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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL

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1972 MercedesBenz 280SEL 4.5

Believedto be one of the nicest original condition survivor 280 SEL 4.5 inexistence
Unrestored car that is in overall stunning condition
Oneowner car that has resided here in St. Louis Missouri since new
73,000 actual miles that is supported by intensive service records with no gaps and personal owners log
Extremlymeticulousowner who was a Captain pilot in the 110th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Ozark Airlinesprivately
Sold at 4pm on August 23, 1972 at Boulevard Motors in St. Louis Missouri
Religiously dealer serviced at Boulevard Motors and Plaza Mercedes Benz, all receipts are included and stampedmaintenancebook
One of 6,302 280SEL 4.5 models made in 1972
Finished in its factory correct Light Ivory exterior (code 670) with optional Cognac interior (code 250)
Numbers matching 230HP 4.5L SOHC V8 engine with Bosch DJetronic fuel injection #012388
Threespeed automatic transmission with torque converter and 3.23 rear end
Airconditioning, central locking, power steering, power fourwheel disc brakes, power windows, fourway power front seats and central locking,tinted glass, rear window defroster
Optioned with Becker Grand Prix AM/FM stereo, power sliding sunroof, cognac leather and white wall tires
Tons of documentation, including original data card, original owners manual, US Directory of MB Dealers, a copy of the 1970 MB model category, original Becker auto radio guide, original service warranty booklet, large stack of dealer maintenance and service receipts and more


Classic and formal MercedesBenz styling combined with power and handling to keep up with modern traffic is what youll find in this 1972 MercedesBenz 280SEL 4.5 at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. This example was made in March 1972 in Stuttgart, West Germany. It arrived in the US via the Port of Baltimore then was sold on August 23, 1972 at Boulevard Motors right here in St. Louis, Missouri and has been in the area since new by the original owner.Extremlymeticulous one owner who was a Captain pilot in the 110th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Ozark Airlinesprivately and religiously dealer serviced his beloved 280SEL only at Boulevard Motors and Plaza Mercedes Benz. This has to be one of the best unrestored survivor quality 280 SEL Sedans available in the market today With only73,000 actual miles and one owner that is supported by the intensive service records included with no gaps and personal owners log.

Finished in Light Ivory (code 670), the cars paint and trim are in overall excellent condition and the overall appearance is striking. The cars glass panels are clear and crackfree, as are the vehicles lights. The stacked headlights still look great 45 years later and still sport the original Carello lamps. This Benz rolls on Michelin XH4 whitewall radials, sized 195/75R14 at all four corners, surrounding bodycolored factory wheel covers. The cars body panels are straight and solid and the bumpers and chrome look excellent.

Under the hood is Mercedes 4.5L SOHC V8 engine with castiron block and Bosch DJetronic fuel injection. Backing this engine is a MercedesBenz threespeed automatic transmission and a 3.23:1 rear end. The 4.5L engine debuted for the North American market in early 1971 to circumvent new federal emissions standards without sacrificing engine output and performance. The 4.5 had a specific ECU that provided 10 percent full throttle enrichment. Driver convenience features include airconditioning, power steering, power fourwheel disc brakes, power windows, central locking, fourway power front seats, sunroof, tinted glass and rear window defroster.

Inside, the car is upholstered in Cognac (code 250). The SEL variants had a fourinch longer wheelbase and four more inches of rear legroom compared to 280S and 280SE models. The front leather buckets and rear leather bench seat with folddown center armrest are in very good order, as is the matching carpet and the tan headliner. The black instrument panel is in one piece and its walnut wood trim lends an added dose of warmth. The original, twospoke steering wheel is present and looks terrific but the horn is inoperable, as do the cars inner door panels. The mirror glass and gated shifter are in good order while the center console is in very good order. Completing this interior is a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM stereo. The interior features a factory power moonroof and it functions correctly.

The W108 cars premiered at theFrankfurt Auto Showin 1965. The initial model lineup consisted of 250S, 250SE and 300SE, as well as a W109; the 300SEL. Engines for the new car were carried over from the previous generation but enlarged and refined.

The 250S was the entrylevel vehicle fitted with a 2.2L straightsix cylinder engine with two dual downdraft carburetors. The 250SE featured an identical straightsix but with a sixplungerfuel injection(designatedM129) for improved performance.

Both the 300SE and 300SEL came with the 3.0L engine originally developed for the Adenauers. It had a modern sixplunger pump that adjusted automatically to accelerator pedal pressure, engine speed, atmospheric pressure, and cooling water temperature, to deliver the proper mixture depending on driving conditions. The cylinder capacity of the threeliter Mercedes engine was unchanged since1951. From 1965 to 1967, fewer than 3,000 W109s were produced. However, approximately 130,000 of the less powerful 250 S/SE models were built during the first two years of the W108s/109s existence.

Documentation includes original data card, original owners manual, US Directory of MB Dealers, a copy of the 1970 MB model category, original Becker auto radio guide, original service warranty booklet assorted maintenance and service receipts and much more. Be sure to see the photos for the extensive paperwork

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 71,537 miles and is believed to be actual supported by the extensive service receipts and owners log. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE

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VIN: 10806812012233
EIN: 11798412012388

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