Daniel Schmitt & Co. presents 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL

Daniel Schmitt & Co. presents 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL – Coming up for public sale for the first time in over a decade, is the chance to own one of “The King’s” personal automobiles that spent time parked in front of Graceland (as seen in the image above). This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL was purchased new in 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee by Elvis Presley. The “King” of Rock’n’Roll was no stranger to high-end cars; he owned numerous Cadillacs, BMWs, Rolls-Royces, Lincolns, Ferraris, and a few Mercedes.

The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL for sale here is a top-of-the-line Sedan, which Elvis also purchased from Robertson’s Mercedes-Benz and signed for on December 21, 1970. The car left the factory with code 542 (Dark Red) paint, but that color wasn’t up to the “King’s” standards. He soon had it repainted in Alpha Crystal Blue Metallic, a color suspiciously similar to that of his Powder Blue 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Limo. This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is one of very few cars that Elvis was seen in on a regular basis driving around Memphis.

After Elvis’ death in 1977, his 280SEL was put on display at a prominent museum where it remained until earlier this year. The vehicle is still equipped with its factory options including air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power brakes, and a Becker Europa radio that is still in working condition. This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is well documented and comes with copies of the title registration, the original title (both of which bear Elvis’ signature), a copy of the original Bill of Sale, as well as a photo of the vehicle parked in front of Graceland.

Featured on eBay Motors Blog and UK’s Express, Elvis Presely’s Mercedes-Benz 280SEL is enjoying its own share of popularity –

“Elvis had a penchant for cars, and while it would be a stretch to call him a driving enthusiast, he definitely collected luxury models like most other people would stack up snow globes or Franklin Mint die-casts. This 1971 280SEL was purchased by Elvis at the tail end of 1970, a period which coincided with the six-cylinder version of the car starting to phase out of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in favor of the upcoming W116 redesign. The 280SEL joined Presley’s fleet of Cadillacs, Ferraris, and Rolls-Royces, but perhaps most importantly for Elvis fanatics, it was a car that The King was often seen driving around himself, rather than being chauffeured in.” Read the whole article here.


“Car fanatics and music fans are expected to battle it out to get their hands on Elvis Presley’s old Mercedes after it was put up for sale on eBay. […] The King of Rock and Roll bought the Mercedes 280 SEL saloon new in 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee. It was originally dark red but Elvis wasn’t happy with the colour and had it repainted Alpha Crystal Blue Metallic, a similar colour to his cherished Mercedes 600 Limo.He would regularly drive the saloon around Memphis and kept it until when it was put on Museum display.” Read the full article here.

Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314) 291 7000 or info@schmitt.com for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence.


Who are we?

A family tradition for over 50 years selling the world’s finest classic cars, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides sophisticated collectors, investors and enthusiasts throughout the world with high quality classic motorcars. We are one of the most trusted marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles and we are proud to say that we have 100% favorable reviews as an eBay seller.
In our inventory, you can find some of the most sought-after models of classic Cadillac, Packard, Auburn, Chrysler, Excalibur, Ford, Pontiac and more, under American Miscellaneous. We sell vintage Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Intermeccanica and more, under Import Miscellaneous. We also offer investment grade Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce motorcars, Porsche, Maserati and other prestigious marques!
Are you thinking about selling your classic or collector car? We offer the highest cash prices in the industry and can arrange convenient pick-up anywhere in the continental United States.
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