This car is a bit atypical of most of the cars I feature here at GCFSB. I typically focus on the lighter, smaller, sportier cars that attract my attention, which predominantly end up being Porsches. Those are the cars I love, but I’ve always loved a big Merc as well, especially those of the ’70s. Something about their styling really grabs me. There is a certain timeless charm found in their contours and whenever I think of having a big posh car to soak up road imperfections these are almost always the sort of cars that come to mind.
Here we have a 1973 280SEL 4.5 located in California. As one of the last of the W108 generation it came with a 4.5 liter V8 producing 225 hp that allowed for capable performance figures for cars of this size.
Model: 280SEL 4.5
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 82,310 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $13,800)
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1973 Mercedes Benz 280SEL 4.5 on eBay
Nice, California 280SEL with the desirable 4.5 liter engine. No issues with this 4.5. Some extra parts go with the car. More photos to be uploaded by Sept. 1. Title not branded in any way, no salvage title. Pre-purchase inspections are welcome.
Call for details: Ken at 916-295-9081 or 916-486-0981. Overall condition: Excellent.
Non-refundable deposit of $1,500 due within three business days after end of auction. Balance due within 7 days after that. This car is in condition 3-2 per the Hagerty Price Guide, No. 21. Value is between $14,000 (cond. 3) and $19,000 (cond. 2).
While silver isn’t the most exciting color on a car, I love the way the 280SEL looks in this color. The contrast of the orange front indicators with the understated paint color looks lovely and the silver paint provides a nice contrast to a fantastic looking cognac interior.…