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I am looking at buying a 1975 280c...looking for your thoughts!

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of buying this car

I don't know much about this chassis style at all, but I've read that they are pretty neat! If anyone has one, can you give your thoughts? What it's worth, strong points, weak points, etc. would be very useful for me and anyone else who might want to buy one of these. I understand that the car has under 100k miles (60 or 70, if i remember right), and i was told the compressor is in the trunk at the moment, but the seller doesn't know why. he says the body is in very good condition, and there are two rips in the interior (one on the headrest).

Thanks a lot!
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I've owned 5 of these in the past and currently own 2. They are good looking cars and they handle and ride very well. They are not expensive and are pretty easy to maintain for the most part. The carbs can give problems and they can rust.

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