1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
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Last of the hand-made MBZ, ice cold AC, reliable and comfortable.

"The 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 - the period equivalent of today's S-class - is perhaps the best and most attainable example of Stuttgart's golden-age greatness. Internally designated W108, the big four-door first came into the world in 1965 powered by a 146-hp, 2.5-liter six-cylinder and was dubbed 250S/SE. In time-honored Mercedes-Benz fashion, the following six years saw the W108 receive a host of different six-cylinder powerplants, a long-wheelbase variant (code-named W109), coupe and convertible body styles, and no fewer than three different overhead-cam V-8s.

That said, all you really need to know is this: in 1972, the engine swapping came to a head. That year, Stuttgart gifted the short-wheelbase, four-door W108 with V-8 power - a 230-hp, 4.5-liter unit derived from the 3.5-liter engine first seen in the 1970 280SE coupe and convertible. This combination, sold stateside for only one model year, offered the best of both worlds, pairing the nimble chassis of the short-wheelbase model with some of the thrust of the 300-hp, long-wheelbase, $15,000 300SEL 6.3. What once was a plodding, low-powered autobahn cruiser had morphed into a torque-packed sport sedan with all-day-long, 125-mph legs.

On modern roads, surrounded by modern cars, a 4.5-liter 280SE is something of an enigma. It's that rarest of beasts - a big, old sedan that simply doesn't feel that old. The light, stiff doors shut with an endlessly solid, safelike whong that echoes a little through the interior. The fuel-injected V-8 lights off after a moment of cranking and then settles down to a smooth, almost imperceptible idle. Switches and latches feel heavy and substantial; the dash-mounted, key-shaped headlight switch chunks into position like a household circuit breaker. The stark interior is an exercise in restraint, a sparse combination of short-loop carpet, thin pillars, and unapologetically simple, well-trimmed surfaces." said Automobile Magazine.
This example is in very good condition with lots of recent documented service work including: new tire, new battery, new fuel inectors and hoses, new cooling hoses and belts, new radiator, fuel lines, recent transmission and air conditioning service.
The 280 SE 4.5 drives as well as she looks, smooth, powerful and comfortable with no fuss.

The driving dynamics of this car really confirms that this car has been beautifully maintained. The engine and drive line operate flawlessly, the steering and brakes operate flawlessly with no shimmy, wobble or wander. Steering and braking are straight and drama free. You could drive this car to the store or across the country with complete confidence.

This car is consigned by a motivated seller , is exempt from California smog requirements, comes with a clean and clear California title.

Low rate financing is available with rates as low as 3.5% APR with approved credit. You can apply directly on our website (www.lagunaclassiccars.com) by clicking on the "Financing" tab.
We can also arrange delivery to almost anywhere.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Antique White
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280SE
Miles
130,407

Interior

Interior Color
Cognac
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
Yes
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Engine Size
4.5 Liter V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
130,407
Vin
10806712000169
Stock
1969476
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Estimated Monthly Payment

$374.19

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