1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 W108

1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 4.5

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1972

Price: US $12,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Trim: 4.5
Year: 1972
Mileage: 134729
VIN: 108.068-12-005191
Engine size: V8
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

Please view additional photos here. Please note that all photos were taken within the last two weeks.https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e23kiv25nrajbdi/AADcsZNEgJJbGiE9ce7XzULna?dl=0

Information about the car that I've gathered since I have owned it.

Chassis #: 108.068-12-005191 (5191 out of 13,527produced)

Model: 280SE 4.5

Engine: M117 V8, Serial #117.984-12-005148 (numbers matching car)

Build Date: 9/71

Mileage: 134,729 (odometer unfortunately doesn’t work and stopped working very recently. I have only put on no more than 100 miles on it since all of the maintenance below. Just like all of these cars due to the 5 digit odometer is it impossible to tell true mileage but the condition of these speaks to themselves rather than the miles on the odometer.)

Title: Clean and clear Washington State title in my name, ready to sign over to the new buyer


Exterior Color: 670 H Light Ivory (H = Herbets is the original paint manufacturer. Car has been repainted once but it is the original color)

Interior Color: 140 Cognac MB-Tex

589- Air Conditioner/Electric Windows

246- Heated Rear Glass

420- Automatic Transmission/ Floor Shift

466- Central Locking

491- USA Version

515- Becker Radio


-Car start up every time and runs and drives very well.

-All lights work and even the vacuum door lock system works.

-All power windows work.

-I have included new rubber front and rear windshield seals for new owner for replace if you wish. To clarify the seals do not leak now but they are old. The windshield does have a few scratches from some worn out wiper blades.

-A/C will need to be recharged and does it appear to have ever been tampered with and I did replace the AC compressor belt.

-Radio does not work as I purchased the car with an aftermarket radio although the original Becker is included.

-Dash cap does have cracks.

-Car includes original data card, maintenance card and original manuals.

-Car has solid floor pans, rockers and wheel wells.

-All chrome trim is complete with no pitting or rust.

-Car has been repainted and is fairly good but it is not perfect. No dents or scratches but does have some paint chips here and there as regular wear and tear due to age (please see photos).

-The one maintenance item that the car will need is a wheel alignment.

Overall the car is a great drivers car and will be great for years to come with all of the maintenance that was done.

Recent maintenance: have a folder of receipts foreverything and this folder will be mailed to the buyer along with the title. Parts and labor for all of the below maintenance is nearly $5000. I did not cut corners for preventative maintenance as my goal was to have this be a turn key car that the next buyer can enjoy.

-Brand new field pump (Bosch)

-Brand new fuel filter

-new battery

-new fuel sending unit

-fuel tank was dropped, and cleaned

-new air filter

-new plugs

-new plug wires

-new cap

-new rotor

-new alternator belt

-new power steering belt

-new AC belt

-new upper/lower radiator hoses

-new water pump hose

-new water pump

-new thermostat

-new coolant

-new oil/filter

-new passenger brake caliper

-new brake lines

-brake fluid flush

-new cam oiler clips

-new valve cover gaskets

-new lower oil pan gasket

-new Transmission filter

-new transmission pan gasket

-Transmision fluid flush

-Redline differential fluid flush

-new rubber door seals for all 4 doors

-new rubber trunk seal

-new Hankook white wall tires

-Bilstein shocks (do not have receipt for this. These was installed by previous owner and you can verify part#’s on shocks if you look at them. Rides very smooth)

-timing chain and guides were inspected and have no play at all. Previous owner replaced this according to her about 5 years ago.My mechanic inspected the chain to verify which is why i went ahead and did all the other preventative maintenance)

-recent full detail (Interior, Exterior, Undercarriage, Engine)

-new undercoating and it is rust preventative

The car is sold as is, where is. Please ask any and all questions. The car is located in Seattle, WA and the buyer will be responsible for shipping. I can assist and even recommend transportation services if needed. A $500 deposit will be required within 48 hours of sale and the full amount must be received within 5 business days. Payment in cash, verified cashiers check (Must wait for check to clear before car is released) or a wire transfer will be the accepted methods of payment.
The car does not burn any oil or have any smoke of any kind.
The car has not been in an accident before and the panels are very straight with no indicator of previous repair.
As far as owners go, I do not have a way to tell but I can tell you that the previous owner had owned the car since 1997. I do not know the history of it prior to that as CarFax does not work for these cars.
Please feel free to ask any additional questions.
Thanks and happy bidding!

I have recorded and uploaded a YouTube video doing a walkaround of the car with the car running. The link can be found below.


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