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Well, it happened again.

The first time I saw this gem was about 10 years ago. It was often parked on a street corner along my daily commute. It popped up on Craigslist about 2.5 years ago. I went to see it, but it had issues. Lots of issues. It showed up again about 1.25 years ago, by the next owner. It had a lot of work done, and the guy wanted less than the first owner that put it on Craigslist. I passed. Then, it showed up again last week. Same car. Yet another owner had done more work, but the price was less than half of the second time around!

I went to see it, and thought it over. It was just a little rough to be in the "sweet spot" (and, it didn't have a 5-speed like the guy put in the ad, but I knew that from the first time I saw it). I decided, if it was still there a week later, I would see it again. It was. Couldn't believe one of my PDX M110 brothers hadn't snapped it up yet. The second time, I took Ducatipaso with me. Today, I came to terms with the seller, and drug it home. It drives OK, but it was a long trip in an unknown car.

I just got a few pics before it got dark...

VIN WDB12305310019826
Model 280 CE
Chassis 12305310019826
Engine 110984 10 023745
Transmission 001256 36
Order 0 9 233 04066
Approx. year 1979
Lights BOSCH
Cab 01163
Dealer Bremen branch (233)
Interior Unknown code (035)
Paint
940 marine blue (T) (с 01.01.1979 по 31.12.1981)
Options
260 elimination of model designation on rear lid (с 01.05.1968)
466 central locking system (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
502 outside rear view mirror, on the right (с 01.01.1963 по 31.03.1983)
533 interference suppression without radio set (с 01.01.1967 по 29.02.1984)
583 electric window lifters (front doors) (с 01.04.1970)
640 aluminium disc wheels with radial-ply tires (с 01.10.1969 по 31.12.1989)
812 rear-mounted loudspeaker (с 01.11.1974)

There is lots to see/do/list/discuss etc. Thanks again Ducatipaso for helping with the inspection.

It shows 101k on the odometer.

More to come.

FB
 

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Congrats! :)
 

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First pics:
 

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congrats!! good luck with it!
 

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aww poo, dot tail lights
nice ride, i think im gonna paint my next 123 blue

btw i found to get the mfg date you take out one of the silver relays and look at their date stamps, on my US 280 the month is exact match to the door sill stamp.

no 420, it must be stick :thumbsup:
 

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aww poo, dot tail lights
nice ride, i think im gonna paint my next 123 blue

btw i found to get the mfg date you take out one of the silver relays and look at their date stamps, on my US 280 the month is exact match to the door sill stamp.

no 420, it must be stick :thumbsup:
Don't worry, I won a pair of euro tails from ebay a couple of weeks ago. They arrived in great shape.

And, you are right: it is a 4-speed...

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Very cool fratboy.

Lets see some motor and interior shots
 

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I plan to keep the paint color. It goes well with the light interior, which is that kind of off-white/a little creamy color. Fortunately, the parts car I bought from bboybaroo for the 5-speed has the same color interior. Most bits won't change from a sedan to a coupe, but some will.

I hope to get home early enough tonight for some more pics. Stay tuned.

More to come...

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8, including the parts car. Don't tell my wife.

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As promised, here are some "before" pics. I haven't turned a wrench or screwdriver yet.

Lots of work to do.
 

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