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Date registered: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 1973 280SE 4.5
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60k mile 1973 w108: potential issues and value?
I have found a 1973 280SE 4.5 for sale. It is a one owner car with 60,000 miles and has spent its entire life in Los Angeles. The owner is asking $6,000. Having reviewed all of the service records, it appears the car has been well-maintained and all issues that one might expect on a car of this age and mileage have been taken care of as they arose. Work was done by MB of Beverly Hills.
It was driven about 54,000 miles the first 20 years of its life and the remaining 9,000 miles were put on over the last 10 years. It hasn't been sitting for a long period and not driven, as far as I can tell. It starts quickly and drives nice and tight.
Here's the question: on a car of this age and mileage, are there looming, major repair issues that one might reasonably expect to occur in the immediate future that would be particularly expensive to maintain? I'm thinking these kinds of big repairs probably wouldn't crop up until closer to 100,000 miles, but I'm interested in the group's opinions on this.
Many thank in advance for your help!