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    Thread: 1972 Mercedes 280 SEL 4.5 $2500/obo -Nor Cal-

    1. Member RyanC337's Avatar
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      09-17-2009 05:54 AM #1
      What we have here is one of the last of the hand built classic Mercedes Benz's. An absolutely beautiful CA car. Full leather interior in excellent condition, power steering, power windows, power sunroof, four wheel disc brakes, fuel injected 4.5L V8. This car was very advanced for it's time, as all S-Class Mercedes are. The odometer doesn't work, but I'd estimate the mileage at about 110,000. Overall the condition of the vehicle is fair. It has some issues, but it's not a car that you'd have to put any work into immediately to enjoy. Just drive it as is. In fact I've driven it over 150 miles continuously without incident. The car doesn't overheat AT ALL. Price is $2000/obo. I'm not in any rush to sell her, so please no extreme low ball offers. I'm looking to get somewhere between $1500-$2000 for her, which I think is fair. I know how rare these 4.5L 280se's are, and if I don't get any reasonable offers I'll simply keep it. This is a truly fantastic car. Makes me smile every time I drive it. If you'd like to take a look at the car or have any questions about it, please contact me (Ryan) at (916)548-7244. Sorry about the crappy iPhone pics. Thank you for looking.

      The Good:

      -New tires
      -New K&N air filter
      -NO SMOG needed!!!
      -Registration just paid! Good until Sept 2010.
      -Aftermarket am/fm stereo w/ tape deck and speakers works great
      -All headlights, taillights, indicators, wipers work properly
      -Battery good
      -Spark plugs good
      -All gauges work properly except clock and odo. Temp, speedo, tach in good order.
      -Full leather/vinyl interior in excellent condition. 8 of 10
      -Transmission shifts smoothly
      -Engine starts up quickly and quietly. Runs strong w/o issue
      -Power sunroof still works!
      -Brakes in good condition
      -No rattles or squeaks of any kind
      -Very quite cabin while driving
      -Original owner's manual included

      The Bad

      -3 0f 4 power windows do not work. Motors are still good though. Front passenger window works perfect.
      -Surface rust on the front passenger side fender near the front wheel well/rocker panel.
      -Headliner needs to be repaired near the rear window. Good otherwise.
      -Real wood on top of dash at the base of the windscreen in need of replacement as is the case with ALL of these old 280's.




      Modified by RyanC337 at 9:28 PM 9-21-2009


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      09-19-2009 12:27 PM #2
      bump

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      09-19-2009 05:16 PM #3
      Bump for a REAL Mercedes.


      Put her up on Mercedes Shop, or peachparts or whatever they are calling it now, heh..


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      09-22-2009 12:30 AM #4
      Thanks for the bump. Gotta love these old Panzer tank Benzes.

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