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1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE

The W123 is known as a workhorse amongst Mercedes-Benz aficianados, so it was curious that such a durable platform could lend itself so well to the classic pillarless coupe format from the house of the Three Pointed Star. While many of the W123 coupes we see in the US are diesel variants, this early 280CE for sale in Virginia has the M110 2.8 liter inline six under the hood. This makes it a bit peppier than the diesel CD variant, if losing a bit of the renowned durability of the OM617a in the process.

Year: 1978
Model: 280CE
Engine: 2.8 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 108,000
Price: Reserve auction

1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE on eBay

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1978 Mercedes 280CE Coupe. Very nice, mostly original and rare 280CE. No rust at all! Runs and drives great. Very nice, all original interior! All maintenance is up to date, she needs nothing!


Only 108,029 ORIGINAL pampered miles.
This Benz has been EXCELLENTLY maintained and she runs and drives great!
This car is MOSTLY ORIGINAL and it looks great inside and out!
The cosmetic condition of this car’s original interior is VERY GOOD! The seats, door panels, dash, wood trim, headliner, and more all look really nice!
The light blue paint looks good all over with excellent polish and shines and only a few paint chips.
The chrome looks very good all around this car!
This 280CE has NEW Michelin tires, NEW brakes, NEW front rotors, NEW front upper control arms, and more!
This classic Mercedes is loaded with the ORIGINAL Becker Radio, Factory Air Conditioning, Sunroof, Power Windows, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Power Antenna, and more! And, best of all…IT ALL WORKS!
The engine bay, engine, and trunk are all very clean!
The engine starts easily and runs great. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and this 280CE drives very nicely!
There is NO RUST AT ALL on the body or the undercarriage!
The previous owners obviously spared no expense keeping this 1978 Mercedes 280CE in tip-top shape! The mechanical condition is excellent in everyway and everything works great!
This car needs nothing to drive and enjoy today!
Bid now and bid often to meet our LOW RESERVE and YOU could win this auction!!!

Out of all the W123 models, the estate variants tend to bring the most coin, but the coupes are steadily climbing up to those levels. Diesel variants tend to be valued more than their petrol counterparts. If this were a later 300CD, we might be up around $10,000 to $13,000. As it sits, this early W123 with the six cylinder engine might see a final bid of somewhere around the $7,000 to $8,000 range.


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