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#1 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 06:22 PM
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1979 280E

Hey guys! I'm new to the forum and wanted to tell you about the great car I just picked up. I was trolling the Providence craigslist and came across this 280 and it caught my attention. It had a brief description and the asking price was $500. I just went and look at it today and it is absolutely immaculate. It's a two owner car purchased new at Inskip Mercedes in Warwick with 40K miles on it. Interior is absolutely mint, factory sunroof, Becker Europa Cassette which still works and a few other things. Has a stack of service receipts since new of which most recently included a new catalytic converter, brakes, and battery. It's got all the original books from Mercedes and the service stickers in the door jamb, the original keys and a mint original first aid kit. Even the original spare tire and jack look like they've never been touched. As soon as I get it home I'll post some pictures up of it (Topaz brown I think is the color with a peanut butter interior.) If anyone has a 280 and might know any little hints on how to make it run tip top let me know!

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#3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 06:34 PM
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Well, $425 actually, but by the time I tow it home it'll be around $500, it's just too far to drive without it being registered and insured.
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$500 Are you for real or this an April fools joke becasue it's not even April.
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This is totally real, I've even got the original Hirschmann antenna lubricant packet in the glovebox to prove it. Just wait until this weekend when I get some better pictures of it especially after I give it a good wash and buff.
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Ok. Then let us see it.

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Like I said, after a good wash and buff it'll be great but, still you can't say it wasn't a great deal :P

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Congrats! Looks like it has a lot of potential. I hope the AC is working too!

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