1969 Mercedes 280 SE
Price: US $5,600.00 Item location: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Trim: SE
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 123,010
- VIN: 10801812023585
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 6 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4 speed automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series1969 Mercedes 280 SE. The car was originally delivered in Louisville, Y and has been here since new. It has the original set of books in the glovebox, ncluding the metal stamped plate with the original owner's name and local address. It also has the original tool kit, extra factory floor mats and the original spare tire and related tire equipment. I am the 4th local owner, nd I bought the car in April 2015. I love the car but I need to reclaim some space in my garage!
The first owner owned the car until the late 90's, nd the second had it until about 2012. We believe the car has had one, nd only one repaint. The car has leather seats, nd the leather is original. If you inspect them closely you will find some cracking, ut they look good for nearly 50 year old leather. I have restored leather seats to brand new condition before using Leatherique products, vailable at leatherique.com and these seats are definite candidates for their products.
The second owner put only about 100 miles per year on the car, ost of them in the early part of his ownership. Because the car sat a lot, he third owner put quite a bit of money into it to get it on the road again. In 2013 the car had all new belts, oses, otor mounts, adiator and fuel tank flush and some valve work. The receipt is over $3,400 and is included in the glove box.
I bought the car in April 2015. Since I bought the car I got the original radio working, eplaced the high and low pressure power steering hoses and resealed the steering box. There was also a small rust spot in the floorpan. I took it to a vintage car specialist and he found the correct stamped sheet metal to repair it (I have included a picture, nd the only evidence that it has been repaired is that the undercoating is a different color). I have driven the car about 1000 miles in the past year. It drives fantastic, as good tires and everything works except the air conditioning. The car does smoke some, specially when you take off after sitting idling at a traffic light. It hasn't gotten any better or worse since I acquired the car. It also shifts slow until the transmission fluid warms up (you have to take your foot off the gas to go to the next gear until the fluid warms up). As soon as the fluid warms up it shifts appropriately firm.
This is a really nice driver quality car.