Strike_Zero Dork
9/4/12 6:41 p.m.

Not mine . . . didn't know these existed . . .

1980 Mercedes Benz 280CE! CHEAP! - $950 (Lake Norman, NC)

CL Seller said: 1980 Mercedes Benz 280CE! CHEAP! - $950 (Lake Norman, NC) Date: 2012-09-04, 10:08AM EDT 1980 Mercedes Benz 280CE! Good transmission and brakes. Lots of recent work and parts including new battery. Drive it home. $950 or best offer. Please reply to ad. Location: Lake Norman, NC it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests PostingID: 3249034836
Woody MegaDork
9/4/12 6:57 p.m.

I almost bought a '78 about a month ago, but this one is way less. I wish it was closer.

bastomatic Dork
9/4/12 8:39 p.m.

shoot now that is a bargain! They're hardtop coupes, by the way. Very comfortable cruisers.

Knurled SuperDork
9/4/12 9:28 p.m.

I found that anything 280 in the 80s is gray-market. At least, we regularly serviced a 280SE and we had to get chassis parts from a 450SL and engine parts from some mid-sized sedan from 1975.

Maybe it's only the DOHC sixes that were gray market.

Either way: Nice driving car, but sloooooooooow.

EvanB UberDork
9/4/12 9:54 p.m.

There were grey market and us 280s, i had a euro 280se with the higher compression dohc six. That one looks like us based on the bumpers, I can't see the headlights.

Knurled SuperDork
9/4/12 10:29 p.m.

Maybe it was a 280SL... can't find the pics. Anyway, the owner died a couple years back and I keep scanning to see if it ever comes up for sale somewhere.

I keep having Visions of getting a 107 chassis car, a tweed hat, stringback gloves, and doing TSDs.

EvanB UberDork
9/4/12 11:54 p.m.

I can see the headlights now that I'm not on my phone, that is definitely a US market car.

This was mine, looked great but never ran right since I am bad with troublshooting CIS and give up easily.

93EXCivic UltimaDork
9/5/12 7:52 a.m.

Awwww man... I love old Benzs.

cdowd New Reader
9/5/12 7:56 a.m.

My mother had an 84 euro 280sl with a 5 speed manual. Small bumpers and euro lights. It was a really nice car. I don't know about the us version of the 280.


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