Need opinion on a 72 280 sel - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Need opinion on a 72 280 sel

I was browsing EBAY and saw this.

eBay Motors: Mercedes-Benz : 200-Series (item 320081096050 end time Mar-02-07 14:59:16 PST)

I am deeply interested in it..Was wondering if anyone from Ft. Lauderdale knows anything about this car? I am in Atlanta and contemplating of either flying down or driving down to pick it up. I would rather fly down and drive it home though. My main concern is RUSTS. I have seen a lot of nice paint job but when you look underneath at the rocker panels, it is full of holes.
purpleGORILLA is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 12:15 AM
BenzWorld Elite
wbain's Avatar
Date registered: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 1965 220S, 1999 Volvo V70 (wagon), 2006 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor, 72 350SL 4 Speed
Location: Near Manassas Va.
Posts: 1,830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Contact the owner and arrange a pre-purchase inspection, or get down there and look underneath the car yourself. You need to check brakes, front suspension grease points, are they clogged or has the car been regularly greased, how does the engine run and does it smoke. Does the trans slip and how does it shift. Check the rear axle boot for cracks or splits. Does the rear sag and how is the compensator spring, maybe it's been replaced with a spring. Check the flex joints. You don't want to drive it home and have them disintegrate.

A car this old will have problems, vacuum hoses, rubber parts, door seals etc. You'd better be handy with these cars or the labor costs will cost you big bux.

You can always buy the car and take it back by a trailer.

Near Manassas Va. '65 220S, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, '99 Volvo V70, '72 350SL 4 speed

Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant
wbain is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    New Rims and Wheels for 560 SEL (your opinion) Starry Night W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 31 10-15-2016 05:33 PM
    500 sel in 280 ge benz280 G-Class 3 02-21-2006 09:09 AM
    F.S. 1972 280 SEL 4.5L willis5275 For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 2 06-12-2005 03:58 PM
    1970 280 SEL rjbodratti Vintage Mercedes-Benz 2 06-24-2004 04:58 AM
    Any info on a 280 SEL Litton W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 14 09-04-2003 01:59 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome