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Old 01-08-2006, 11:17 PM
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Ok, I just saw this in unclehenry's I don't know the seller and have not seen the car, but it looks kinda interesting and cheep so I thought I'd post it here in case anyone is interested:

"1979 Benz from belguim needs fuel filter, white w/blue velour inter. about 115,000 american mi. asking $400 OBO Fryeburg, ME Call 207-935-6108"


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http://www.unclehenrys.com/CLASSIFIEDS/Search/ExhibitDetail.aspx?ExhibitID=-2137175362&ishistoricsearch=N&ReturnPage=%2fClassifieds%2fSearch%2fResults.aspx%3fsearchid%3d7967144%26searchresultindex%3d0%26ish istoricsearch%3dN%26maxrows%3d40%23-2137175362
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:36 AM
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The car is worth it for just the bumpers.... also seems to have some sort of bodykit on it.
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:32 PM
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wonder if its a diesel..
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:55 AM
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Not diesel...

...it states 280SEL which would mean an M110 under the hood. Good engine, easy to work on (lots of elbow room in the engine compartment). In a 116 SEL its a reasonable engine - no bragging off the line but startling acceleration in mid range + up (this based on my 126 280SEL which can't be too far off as to weight).

Pretty rare stateside but as I recall, fairly stout production numbers for Europe due to the high tax on vehicles with engines over 2800c (somebody smarter than me can verify or correct me here!).

I'd be all over it if it were closer and I didn't already have 7 MBs - 6 too many according to the spousal unit (how does she figure )

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Old 01-12-2006, 10:12 AM
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looks like my old 280e

I had a euro 280e (1981, IIRC), which was a very quick car. It had a 123 chassis. This looks just like it. Could be a misprint. Would be a great buy. Only problem I had was my state's motor vehicle department wouldn't register for a long time because it had a euro VIN.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:30 AM
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Can't be sure...

but I think its a 116 (photo not too good on my computer). Looking at the side trim, on the 123 the trim is much higher on the doors/fenders. I can't tell if the "bumperettes" of the 116 are there.

Should be the same engine though...

Kevin
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Stable (in order of acqusition):
'84 500SL, 280SEL (Euros)
'77 280SE. '90 560SEL
'79 450SEL 6.9,
'95 C280 (totalled by daughter 8/07)
'81 280SL (rescued) '88 300CE
'86 560SEC '95 C36
'01 CL55

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Old 01-16-2006, 08:15 AM
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no it is def

a 116.

i drove one once with the euro 280. it was surprising ly quick. that looks pretty nice,... you know as much as you can tell from one pic. it has a non stock appearing lip on the lower valance in front. looks pretty cool.

i bet there is more than a filter needed. you never know though.

tom w
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:41 AM
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you're right, I'll never know. I called them on Sunday and they said the car is already sold. -CTH
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:29 AM
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No surprise that it sold already. rats!!!!!
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