|Location:||Leichhardt - Sydney Ph: 0430 348 333|
This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280SE is far and away the best W116 series car we
have seen in the last 20 years. It is utterly immaculate and would take a
concourse win without question.
The owner has spent over $11k with all receipts and documentation on the
engine alone. You could eat from the rocker covers, it really does belie
belief. The exterior is nearly flawless and is finished in a lovely
period yellow. The interior follows suit with every switch and dial
looking and functioning as new. The air conditioning is very cold and the
gauges are as new.
The W116 series was a large step forward for Mercedes-Benz following the
discontinuation of the W108/09 chassis, it grew in size, luxury, safety
and performance. The 280 was the inline 6 cylinder petrol available and
was far more reliable than the very thirsty 4.5 & 6.9 counterparts.
As a result it saw fleet and taxi service around the world. It is not
uncommon to see them still getting around North Africa and Eastern Europe
with absolutely enormous mileages.
This example was quite highly specified for a 280 with air conditioning
power sunroof and alloy wheels. It retains it's original Becker stereo
and is completely as stock.
The 280 will come complete with an entire box of history and