1979 Mercedes-Benz 280E

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The diesel-powered W123 Mercedes-Benz is a favorite of ours here at GCFSB. Their iconic style and durability has won motorists the world over, including us. However, this 1979 280E is one rarely seen stateside, packing the M110 2.8 liter gasoline inline-6 engine under the hood. Does the petrol engine take away the mystique of the durable diesel or is it more attractive given the added power? Whatever your opinion, this is a downright clean California car in need of a good home this holiday season.

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Year: 1979
Model: 280E
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 165,827 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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Private seller from Bel-Air offers a gorgeous original 1979 Mercedes-Benz 280E sedan. Finished in special order Maple Yellow with a Bamboo MB-tex interior. ALL original paint. Always garage kept. Maintained at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills Ltd. and W.I. Simonson Mercedes-Benz dealership in Santa Monica. Lots of recent maintenance. New tires. All new brakes including master cylinder, brake lines, calipers, rotors, pads and sensors. New Mercedes-Benz battery with full warranty. New hood insulation pad. Starts right up every time! Idles smoothly. Transmission shifts very nicely. All lights work. This car is the same body style as the 240D and 300D Turbo Diesel but it has more than twice the horsepower due to the fact that it has a rare special order gasoline engine. Very fun to drive, great gas mileage and very powerful compared to the diesels! All maintenance records dating back to the original purchase of the car in California in 1979 will be included. All books and spare/valet keys will be given to the new owner as well. If only the best will do, look no further! Selling due to limited garage space. Clear title. Clean Carfax reports. No accidents.

CALL 424-354-1492 for inquiries.

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Even though the number may seem lofty, 165,000 miles isn’t terrible mileage for the W123 Benz. Even a well maintained M110 will last you a while, provided it’s been looked after. We’ve seen similar 240D and 300D model sedans bring in the neighborhood of $8,000 to $12,000. Will this M110 powered W123 bring diesel money? At no reserve, this will be an interesting auction to watch. This car is awfully clean for the mileage it has covered. As such, I’d expect this 280E to settle in around $7,000 to $8,000 at a minimum.

-Paul

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  1. No reserve and at $3k w/ 3 days left. It’s on the eBay watch list! Might have to email the seller w/ a couple questions.

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