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Mercedes 280 W114

Sale price: $8,000.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: "Good overall condition, clear title, original mileage, matching numbers, all documentation, with some rust. See photos."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Year: 1975
Type: Sedan
Color: Tan
Mileage: 105,000
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 2.8 Liter
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Sedan
Interior Color: Dark Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Mercedes 280 W114 for sale

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I purchased this 1975 Mercedes 280 W114 in May 2010 from a Doctor in Pennsylvania (2nd owner) with documented 88. 83 original miles.   The original owner sold the car in October 2007.   I have records from both previous owners reflecting service and repairs.  The car now has 105. 00 miles on it and is running strong.   I religiously have the engine oil and filter changed every 3. 00 miles.   I have either replaced (OEM) or updated many parts in order to make this 280 perform like a modern car.   I bought this 280 as a stylish. comfortable highway driver to take me on business drives between DC and New York as well as family road trips.   I wanted something easy to work on and extremely reliable.  My contribution to recycling; she has never failed me.

Exterior:  New dual port windshield sprayer nozzles. Halogen headlamps. new trunk seal.   The paint is fair to good. The chrome is excellent.   There are rust spots near the headlight wells and wheel wells.   One wheel cover/ hubcap has a dent in the corner from scraping a sidewalk curb while parking.   The body is in good condition for its age. but does have rust in spots in the undercarriage which I fill in as I see them.   The front floorboards were pitted. and have been drilled out and covered with fiberglass body sheets.   Although the boards are water tight and extremely strong. they would not support the car if used as a lifting point.  

A trickle down compression test revealed only 8% loss in 5 cylinders and 16% in the 6th cylinder.   New (OEM) air filter. Holley 4 barrel carb (rebuilt). spark plugs (Bosch Super Plus 7911). valve cover seal. Pertonix electronic ignition. spark plug wires. air conditioner compressor. Conti tech belts. 130 amp Bosch alternator (for a/c. fog lamps and accessories.   Maintains 13. 7 volts under load at idle).   Valves adjusted at 90. 81 miles.   The transmission is strong with filter and fluid replaced.   The shifter is tight (bushing replaced).   Rear differential fluid replaced.   New Bosch starter and new Mercedes OEM exhaust with OEM chrome end tip.   Radiator re-cored; all new hoses.   Coolant flushed and replaced.

Brakes:  New Brembo disc brakes all around. EBC pads. new rear left caliper. bleeder valves. brake lines (OEM). brake fluid reservoir (OEM).   Parking brake shoes are excellent.

Suspension:  This 280 was in need of a serious suspension overhaul/ upgrade for the long highway drives.   I replaced the front subframe mounts. installed Bilstein Heavy Duty shocks. new Lesjofors coil springs (front and back). sway bars bushings and links. front- end alignment. tie rods.   Pirelli P4 all season tires with 7. 00 miles to date.   Power steering fluid and filter replaced.

Seats:  The M Tex seats (front and back) were stuffed with upgraded foam padding. which is very comfortable.   They are in good condition.

Electric:  Everything works! Rear defroster. fan. air conditioner (new compressor). lights. power antenna. horn. gauges (the VDO clock was replaced with a voltmeter.  I have the clock). turn signal/ wiper stem (new).   All electric windows have been lubed and work properly.   Kenwood stereo was installed with Alpine speakers (2 front center. 2 back).   All fuses cleaned and replaced.

Sold "As Is". Seller assumes no responsibility. Comes with a good collection of additional parts.   Clear title.  Complete service history.   $8. 00.  

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