1972 Mercedes Benz 280sel 4.5 1 Owner 180G Silver Solid New Mexico Survivor
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Trim: 4D
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 73,228
- VIN: 108.068-12-008314
- Engine size: 8 CYL
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series1972 Mercedes Benz 280sel 4.5
I purchased this 1 Owner 280sel last year from the Estate of aretiredDoctor, along with amatching silver1969 280sl (280sl is sold). The Doctorpurchasedthis 280sel new in 1972 from Enyart Motor, Inc. in New Mexico. The color combination is incredible for a 4.5. I honestly cannot recall another 4.5 in 180G Silver over Parchment. The period window decals have that perfect patina. Overall, this is an amazing 4.5 with thequintessential1970's Mercedes look.
You will find over 70 high resolution photos, below. To fully appreciatethis 4.5, please review all photos prior to contacting me with any questions or bidding. The photos honestly tell the story of this remarkable 4.5. I willhighlight some of the finer points:
When I received the 4.5, it had been sitting for approximately 1 year. I had the gas drained, installed a new fuel pump, filter and pressure regulators.
IgnitionSystem Tested and Adjusted
Brand New Michelin Defender Tires
Brand New Exhaust
Brand New Bosch Battery
New Hood Insulation Pad
I also had some other items addressed. My goal was not to address every detail but rather to make the car a reliable runner that the next owner can take to the next level.At this point, the 4.5 starts, stops and shifts properly. You will note, in the photos, I have driven the 4.5 up to 80mph. The 4.5 performed flawlessly at 80mph. No vibrations or issues.
Interior Professionally Detailed
Original InteriorSeats, Door Panels, Headliner, Carpet are all in niceOriginalConditionEven the Trunk Mat, often hard and brittle, is supple and original number stamped
Owners Manual, Service Booklet and other BooksEven the Original Data Cards are PresentThe Window Stickers on this 4.5 are Incredible. The 1978 N.M. Inspection Sticker, PresbyterianHospitaland Enyart Motor, Inc. Decals all add wonderfully to theCharacterof this 4.5.I really got a kick out of theEnyart Motor, Inc.Decal compared to theMaintenanceBook reflecting Initial Service at Enyart!
Spare Tire and Jack are Present
Rare and Desirable Color Combination of 180G Silver Grey Metallic over Parchment MB TexMany Mercedes are color changed to 180G. Few are Original Silver.
The only repaint in 1994 has held up well over the past 22 years. There are some imperfections as shown the pics butperfectfor a nice driver and local showing.
Overall, this is a nice,Original4.5 you can tidy up and use as a driver orsympatheticallyrestore to a survivor level.As the values of Mercedes continue to climb, those special original, survivor cars will certainly outpace the abundant restored cars.
**If you are serious about buying, please bid or contact me with an offer as I often end auctions early****I do not disclose the reserve. If you make a serious offer, I will consider ending the auction**
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Sales Tax and Registration:I am a licensed Florida dealer. If you are a resident of Florida, I must collect sales tax of your county of residence and register the vehicle for you. If you are an out of state resident and plan on taking delivery of thevehiclein Florida, I must collect the sales tax of your state of residence. If you are an out of state resident and will have the vehicle shipped to you, I do not have to collect any tax. If thevehicleis being exported out of the USA, no tax is due in the USA.
Terms of sale: Seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Seller makes no warranty as to accuracy of mileage. Vehicle is sold in the AS-IS Condition. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or her self as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any statements. Feel free to ask any questions or request pictures of any area of the car that you feel is important and I might have missed. All vehicles shipped are FOB Daytona Beach, FL regardless of which party books and/or pays for shipping. This is a legally binding contract and by bidding, you agree to purchase the vehicle pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the auction. This contract is governed by Florida law with venue located in Volusia County, Florida.