1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 Sedan Sun Roof

1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280se

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1972

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Grand Marais, Minnesota, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
SubModel: 280se
Type: Sedan
Trim: 280se
Year: 1972
Mileage: 86,000
Color: Burgundy
Engine size: 4.5
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Options: Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Up for auction is a 1972 Benz 280SE 4.5 with a column shift 3 speed automatic. They put the 4.5 in the 280SE for three years, producing13,527 units. The 4.5 is a reliable and powerful engine capable of 126 MPH.
This 280SE sun roof car was bought by my father, for my mother, on mothers day in 2003. He got it from a friend that had it in his garage next to a Diesel Benz. His friend had owned it for about ten years prior to my Father. Before that, it came from Arizona where it had been repainted and the Transmission rebuilt at 42,000 miles.Within a year of of it being in my Family, the Benz had the following maintenance done: Brake rebuild that included calipers and pads all around; Electronic ignition; A/C system rebuilt; Undercoating reapplied because the original was drying and wanting to peel; most of the front end steering components rebuilt or replaced; shocks;I have records from the past of typical maintenance, transmission rebuild, and a rear differential reseal.With is being from the 70's, there are a few cosmetic issues. I added pictures of what all I could.The paint has some cracking on the rear drivers quarter and on the passengers front door. The sunroof has a few chips around the opening and there are a couple small rock chips. The passengers front fender has a scratch along the bottom of it.The dash has a hairline crack, along with part of the dash wood. The headliner above the rear window has been like it is in the picture since the car came into my family. The trunk and the rear drivers side floor are missing the carpeting. There are a couple stains on the front carpet. The passengers side window will not go up all the way, it stays down about an inch. It sounds like the arm gear slips. The drivers side rear window will not do anything, as if there is no power going to it. The sunroof works but the motor likes a helping hand. The AM/FM radio turns on but you cannot hear anything.When you start the car cold, the power steering pump will make some noise for a minute and then be quiet.The Benz is driven every year, but only when all the salt-packed snow banks are gone and there has been a couple heavy rains. It drives a little less than 500 mile every year. Since it is cautiously driven, the body is very, very clean.I love driving this this car, I would not hesitate to drive it across the country. It does not burn or leak oil. Steering is tight. Brakes are spot on. All the lights work. Heat and A/C. Tires are older but in good shape. The transmission shifts like new. The seats are comfortable with no tears.If you are considering purchasing this car, please contact me and I will answer any questions you may have. I grew up with this car and I want it to go to a good home.I will add pictures of the engine.
The Benz is sold as-is. I need a $500 deposit threw PayPal within 48 hours of the auction ending. I will need a full payment in form of a postal money order or cashiers check within 14 days of the sale. The buyer is responsible for setting up shipping, it will need to be picked up within 30 days of the auction end unless other arrangements are made.

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