Films: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE: The Blau Coupe
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Made To Drive | S13 E10

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE: The Blau Coupe

Quite possibly the ultimate cruiser-spec Benz.
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Ed Wullinski
Ed Wullinski

Both thumbs up !! I enjoyed the vid a lot.

bobby
bobby

Thank you for posting this most elegant car video. One of the best I’ve seen on Petrolicious.

It’s a treat to see an owner so completely smitten with their car.

Arno Leskinen
Arno Leskinen

Great film. Elegant car, lovely home (Integrale in the garden?), elegant owner, superb visuals around London.

Soperman
Soperman

Petrolicious filming jaunts to the UK are all too rare, unfortunatley. It is therefore something of a treat to see a car as tasteful as this shot in London, making a striking AND refreshing contrast to the ubiquitous modern supercars crying out for attention here.
I do believe I saw Mr. Patel promenading in a last months London Classic Car Show in A 964 RUF – another very desirable car.

JNP
JNP

Hi Michael, thanks for your comments – I’m with you on this…wish we would see a lot more classic cars driving around in central London. This includes ‘modern classics’, which I fear we will see very few of when the Mayor’s grand plans kick in…..anyway…..must have been my better looking brother at the London Classic Car show…….

wmaloney
wmaloney

“My wife sees the car as a rival”.

I am going to use that line! Really enjoyed the video, especially seeing the owner’s passion and the original photographs of he and his family during his youth. Thanks very much.

Harv Falkenstine
Harv Falkenstine

Great film and car. Love the association with the city. I am also a fan of the big white steering wheel. As a teenager, my older brother went through a succession of Ponton 219, 220s and 220se – , that big white wheel is a part of all those memories. This body style will always be one of Mercedes top achievements.

JNP
JNP

Reply to Paul Varjak – Hi Paul, glad that you like the car. As mentioned in the film, I was surprised about the history too, so I investigated it thoroughly. You will be pleased to know that its all correct. Not only are there two files packed full of documentation from Daimler-Benz, but the Mercedes-Benz Club UK were able to confirm with MB Stuttgart that they also have records on file stating the RHD drive car was indeed ordered by their experimental division for the purpose of trialing the ‘low-grille’ design and the new M116 3.5 engine. The design change… Read more »

michael johnson
michael johnson

The car is the kind of special machine that brings a chil to the spine and shortness of breath, like a beautiful woman.
The owner is sincere and real. This is the quality of video that petrolicious is famous for. Unfortunately the Porsche speedster video is stained by a woman who is not sincere. She, and by association the speedster were not real.
Back to this Mercedes, pure magic

michael johnson
michael johnson

This is a lovely film

Dennis White
Dennis White

Goes without saying, they don’t build them like this anymore! Gorgeous car.

michael johnson
michael johnson

My uncle had this vintage Mercedes. My young ears heard mechanical whines
mechanical joy

Paul Varjak
Paul Varjak

No doubt it’s a beautiful car, but I’m quite skeptical that it’s a ‘pre-production’ model. Why would they make a pre-production model in RHD as a test bed for the low grille and V8? And the ‘low-grille’ appeared on the 6-cylinder just before the V8. So maybe it’s a ‘pre-production’ car to test RHD production, but that’s probably it.

Martin Philippo
Martin Philippo

No B-pillar. Have you ever seen a car with no B-pillar that is not pretty?

michael johnson
michael johnson

Agreed. Good point

eb
eb

Among all shining stars, this one shines the brightest!!

michael johnson
michael johnson

So true

DeanLaumbach Laumbach
DeanLaumbach Laumbach

Magnificent vehicle and story !!!