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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5,Same owner for 39 years, dry Colorado car

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 280 SEL
Year: 1972
Mileage: 38,862
VIN: 10806812013974
Color: Dark Olive Green
Engine: 4.5L M117 SOHC V8 Engine
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cognac Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series Additional Info:

1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 Description

1972 Mercedes Benz 280SEL 4.5

Same owner for 39 years Desirable Dark Olive and Cognac leather interior Extremely dry Colorado car Powerful 4.5L M117 SOHC V8 Engine 3-Speed automatic transmission Factory air conditioning Power steering, rakes and windows

MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this well documented three owner 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL. The previous owner was an engineer who works on vintage Mercedes models as a hobby, nd regularly serviced and maintained the car including the recent installment of new Bilstien shocks, nd the replacement of all hoses, luids, nd filters. Overall this is a very clean example that has been driven regularly and kept up over the years. The finish of this Dark Olive Green Benz defies its age and would be comfortable as a daily driver, eekend driver, r car show participate.

In 1972, ercedes-Benz introduced the W116 line, he first to be officially called the S-Class. Produced from 1972 through 1980. This SEL’s original owner over his 39 year ownership used the car at his vacation home in Colorado. The Colorado climate kept the car dry, nd it was eventually sold via his estate in 2012. The second owner invested in a mechanical refurbishment including an engine tune up, he updating of all injection components including all new lines on the engine and injectors, nd a front-end alignment. All of the chrome trim and moldings as well as the rubber seals on the doors, indows, nd trunk were removed and replaced with NOS Mercedes products, nd the original paint was buffed and polished. The car was then purchased by the previous owner in 2014.

Finished in a beautiful deep “Dark Olive” green (code 291), he paint job shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. Front and rear bumpers have an excellent fit and finish that show well. All trim pieces are present and have a brilliant finish. The weather-stripping surround the doors and glass are in very good condition. The U.S. spec headlights and taillights are in very condition with no hazing or cracks. Factory sunroof has an excellent fit and finish. Paint and body are exceptional with no visible evidence of repair or damage that we could find.

Inside, he rich “Cognac” tan leather (code 250) seats all look great while matching carpet is seen throughout the interior. Overall the genuine wood interior looks great, owever there are some very slight signs of wear. The door panels and dashboard are matched perfectly the exterior of the car and look fantastic. The headliner mirrors the rest of the cabin and completes the theme. The original equipment steering wheel is in great condition, ower windows, ower locks, ir conditioning, Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio and even a power radio antenna! Included with this car is the original European Mercedes-Benz Service dealerships, wners manual, aintenance booklet and even over $10,000 worth of service documents and receipts!

This nicely represented Mercedes from the dry state of Colorado is equipped with the 4.5L SOHC cast-iron block M117 V8, -speed automatic transmission, ower steering, ower brakes, wheel disc brakes and independent suspension. The 14 inch original equipment steel wheels have the dark Olive green exterior matching full hub caps are wrapped in performance Sumitomo radials.

This Mercedes Benz S-Class is a classic car, frequently used as standard by car hire companies. It is comfortable and safe as well as elegant looking; ideal for drives across the countryside or high class transport on the “Autobahn”, ut with this 280 SEL you’ll find yourself driving and looking for twisty back roads instead… GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

Current mileage on the odometer 38,862. It is sold as is on a clean & clear mileage exempt title.


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Specifications Asking Price: $29,900 Miles: 38,862 VIN: 10806812013974 Year: 1972 Make: Mercedes Benz Model: 280SEL Title: Clear Warranty: No Condition: Used Options: Engine: 4.5L V8 Transmission: Automatic Body: Sedan Doors: 4 doors Stock Number: 160101 Lot Number: Exterior: Green Interior: Tobacco tan