Just picked up my new-to-me, 2nd owner for 28 years maintained, black on black 2.8 DOHC 1973 w114, and I'm in love.
Flew to Boise to pick it up from MBBUFF met here on this site. He picked me up and we went through the car backwards and forwards all day, and then hit the open road throughout the deserts of western idaho and eastern oregon. Bombed back to Portland in 7 hours without a murmur out of that purring M110!
A cop stopped me I think just to look at the car, but ostensibly to say "Oh, i didn't see the temp trip permit and thought you just had no plates. Wow, boise's a long drive to portland! Car looks great! on your way son." and so i did.
This was a kind or reunion for me. I used to have a 72, and regretted selling it ever since. I do also have a 230SL but kind of feel oddly 'precious' about it, whereas I feel like driving the crap out of a w114. So now I have both! again!
one to drive as it was intended and one to pull out on sunny days only.
So without further ado, welcome my new 280C which is not new to this site, but is new to me!
MBBUFF also took the time to help me get my new Lorinser wheels fitted! So big thanks to him!
No lowering *yet*, but I'd like to lower the front end just a bit. SUGGESTIONS? How-To? I have a couple spring clamps I could use if advisable?
What do you think? I couldn't be happier!!