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Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1972 280SE 4.5
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I used to own a 68 200D which is on the same chassis, I sold that one to buy a NMW motorcycle and then sold the bike because I missed the feel of that chassis.
I found my current car, '73 280SE 4.5, at carmax (believe it or not). the fuel injection system on these cars, as is mentioned above, is an early one, and I think a carb may have been a better design choice for this engine, and a 4 speed tranny would be great on the gas milage.
but I tell you, when you floor one of these babies you'll want to fill it up.
A lot of people are fans of this chassis, the ride is great, smooth, and the acceleration is incredible for a car its weight and when it was built.
Trivia about this model. its the last the Mercs that were handbuilt and the first V8 benz engine.
watch for rust, and any leaks from difficult to get places (tranny, brake booster etc.)
I was lucky when I found this car, I was looking for a diesel model. I suggest that you look at and drive other models with the same chassis before you throw down money (which on a basket case benz can be a lot).
Good luck! awesome car!