973 Mercedes Benz 280 SEL 4.5
This 1973 Mercedes Benz 280 SEL is an Original California Car and was fully optioned for its day. For 39 years of age it is in excellent condition. The options include, power sun roof , bundt wheels , right passenger door mirror, rear window defogger , air conditioning and am- fm radio, original books, and its factory WINDOW sticker and original selling dealer license plate holder and first aid kit. The car has power steering , 4 wheel disc power brakes and power locks. The body is solid with no rust in the floors , fenders , rocker panels , and typical trunk areas. The undercarriage has its original Mercedes undercoating. The exterior color is called Tobacco Brown and the Interior known as Mercedes Tex is the color Cognac. This Mercedes has beautiful paint and gloss for its age. I believe it was repainted at some point, but exactly when I do not know.
The chrome has high gloss to it and there is 1 small dent on the front chrome bumper
The interior woodwork is in very good condition and needs no replacement pieces. The dashboard has no cracks, and is in very nice shape, as well as the seats The seats have no rips or tares in them and they operate as they should.
The Original carpets are in nice shape, and all the gauges on the car work except for the clock.
The door panels are also in good condition ,with the exception of 2 minor cracks on the top panel of the passenger side doors Original factory radio works well. The air conditioning works and blows cold.
All the Original Factory paint markings of white, yellow, and green are on the suspension parts.
The heater levers are in tact and operate fine, and these are usually broken when you find theses cars.
The headliner has 2 very small slits, but is very clean. The automatic transmission is the floor shifter model
and it shifts well and there are no leaks. The exhaust system was replaced before I acquired the car, and in the 2 years since I have owned it , no issues. The sunroof opens and closes as it should and there are no leaks. All the power windows go up and down and work as they should. The trunk is clean and has its original gray rubber mat and original green cloth tool kit. The trunk interior quarter panel is rust free, and so is the spare tire well . This Benz has its original spare tire made in Germany. The engine is highly detailed and the car drives beautifully. Its a great turnpike cruiser and you can feel the solid ride and power. These cars are the last of the Hand Built models by Mercedes, and the car has been in several shows attracting a lot of attention. This car is beautiful with no hidden agenda. To find one of this quality and in this condition is not easy. Please look at the photos, ask any questions and I will be happy to answer them for you.