Here's a true classic with the right investments to keep you enjoying it daily. This 1976 Mercedes-Benz 280C has that great iconic Mercedes appearance, and it's done with eye-catching paint, a loaded A/C interior, a cool pillarless hardtop, and a terrific supple yet agile ride. It makes for a distinctive classic maintained to be an awesome cruiser.
The Mercedes model W114 coupe is one of the coolest cars around. It blends the regal appearance of the 1960s and 70s classics with desirable sporty features, like the pillarless hardtop design. That tells you a lot about Benz's legendary build quality at the time because even Chevelles lost their pillarless option by '74. After all, Chevy was worried the roof was not strong enough for safety standards! And speaking of the 1970s, earth tones were all the rage. But while the brown is factory-correct, we're told this one was given a modern respray around 2016. And because this is a well-respected classic, the finish continues to have an impressive clearcoat shine. The nice metallic element heightens this unleashed every time the sunshine finds the sturdy German sheet metal. There has been real attention to detail here with the classic color-matched wheel covers, exceptionally clean glass, and full-length trim that looks almost like an unbroken line. Plus, those chrome bumpers were given a nice investment in 2020 to give off a big shine... and have you noticed something unique about them? This one has European-style body-hugging bumpers that make this coupe look sleeker and subtly unique.
The bamboo tan interior is a nice complementing color to the exterior brown. It is quite an inviting atmosphere, with the upholstery, carpeting, door panels, headliner, dash, and other fundamentals looking good. Even the details are nice with wood trim, working horn, working dome light, and a fold-down armrest for both rows of seating. But our favorite classic piece is the Becker Europa II stereo that's still cranking out the music - it's something true Benz fans love. More than just vintage, this one loves to be properly comfortable. So you get premium features like power windows and cold-blowing air conditioning (the system was even serviced within the last few years.) And the comfy bucket seats, large/grippy steering wheel, and gated shifter make for a terrific vintage driver experience.
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 four-speed automatic, and the suspension is fully independent with disc brakes at all four corners. This gives the 280C the reputation for being both sporty and a high-end luxury car.
The sale comes with the owner's manual, service manuals, and maintenance records. The proper investment in this coupe means you can use it just as easily for a grocery-getter as it can be a weekend pleasure cruiser. It's the best in Benz's robust and beautiful reputation and ready to go home with you. Call now!
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