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Mercedes-Benz 280 S — 1973

A rolling artifact with a significant royal provenance. This particular model served in the royal stable from March 1973 to 1979.

Peter Sundfeldt
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Many appreciate a vehicle with provenance. And an item with an active royal provenance resonates even more profoundly with others."

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Peter Sundfeldt
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Rebecca R Bengtsson
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"Many appreciate a vehicle with provenance. And an item with an active royal provenance resonates even more profoundly with others."


When Gustaf VI Adolf passed away on September 15th, 1973, our current monarch became king. An adjutant outside the entrance to the Helsingborg hospital declared, "The King is dead, long live the King," and he was formally and officially crowned as Carl XVI Gustaf on the 19th. Even as an enthusiastic crown prince with a penchant for driving, his interest in cars was evident. The first car, a Volvo 1800S, and a Porsche 911 Targa, which he drove with Silvia on Öland, were two sports cars in the royal stable that received a bit more media exposure than the rest.

Earlier that year, in 1973, they had taken delivery of a rather modest version of the Mercedes S-class, a 280S with a carburetor engine and simple fabric upholstery. It's likely that several S-classes were delivered at the same time. Mercedes in Germany was keen to supply cars to the royal household, but as long as Queen Louise was alive (she passed away in 1965), no German or Italian cars were allowed in the royal garage. The queen's memory of the war and its atrocities was still vivid.

This particular car, previously in the royal fleet, has clocked just over 332,000 kilometers and requires some thorough care and work. However, it's the provenance that's truly unique - a vehicle with a rich royal history. It's going on auction as the king celebrates his 50th year on the throne, and the car itself, a 1973 model, turns 50, although it might have been manufactured in the fall of 1972. This particular car served in the royal garage from March 1973 to June 1979, making it one of the vehicles used by our king during his Eriksgata in 1974, and possibly by Gustaf VI Adolf during his last six months on the throne.

Teknische Daten

  • Baujahr/Modelljahr
  • Erstzulassung
  • Abgelesener Tachostand (km)
    332 619 km 
  • Kennzeichen
  • Fahrgestellnummer
  • Kw / PS
    118 / 160 
  • Kraftstoff
  • Getriebe
  • Innenausstattung/Polster
  • Farbe

Beurteilung Fahrzeugzustand

  • Zustand technisch:

    The car easily cold starts with starting fluid and without it once it has run for a while, ensuring that the carburetor and fuel pump receive some fuel. The gearbox shifts well, but the vehicle has only been test-driven outside its storage location and not over a long distance. The most recent inspection was done on December 6, 2010.

  • Zustand Interieur:

    The interior is upholstered in what appears to be the original fabric. The driver's seat cushion is worn with a hole, and there's also a hole on the right rear headrest, which has been patched with silver tape. Otherwise, a thorough cleaning would likely suffice to restore the seats and cushions, complementing an otherwise nicely renovated car. The headliner is in good condition, and while the rubber mats are worn, they conceal good quality textile underneath.

  • Zustand Exterieur:

    The car has undergone a repaint in its past, and currently, the paint exhibits wear and tear. Various signs, including touch-ups, markings, rust spots, and paint chips can be observed sporadically. It rides on aged, worn-out tires, which are set on steel rims adorned with original hubcaps.

  • Zustand gesamt:

    A rolling piece or a complete restoration project ready to be finished to showroom condition, where much of its value lies in its historical significance.

Fahrzeugangeben vom Kraftfahrzeugbundesamt

Fordonsstatus: Avst 2011-05-12
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1973-02-26 (typbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1973-03-05
Senast godkända besiktning: 2010-12-06
Besiktigad tom: 2012-10-31
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Ja
Antal ägare: 8

Lagerort und Info zur Besichtigung

Location: Sandared

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Classic Car Depot
Shaun Major
+46 709 724007


Collection must take place before: 2023-10-12.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.


General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
  • During the auction days information about a vehicle may be updated up to the day before the auction ends. When you bid at the end of the auction period - and also if you have made an earlier bid - we therefore ask you to read the descriptions carefully, in case something has been changed due to new information.
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  • If you make the entire purchase exclusively at a distance you have 14 days to cancel, but must return the item at your own expense.
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