A fantastic and rarely available 1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Coupe
The version we have is the preferred 3.5 V8 with two rare options: manual transmission and a sunroof. We believe that only about 122 manual transmission cars were built but only a few in combination with a sunroof. We do not think it is likely that there is another one like this available, which makes this car quite unique. In the past the car has had a re-spray keeping the original colour of ‘Weiss 050’, the leather upholstery has also been refurbished. The bodywork is straight with perfect body panel fittings. The underbody is solid and uncorroded. The 280Se has retained her original, matching numbers, 3.5 V8 engine. The Datenkarte, of course, forms part of the documentation present. In summary: This unique 280SE Coupe, with the above mentioned specification, rarely comes onto the market!
Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975. Founder Nico Aaldering and his son Nick are responsible for operational and executive management. The company has been in Brummen since 1987 and started on the location where we currently have our second workshop and detailing shop.
Moving to Brummen
Nico started very small, with only three employees. People who still work for the company today. The company grew rapidly and established a name for itself based on quality. In the nineties it was time for expansions after many years of selling Alfa Romeo, then Italian cars later on followed by British cars as well. At the end of 2000 Gallery Aaldering moved to the current premises at the Arnhemsestraat in Brummen. This showroom was build according to Nico's idea and sketches and has a Neoclassical style to match the classic cars inside.
During this time Nick entered the company after finishing his studies and working for different automotive companies. Gallery Aaldering expanded and gained momentum with the decades of experience offered by Nico and the bright new ideas and progressive vision offered by Nick. The collection became more diverse with an important move upwards to higher segments. Gallery Aaldering has grown to become one of the largest classic car dealers in Europe. There are about 350 classic cars on display on four floors with a Grand Café and special rooms for business meetings.
As a family owned business Gallery Aaldering is proud of its history and traditions, but the future is just as important. At the heart of this all is the passion for classic automobiles. For that reason we participate in the most impressive classic car rally in the world, the Mille Miglia.
A deeply rooted love for cars. You will find this in both our genes and the identity of this family owned business.