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1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5

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Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Year: 1972
Type: Sedan
Color: Gray
Mileage: 23,649
Engine: 4.5L M117 SOHC V8 Engine
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 280SEL 4.5
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5 for sale

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  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5
  • 1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280SEL 4.5

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Vehicle Overview: Stock: 160105 VIN: 10806812013973 Year: 1972 Exterior Color: Gray Make: Mercedes Benz Interior Color: Black Model: 280SEL Mileage: 23649 Engine: 4. 5L M117 SOHC V8 Engine Transmission: Automatic Vehicle Description: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SEL 4. 5

Gray exterior and black leather interior
Powerful 4. 5L M117 SOHC V8 Engine (195 hp)
Three-speed automatic transmission
Factory air-conditioning
Power steering. brakes and windows and rear defroster

Many original components. a solid chassis and relatively presentable cosmetic pieces make this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4. 5 a worthy restoration project. brought to you by MotoeXotica Classic Cars.

The previous owner. a Mr. Erdos of Holly. Michigan. bought the car a year ago from a neighbor who had stored it in his garage for many years. The seller changed the spark plugs before selling it and the car runs but it will take more restoration efforts to get it to a Mercedes-Benz level of roadworthiness. This example came from the factory with the following options - central locking system. U. S. trim. Becker AM/FM stereo. Thermoking air-conditioning. power windows and green. heat-insulating glass. with rear defroster.

The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 vehicles equipped with the 4. 5L SOHC cast-iron block m117 V-8 were produced. starting in early 1971. with the 280SE 4. 5. The 4. 5 engine was released by MB initially for the North American market. to get around the tougher emissions standards without killing the engine output and performance of the 3. 5L engine. The m117 4. 5 is very similar to the 3. 5. with a 30 mm taller stroke. The heads also received larger combustion chambers. lowered compression to 8. 8:1 or 8. 0:1. depending on engine variation and production date. Power was 230 or 200 horsepower in Europe. depending on compression but 195 horsepower for North America. The D-Jet EFI system was tuned further for the 4. 5. with a specific ECU that gave a 10 percent full-throttle enrichment. This (along with a taller rear-end gear) allowed the 4. 5 to achieve similar efficiency to the 3. 5. yet more power on full throttle. The 3. 5 and 4. 5 are so similar that 3. 5 heads can fit directly on a 4. 5 with no modifications for a roughly 11:1 compression ratio!

Believed to have been repainted in its original gray. the paint is in fair shape. with some blemishes visible. Most of the glass is clear and intact but the driver's sideview mirror glass is on the console and the rear window and rear passenger side glass carry aftermarket tinting. The radio aerial is missing but most of the chrome trim is in one piece and serviceable.

The interior is almost 100 percent original. with the exception of a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with CD player and at least four speakers installed in the doors and rear package shelf. The right front passenger headrest is missing but the black leather seats are in good condition. the dashboard is crack-free and its VDO gauges work as designed while the door panels. headliner. the large steering wheel. gearshift lever and upholstery are in decent condition overall. Driver assist features include power steering and power brakes.

The 108 and 109 Chassis Mercedes-Benz vehicles with the 4. 5L m117 V-8 are still. to this date. sought after by many people who owned one in the early 1970s (or who had a family member or friend with one). Also. many people who live in Europe are buying rust-free examples from the USA and shipping them back to Europe. The 4. 5 wasn't offered in Europe at the time. and it has a possibly stronger following than the 3. 5 in Europe. In 1971. the 280 SEL 4. 5 sedan was available at the same time as the regular-length 3. 5 sedan. The almost four-inch (10-centimeter) difference gave the rear-seat passengers additional space to stretch their legs. a plus on longer journeys. This 4. 5-liter engined long sedan outsold the 3. 5-liter version by three-to-one in 1971 and the following year. the more powerful version was the choice of more than 6. 00 customers while only about 500 people chose the lesser car. Production in 1971-1972 totaled 8. 73 units.

Competition to this Mercedes-Benz in 1972 included Jaguar's XJ6 4. 2L. BMW's 3. 0 S and the Bentley T.


This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer 23. 49 miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear mileage exempt title.


Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle. thank you. Vehicle Photos: About Motoexotica: History

MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.

With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.

In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!

With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.

For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.

We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.

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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.  

All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.  

We will not be responsible for buyer's remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "76704" to 636-323-3317 for more information

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