This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C is finished in Dark Green over Tan MB-Tex upholstery and powered by a 2.8-liter inline-six M110 engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and 69k original miles are shown on the analog odometer. Service records are included in the sale dating more than 30 years back along with the original purchase agreement and window sticker. Recent service includes inner and outer tie rods and a new brake booster. Features include power windows, manually adjustable seats, air conditioning and the original Becker Europa stereo. This pillarless coupe is now being offered for sale with the original tool kit, spare tire, window sticker and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.
The exterior of this 280C is finished in Green which received a full respray in 2007. Additional records from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center accompany the car and show thorough refurbishment. Chrome trim is found along the beltline of the car as well as lining the windows and front and rear impact bumpers. Sealed beam headlights are shown at the front along with separate fog lamps. The seller notes that no rust or body damage is present on the vehicle. All glass as well as window seals are reportedly original to the coupe.
Factory 14” steel wheels are fitted with paint-matched hubcaps and wear 215/75 Hankook Kinergy ST tires front and rear. The seller notes that the tires were fitted recently and show good tread life. The brake master cylinder and brake booster have recently been replaced with OEM parts and accompanying receipts.
The seats are upholstered in Tan MB-Tex along with the door panels and headliner. The interior is said to have been recently reupholstered along with new wood trim and center speaker cover. The original wood trim is still with the seller and will be included with the sale. Interior features include manually adjustable seats with seatbelts, power windows, the original Becker Europa stereo and air conditioning which has recently been refreshed. The seller notes that the passenger seat adjustment lever is cracked.
The black leather-wrapped steering wheel frames the 140-mph speedometer as well as a centrally mounted analog clock and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, coolant temperature and warning lights. The odometer currently reads 68,977 miles, 4,000 of which were added by the owner since being purchased in 2016.
The 280C is powered by a 2.8-liter DOHC inline-six engine which produces 158 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. The engine recently received a full overhaul and rebuild. Other service includes the full engine rebuild, updated air-conditioning, new brake master cylinder, refurbished carburetor, all new bulbs, re-cored radiator and an updated electric radiator fan. The most recent service included inner and outer tie rods as well as a new.
This 280C is offered by the seller out of Miami, Florida and includes original manufacturer’s literature, the original window sticker, tool kit, spare tire, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. A walkaround video taken by the seller is included below.
A startup, walkaround and driving video of the car is viewable below.
The W114 coupe is an iconic design by Paul Bracq which is highlighted by its well known pillarless windows providing an open-air experience matched with its elegant fixed-roof coupe design. Paired with a 2.8-liter DOHC M110 inline-six, this buttery smooth power plant is the perfect match for this old-school luxury coupe. From its paint-matched hub caps to the iconic silver mesh grill, this 280C is the perfect representation of 1970’s Mercedes-Benz. It doesn’t get much more classic that a Green over Tan pairing, and given the condition and recent service of this example, it’s clear that every drive is a treat. We see huge value in any classic Benz but this example is especially strong with its engine rebuild and quality repaint. This car deserves an owner who will take the time to care for and appreciate all that it has to offer.
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