1971 Mercedes-Benz 280S
1971 Mercedes Benz 280S Sedan
The W108 is a line of Mercedes-Benz automobiles introduced in 1965, and included the straight 6 M129 engine, squarish looks, stacked headlights, a nonintegrated front grille, and double stacked bumper configuration. Like all Mercedes-Benz cars produced it was like driving a German Panzer. Not unlike a double hull ship, these cars were built to last.
Lasting until the present in very good condition, this 280S has mostly original equipment. Throughout its history, it has some rebuilt parts, but has strayed with the original configuration with options and styling. A true rust-free example, the underside of the car is as nice than the topside.
Still housing its original sheet metal, this gray beige coated beauty is totally rust free, and shining brightly. Dual stacked chrome bumpers in front and in the rear show some of the redundancy Mercedes is famous for. Bejeweling the front is a chromed floating radiator grille, topped by the essential tri-pointed star. This is chaperoned on either side by a round fog light, as well as a stacked flanking of dual headlights, shown in the American version (round duals). All brightwork is intact and shining as well. Period Mercedes wheels matching the car are on all 4 wheels, and tires with under 100 miles are mounted on the outside of the wheels. Design for the period shows very narrow profile trunk and hood areas of the bodywork.
Original Black Mercedes hides cover dual front buckets, as well as arm rests, and rear seats. Excepting a cut in the driver side seat, the interior seats are otherwise blemish free. Gray and tan pebbled loop carpeting covers the floor in stain free style, and stretches from door to door, which has leather covered panels. A few areas of bunching where adhesive has failed can be seen on the doors. Also, original wood surrounds to the doors are in need of restoration. A wood dash with a swooping instrument panel and gauge cluster is fronted by an original steering wheel. Power windows which are operational as well as the air conditioning unit under the dash.
The Mercedes-Benz M114 engine is a straight-six engine with dual two-barrel Zenith 35/40 carburetors. The engine displaces 152.4 cubic inches. The engine develops 146hp at 6300RPM, all with a 9:1 compression ratio. Bolted to the back is a 3-speed automatic transmission.
An original original, here for the taking. Consigner says he's owned 8 of them, and made the same mistake every time, sold a car he never should have. But his concession is he always gets another one either in a different color, or year, but loves the look of the car. Impressive finish, original car, runs great, and well maintained.
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This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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