CLEAN, 2.8 I6, AUTO, A/C, PWR WIN, 4 WHEEL DISCS, VERY NICE, AFFORDABLE FUN!
Here's a true classic with the right upgrades to keep you enjoying it every day. This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C has that great iconic Mercedes appearance wrapped in modern paint, updated factory alloy wheels, and a host of other features to turn heads. And it's all for an unbeatable price.
The Mercedes model W114 coupe is one of the coolest cars around. It blends regal appearance of the 1960s and 70s classics with some desirable sporty features, like the pillarless hardtop design. That actually tells you a lot about Benz's legendary build quality at the time, because even Chevelles lost their pillarless option by '74 because Chevy was worried the roof was not strong enough for safety standards! The light blue paint was applied in 2011, and it plays perfectly in to Mercedes-Benz's reputation for subtly being the best car on the road. It shows off the Teutonic tightness of the body that still has the perfect Mercedes THUNK of overbuilt quality when the doors close. But while this one has everything you could want for a complete classic, you can't help but notice the modern Mercedes alloy wheels. It's a cool custom touch, but if you don't like it, the original-style body-colored hubcaps and a new set of wheels come with the sale.
The dark blue interior looks exceptionally well preserved. This is especially nice because when you park this pillarless hardtop, then everyone can see how well the exterior color coordinates nicely with the buckets seats. When you sit sown, the first thing you notice is the dashboard with a wonderful old-world piece of walnut fitted. Your instruments are elegantly simple factory VDO gauges with clear white-on-black markings. The steering wheel is substantial, like the helm of a ship, and Mercedes used a gated shifter for the times when you wanted more power and control. You can choose to cruise all day with the windows down listening to the upgraded JVC AM/FM/CD stereo, or you can button up all the power windows, and just enjoy the air conditioning in pure German luxury.
Lift the hood and see the 2.8-liter straight six motor that helped Mercedes build its reputation for bulletproof cars. Bred for the Autobahn, the silky smooth DOHC six purrs away under the hood, giving an effortless feeling like it could cruise forever in hushed silence at high speed. The transmission is a smooth-shifting automatic, and the suspension is fully independent with a disc brakes at all four corners. All of this gives the 280C the reputation for being both sporty and a high-end luxury car. The full set of Firestone tires means you can hop into this one and use it just as easily for a grocery-getter, as a weekend getaway coupe.
Who knew classic German elegance and quality could be so affordable. But now that the secret is out, you better act fast. Call today!!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Light Baby Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Disc
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