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Hello all and greetings from the Eastern side of the Atlantic!

Im Alex (27) and after having my Jeep Heap G.C. give up on me last week it was swiftly replaced with a W140 S280. I had no real interest in Mercedes before this and picked this car and it was a sweet looking deal on eBay. I bid right at the last moment and got the car for £650 - which is near as makes no difference $1000. It came with the technical check through to April 2012 and 6 months road tax (worth £125) so in reality I only paid about $800 for the car!!

Its got a bit of cancer on the front wing and a clonk from the front suspension (sway bar im guessing) but apart from that its as sweet as a nut.

Only 121k miles, full cow interior and the usual options for the S classes of this era.

I picked her up last Wednesday (bought unseen from eBay) and just finished driving it 1800 miles round Scotland - it performed perfectly.

The car was laid up for about 18 months in 2009, but was re-commisioned for the road by the previous owner in 2010 at a cost of almost $6000!! Every fluid and filter on the car was changed as well as the plugs, leads, air pump, ABS pump and PAS pump.

I think I got myself a good old fashioned bargain

1997 W140 S280.
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