cracks in the blue
dashboard from the sun, the engine ran very well until the last
In the pictures the car "hangs" down at the rear but only because
the level dampers are not connected.
An inspection is possible at any time under the current hygiene
regulations, for questions I am available on 0178 7819662. Will be
handed over with all original vehicle documents. There is no comparison
with other models, there are simply none offered because too
Collection within 10 days and because of the unfortunately
increased fun bidders after acceptance, please contact me immediately
and a security transfer of 500 € to our account within 3 working
days, please understand this step, it is really bad at the moment.
All honest ebayers:
Have fun at the auction!