Very original presenting, darling example of a W116 280SE sedan!
This is a lovely Mercedes Benz 280SE W116 sedan. Finished in Ivory beige with Bamboo MB-tex, the car presents in very nice and certainly way above average condition.
This was a Californian & Texan car for most of its life so it is without any rust anywhere, including the underside which is scale free.
The car has had 3 owners (first 2 in California) who added most of the mileage as a town commuter. Recently serviced and all in working order. Mechanically the car is in good shape with no known issues. Just a quick look under the hood is testament to how well this Mercedes has been maintained.
Body and paint is excellent. The car is accident free and the paint is completely original. It is very shiny and consistent with only minor chips here and there but nothing glaringly so. There is no crazing or cracks in the paint. The rear glass has some internal delaminating at the base of the glass.
The interior is in lovely condition with the interior only showing modest use. She is in great shape with no unsightly wear on the seats, carpets or headliner. The dash does have the typical cracks. The wood has minimal fading, no lifting or peeling. Only the piece around the gear-shifter has some lifting of the veneer. Have a close look at the buttons and switch gear; they are all in good condition. The trunk is super clean with its original carpet mat in good condition. She is also a non-smoker car so clean and sweet.
The car presents with all its original features; electric windows, door locks, antenna, original Becker radio, A/C, heater, interior and exterior lights. The sun-roof works smoothly.
Tyres are brand new white-walls, fitted on original MB wheels with factory hubcaps. A set of Mercedes mud-flaps with white logos finish off the car nicely, I think. These can easily be removed if they are not you.
Not much more can be said but to invite you to take a close look at the many, many photos of this great Mercedes 280SE sedan. Truly in excellent condition, not a show-car but a beautiful example nonetheless. Surely amongst one of the better examples available for sale today.
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**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
This Mercedes is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of a range of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice driver condition. Please understand, show cars cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying condition accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or perfect cars at these prices. Please also understand it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are not new. So this means a 40 year old car is predominantly comprised of 40 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered preventative maintenance. We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 40 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially British cars. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold as-is/where-is with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a 40 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.
PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU CONTEMPLATE DOING SO AS, RESPECTFULLY, THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Jaguars are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.
|“Excellent & immaculate overall clean condition. Mechanically well maintained with recent services completed. Accident and rust free. Paint & finishings rank very high showing minimal minor nicks and marks but nothing major. Technically; in generally very good condition. All electrics; windows, seats, features and functions, in working condition. No "unknown" major defects, but with possible weaknesses as you should expect with any +/-40 year old classic. See item description for full details” |
| Year: || 1979 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || WDBAB93A1CN007553 |
| Mileage: || 134000 || Exterior Color: || Ivory beige |
| Make: || Mercedes-Benz || Interior Color: || Bamboo MB-tex |
| Model: || S-Class || Number of Cylinders: || 6 |
| Trim: || 280 SE W116 sedan || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Engine: || 2.8 litre DOHC straight 6 || Body Type: || Sedan |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Vehicle Title: || Clear || Sub Model: || 280 SE W116 sedan |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline |