Ladies and Gents, I present you with a "barn find" W111 1973 Mercedes Benz W114 280 CE
Coupe. One of 3,942 made with the W114.672 chassis code that indicates a fuel injected M110 I6 engine.
The car is fuel-injected, which was a rare model and extremely rare as to imported car to the U.S. Market. The car has automatic transmission, green exterior, white roof, and green velor interior. The interior seating is in great condition!
The previous owner kept the car in his garage, babied it, took it to local car shows, etc. The owner passed away last year and I purchased all of his cars, including a mint W111 1966 230S Universal (which I'm keeping...for now
The car was not in running condition when i purchased it. Towed her home. The fuel system was all gummed up. I cleaned out the fuel system, Replaced all of the filters and gasoline, serviced it, and the car now runs very well! It is Mechanically well sorted. The car drives very well. It does smoke a little when it is cold (expected), but otherwise runs very smoothly. The transmission shifts properly. The engine starts quickly when cold. The lights all work, but the turn indicator relay may need to be replaced soon. I have driven the car approximately 200 miles on a mix of highway and local roads. Sometime in the last 50 miles the speedometer and the odometer stopped working. The odometer indicates 53,xxx and I believe that to be close to true based upon the overall condition of the vehicle. The clock works intermittently. Otherwise, the gauges are all working including the pesky fuel gauge. The radio and horn work as well! The car has a brand new set of tires I just put on last week. I would suggest the new owner change the oil again after a few hundred miles of driving, just to get all of the potential crap out from sitting in a garage for a nice number of years.
This car is not a full restoration concourse d'elegance quality car, but it is a very good driver quality car or an EASY restoration--I mean easy like Sunday morning. The paint has some minor flaws (some bubbles from a previous respray), but no major visible rust and NO known cancer on the body at all. The aluminum and chrome trim could use some attention. I am working on polishing it now...trying a variety of different products to alleviate the tarnishing and pitting. The drivers carpet needs to be replaced. There's a slit down the center of the dashboard--not sure if this is a crack because it is perfectly straight and looks like it belongs there, but it is there (you can see in photo below). The dash comes with a fitted carpet cover attached by velcro. Cosmetically, the only other flaw I can think of is two of the hub caps needs to be repainted (paint flaking off) but I would probably just replace them. They're a dime a dozen on eBay + the like.
Why am I selling it:
I do not have any more space. Too many toys. Otherwise, I definitely would be keeping it to continue driving it. I'm sure I'll deal with some seller's remorse on this one...I almost always do. It is a true pleasure to drive with some decent pickup and impressive torque!
She's a great cruiser that I would not be afraid to drive on a day with questionable clouds. It has seat belts, so the wife would feel more comfortable letting you take the kids around in it
[S]$8500[/S] REDUCED TO $6950!!!
I reserve the right to sell the car elsewhere. The car is Offered on an as-is, where-is basis in New Jersey, USA, but the seller will coordinate shipping (international) for at additional fee.
if you have any questions email me at r o s s dot g a l e @ g m a i l dot com
, or call 7 three 2 . eight two 0. zero three 13.
Data Card: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx7gxr7o10...ata%20card.png
Data Card Decoded:
Chassis number: 114 672 12 100613
Engine number: 110 981 12 014952
Transmission number: 000462
Key code: xxxxxxxxx
Exterior color code: 861 – silver green
Interior color code: 966 – olive green velour
401 single seats
410 sliding roof
426 power steering / automatic transmission, floorshift
436 seat belts
536 interference suppression, without radio
592 heat insulated glass
665 10 liters of fuel
671 no Varta battery
After cleaning it up:
Underbody has no rot: