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New series on NETFLIX main character is a 1972 280 sedan?

Hey guys, the wife and I started watching a new series on netflix called "Love" and the very opening scene I was surprised to see a vintage benz. We have seen 5 of the 12 episodes, but whats really cool is that the car is shown A LOT in this series, alomst like a main character. The car looks to be around a 1972, but there are no badges in the rear. I am guessing that it is a 280? It has some power options and of course the cracked steering wheel and dashboard. It's a great series, check it out if you have the time.
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I just did a google image search for "Netflix love mercddes opening". Is this the car?
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As an aside: German is my first Language, so I watch some ARD mediathek and ZDF medithek (German first & second TV channels commercial free).
Quite a few serials have classic Mercedes in them from R107, W108 4.5, W111 convertible, W114 /115, W116 450SE, W123, W126 and more.
Best of all they usually have the so much nicer looking Euro glass headlights
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I'm going to guess the sedan in "Love" is a diesel, not a w114 (but it could be neither).

No second lower front bumper:
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No badge on the back:
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Maybe it's a euro with no bumper guards and a badge delete.

But the smoke is what made me think diesel:
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And I think that when they went to the m110 to make it a 280, not a m130 250, it got a later steering wheel.
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Thats the car. Now that I watch more of it, I don't think its a diesel or a 280. It sounds like a 6 cylinder gasoline engine. I did notice the single front bumper, not sure what models had the single bumper. This show is created by Judd Apatow, he also did "Freaks and Geeks" and "Un decleared", which were also some great shows.
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Thats the car. Now that I watch more of it, I don't think its a diesel or a 280. It sounds like a 6 cylinder gasoline engine. I did notice the single front bumper, not sure what models had the single bumper. This show is created by Judd Apatow, he also did "Freaks and Geeks" and "Un decleared", which were also some great shows.

Only the 68-72 6-cylinder cars got the double front bumper. There's a Mercedes Fascination video that describes the double bumper getting dropped on later (euro) models. But this one looks like a 68-73. Maybe the got rid of the double-bumper in 73 when they switched to the m110.

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"And I think that when they went to the m110 to make it a 280, not a m130 250, it got a later steering wheel."

We had a 73 280 with M110 and it had an early, ivory steering wheel(Column shift for the auto trans also). So it must have been an option at least. Don

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"And I think that when they went to the m110 to make it a 280, not a m130 250, it got a later steering wheel."



We had a 73 280 with M110 and it had an early, ivory steering wheel(Column shift for the auto trans also). So it must have been an option at least. Don

Thank you for correcting me. It makes more sense that the wheel would change closer to 74 anyway.

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