Project Name: †1973 280se 4.5 tan http://www.mkngarage.com/items/0mb0cars/08_1973_280se45/
Quick Description: This is a rot-free California car thatís been mostly kept indoors, but should get a repaint.† I have not decided whether to keep this paint color.† It appears to be the original color, but not the original paint.
Online Thread for the main vehicle: †https://www.benzworld.org/forums/vintage-mercedes-benz/2364257-sight-unseen-w108-purchase.html
Number of Cars Included: 1
Asking Price December 2020: $7000
Title: Clean Delaware title registered and insured in my name
Model: 1973 280se 4.5 (US)
Transmission: Automatic (3-speed)
Modifications and condition: LSD 3.27 rear end, seats from a same color 280sel 4.5 (very slight differences).† Working original becker radio.
Issues List:† Front suspension appears to have negative camber, and should be investigated, but does ride fine.† I have access to other w108 4.5 that could supply suspension parts. There are 1Ē holes behind each wheel well that should be welded.† The paint should probably be stripped and have the car completely repainted, but as you can see from the picture below, it is a good looking car. †Horn beeps when turning.† Valve stem seals or valve stems need work, but I have an entire engine from another great running 1972 4.5 I could swap in which appears to have had a top end rebuild.† Itís included with this car that already runs and drives great, just with some smoke.† Also, if left too long, it will lose transmission fluid (as it seems all old MB will do if left to sit too long).
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