1972 Mercedes 280 SE

Price: US $6,500.00 Item location: Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • SubModel: 280
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: SE
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 100,000
  • VIN: 10801812098271
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 2.8 I6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280

This is being relisted due to a local buyer that wanted the car but ended up being unable to complete the deal.Up for sale is a nice example of a '72 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 6cyl. sedan. This car was restored in the late 90's in the Chicago area and was purchased by my father who lived in Phoenix. I drove it out to him where the car stayed until his death in 2007. Since then it has been in my care. It has always been garaged and has not seen rain or snow. The time has come for me to part with it. So - here's what I can tell you about it:
It runs and drives out great. Brakes, shocks, radiator, fluids, front wheel bearings, belts, filters, water pump, steering shock, engine shock, motor mounts, transmission mount, trunk seal and shifter linkage bushings have all been changed.As of this past week the car also has new sub-frame mounts!
All the wood trim on the doors has recently been stripped and freshly varnished.
She does use some oil, puffs out a bit of smoke on start up (not entirely uncommon for this motor), and will eventually need a valve job as all of these motors are subject to.
The AC does NOT work. It is converted to r134A and worked while my dad had the car. I'm sure a recharge would do the trick.I never looked into it because I didn't need to use it. The compressor and fan switches work. The radio is currently not working. The dimmer rheostat is also a bit finicky but does work most of the time.Other minor things: the turn signal switch does not stay up on its own for right turn indication (a VERY common issue with these cars), the vacuum locks do not all work and are all currently blocked off (again, a common issue),
The car is NOT an original MB color! The color is '91-'94 Porsche Horizon Blue. This car was originally white. The interior is original MB tex and does not have any tears in it. The front seats could stand to be re-padded and the carpet is showing its age. All in all, this is a respectable example of a 45 year old car.
There are a few spots in the paint on the front right fender that are thin?, reacted with the primer? (see pictures).More pictures available upon request. Grill badges are NOT included in sale.Sorry, NO INTERNATIONAL SALES FOR THIS AUCTION!
Serious buyers only please! Do not contact me to ask what my best price is, what the reserve is, or to make offers. The reserve price is not too far away from the opening bid.I am about 20 min. drive from O'Hare International Airport. I welcome interested parties to come and see the car in person. A non-refundable deposit required within 48hrs through Paypal. Remainder of payment in cash or cashier's check is appreciated. Car and title will NOT be released until payment is received and authenticated. Buyer is responsible for pickup/transport of vehicle. No trades considered. If you want a nice reliable head turner this car is it. It is NOT a show car by any means, but it is a fun car to drive.