1973 MERCEDES 280 Beautiful Classic low mileage

1973 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1973

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1973
Mileage: 45000
VIN: 11406012016249
Color: White
Number of cylinders: 6
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For sale is a 1973 Mercedes 280.

I'm the fourth owner, the first being Harry Truman's Daughter who had it garaged as a vacation vehicle. This adds no value, but is a fun fact.

Pros to this beautiful car:

The paint is all-original with that Mercedes ivory white. Some scratches and dings, but in very good shape.

Tires are brand new.

Battery is brand new.

Carbs recently serviced with tuning and new jet and seal

Front struts were replaced 2 years ago.

All services done while in my possession done by German Motor Car Services in Santa Monica. He works on high-end Mercedes classics for much of Southern California.

Low Mileage for a car of this vintage. Previous owner had it at 40k miles odometer stopped working at 45k. No way to prove this of course but based on the condition of the engine mechanic says it should be true.

Previous owner repair records available as well.

New speakers and stereo system located under the passenger seat, so the original Becker stereo still sits in front.

Please click on the link to see a video of the car to fully appreciate:


This is a 45 year old classic car, so there may be issues I’m unaware of, but it has been regularly serviced and all current mechanical issues attended to.

I am writing down the current issues to the best of my ability. Please refer to pictures, video, and descriptions below, and message with any questions.

Needs a new muffler.

Has a 1inch scratch on the driver’s side door

Has various dents on chrome trim rear and side

Damaged floor upholstery on driver’s side. Was damaged when I received it. It's from someone's foot wearing through by the gas pedal. See pic

Side view Mirror lining is cracked.

Rear view mirror has flaking

Fraying cloth on window tracks (common classic Benz issue)

Small hole in ceiling upholstery on the rear passenger side. See pic

Peeling heat vent on dashboard. See pic.

Cracked blinker light on rear passenger side repaired with glue.

Odometer and clock not working.

Specs below. For more information, please e-mail the address provided.


Mercedes-Benz 280 (man. 4), 1973 model with 4-door sedan body and Line-6 2746 cm3 / 167.9 cui engine size, 117.5 kW / 160 PS / 158 hp (DIN) of power, 226 Nm / 167 lb-ft of torque, 4-speed manual powertrain offered since September 1973 for Europe.

Accelerates 0-60 mph in 9.3 sec, 0-100 km/h in 9.9 sec and quarter mile time in 17 sec.

In-depth Specs:

Country of origin: Germany

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: 200-280 W114 W115 /8 1967-1976

Submodel:W114 Sedan phase-II 1973-1976

EEC segmentation: E (executive cars)

Subsegment: E-1 (executive sedans)

Class: mid-size luxury / executive car

Body style: sedan

Doors: 4

Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Engine manufacturer: Daimler-Benz M110

Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)

Fuel system: carburetor

Charge system: naturally aspirated

Valves per cylinder: 2

Additional features: Solex 4A1

Cylinders alignment: Line 6

Displacement: 2746 cm3 / 167.9 cui

Horsepower net: 117.5 kW / 160 PS / 158 hp (DIN)

Torque net: 226 Nm / 167 ft-lb

Car power to weight ratio net: 80.8 watt/kg / 36.6 watt/lb

Car weight to power ratio net: 12.4 kg/kW / 9.1 kg/PS / 20.3 lbs/hp

Basic dimensions:

Length: 4680 mm / 184.3 in

Width: 1770 mm / 69.7 in

Height: 1440 mm / 56.7 in

Wheelbase: 2750 mm / 108.3 in

Fuel capacity: 78 liter / 20.6 U.S. gal / 17.1 imp. gal

Cd estimated by a-c: 0.45

Top speed: 191 km/h / 119 mph


0-80 km/h (sec): 6.4

0-100 km/h (sec): 9.9

0-160 km/h (sec): 29.9

0-50 mph (sec): 6.4

0-60 mph (sec): 9.3

0-100 mph (sec): 30.4

Drag times:

0- 1/4mile (sec): 17

0- 1km (sec): 31.2

Fuel consumption:

simulation based on the European type of traffic (mileage) / extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:

l/100km: 11.2-13.4 / 16.2-19.4 / 13.6-16.3 / 14.3

mpg (imp.): 21-25.2 / 14.5-17.4 / 17.3-20.8 / 19.7

mpg (U.S.): 17.5-21 / 12.1-14.5 / 14.4-17.3 / 16.4

km/l: 7.4-8.9 / 5.1-6.2 / 6.1-7.4 / 7

Driving range - (km / miles on tank)

extra-urban: 580-695 km / 360-430 miles

city: 400-480 km / 250-300 miles

highway: 480-575 km / 295-355 miles

average combined: 544 km / 337 miles

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