Barn Find: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

For every 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe that Wayne Carini finds in barn, there are hundreds of other cars sitting in barns — usually for a reason. The thing about the barn find is that the hunt is usually the best part. Once you actually find the car, reality sets in and your left with a ton of unknowns with maybe a handful of logistical issues. It’s tough to separate the emotions of finding a gem and really stepping back and thinking through whether or not you should actually buy a barn find car. This 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE in a barn outside of Jackson, Mississippi isn’t a ’38 Bugatti but it’s not exactly a Chevy Chevette either. So lets take a look to see if this W108 is worth saving.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE on Jackson, MS Craigslist

Year: 1972
Model: 280SE
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 81,288 mi
Price: $5,000

$5000 OR BEST CASH OFFER WILL GET IT!!!
True Barn Find! Discovered in an abandoned shop, this beauty has been untouched for over 20 years! It will be sold AS IS, where is, and you must arrange for your own pickup. Inspection before purchase is welcome, but remember this is an AS IS auction, and there will be no refunds after the sale. It appears to be complete, and all original untouched not restored. The only visible flaw is the front driver side headlight casing is missing, see pics.
We have not attempted to start the vehicle, but I’m certain it won’t take but a simple service to fire it up. We were told by the family that owned the property, that the owner passed away some time ago, and his children left it untouched as you see it.

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Just over a month ago, I featured a 1971 Pagoda that is so similar to today’s car that I actually thought it was the same car when I first looked at the listing. Luckily, it’s not, but I thought I’d investigate this one a little further because who doesn’t love a nice Pagoda? (except that forsaken 1969 in NYC we all screamed in horror over) So lets take a look at this surprisingly reasonably priced 280SL located in Queens, NY.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL on Hemmings

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Often when we feature the classic W113 Mercedes Pagoda, it’s an example that has low-miles, flawless paint, an interior that is pristine and spends most of the time tucked away, rarely to see the light of day. With these cars now regularly fetching six figures, I don’t blame the owners for protecting their investments. Infrequently do we see a Pagoda you can feel okay about using on a regular basis to enjoy while still maintaining it’s beauty and stature. This 1971 280SL located in Atlanta can offer all that.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL on eBay

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

The W114 and W115 sedans and coupes were a fresh start for Mercedes-Benz, as this was the first all new chassis developed by the house of the Three Pointed Star in the post-war era. Renowned for their durability, these cars were penned by the famed designer Paul Bracq, also responsible for the elegant W113 Pagoda SL. Available with a variety of inline four and six cylinder petrol engines and inline four and five cylinder diesels, there was a flavor to suit many tastes. The coupe also featured Mercedes’ trademark pillarless design. Even though it was based off a rather tame three box sedan design, the coupe exhibited the restrained grace that we’ve come to know from Mercedes over the years. This 250C features the M130 inline six cylinder engine with the rare option of a four speed manual transmission.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C on eBay

This vehicle has had only 91,913 miles put on its odometer. That amount of mileage makes this vehicle incomparable to the other vehicles on this market and is ready for you to come and see at Newport Beach Auto Gallery, Inc.. Although this 1972 C Class is technically a pre-owned vehicle, the clean and spotless interior could fool even the toughest critic.

Most 1972 Mercedes-Benz C Class were four door, however, this is a rare 2 door with 4 speed on the floor. It has been VERY well taken for, shown by the factory unrepaired and un-cracked dash. The seats have also been unrepaired and undamaged for forty years- showing almost no wear, even on the driver’s seat bolster. This is truly a rare find!

The paint on this C Class is flawless; no scratches, no blemishes, no need to spend extra money on touch ups. The 1972 Mercedes-Benz C Class is an especially rare vehicle. So rare that you’ve probably never experienced anything else like it.