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1972 Mercedes Pillarless Coupe Rarest W114 280 CE For Sale

Here we have my fantastic Mercedes 280CE.
Those in the know are now asking 25-30k for a restored one. Recent sales in the UK have been up to 19k. I've owned this car for about 16 years and know it very very well. The engine was replaced by a new one £6000 from Crewe engines about 10 years ago. I have probably only driven her 10-15,000 miles in it since then..... I planned to fully restore it several years ago but it never happened and I'm not really using it (other cars and no time). It was a reliable daily driver for 10 years around Brighton.

I have just serviced it, timing set, mixture set, linkages adjusted etc. New fuel filter/pump, lines flushed, hoses, coil, points, arm, capacitor, resistors.... Purrrrrrrring.........:) Why am I selling it? To clarify.
The car is an excellent runner and really very nice already but comes with nearly all the parts needed to make it the best one and benefits from a just 'run in ' new engine.
Turns heads and a dream to drive. So elegant. Totally pillarless coupe.

The 280CE is the electronic fuel injected twin cam version. Not the C (carb) or a 250 C (single cam). Much rarer and just under 2000 made. 185 bhp and 125 mph. I have a letter from Mercedes verifying the manufacture date of 1972. Car has been owned by Mercedes Club members from day one including myself.

£2500 worth of parts included:
2 new front wings panels
New windscreen with top tint ( replaced about 8 years ago by me, but I kept the other original also (no cracks or chips). No de-lamination on the screens.
Excellent painted chrome hubcaps and a set of spares
New Outer sills from Germany (no longer made by Merc) still boxed
New Sill closing panels
New front inner wings (probably not needed) but included
New bonnet 'slam panel' (between wings surrounding radiator in a crate from Germany (again not needed and £1000 new) fits other w114's
New battery tray
Magnecore ignition leads
New head light glass lenses and reflectors
Really good newish tyres
Good chrome
New rear seatbelts fitted (seats 5)
Rare headrest option fitted
Good exhaust system
New front bumper (perfect condition) with a spare included
New steel wheels from w123 world (same as a w123)
Needs a radiator re-core but no leaks or overheating at the moment.
Nakamichi CD player and Focal speakers!
Spare ECU's, dizzy, D-Jetronic module, sensors all included. But those already fitted are fine
New anti roll bar bushes, drop links and suspension ball joints supplied
I fitted new longer stiffer springs and new Bilstein dampers all round (A Mercedes option when new)
Yes, this is the original colour and interior (The Original 'original' paint is still on inner wheel arches under the underseal rust free!)
Set of expensive manuals and books. All bills for last 20 years
£2500 worth of parts and panels are included. Just fit them or tart her up and drive away

The works I had planned to make her perfect were...... Remove sills and replace with correct ones (some repair to rear arches where they meet the sills. Inner sills are good as are the floors. The current sills ARE NOT totally rotten but for perfection I would replace. It's very rare to see a CE with the correct sills and details. Perhaps I'm being picky but these are no longer 'run around' cars (not at £25k anyway). Things have moved on so if you are looking for a fixer upper but not in the market to spend, please do not contact me. Too many time wasters. Sorry....

Here's a new video of the car taken yesterday, cleaned, tuned and running fantastic. This video shows what's what - details above
IF THE LINK DOES NOT WORK GO TO YOUTUBE AND SEARCH FOR "Mercedes 280ce w114 updated walk around. For Sale"

:Remove engine (already rebuilt as I said) to repair front bulkhead correctly. Small leak (like they ALL do)
Strip and repaint.
The car was restored not long before I got her and had new rear outer quarter panels (still excellent)
New boot lid fitted £££
Carpets were replaced and boot liner by me
Great MB tex interior and vinyl. (new door cards and seat back last time round)
Perfect head liner
Invisible element heated rear screen
Locking front seat system
Excellent chrome work
4 Speed Auto box in perfect condition. Sharp swift changes and kickdown all working.
Performance is listed as 0-60 in 8.9 sec. Top Speed 125. The car will come with all service records and any spares I have.
Please note that this is a Series 1 Coupe without the bulky wing mirror or rippled rear lights of later Series 2 cars (pre-w115 or w123) and has a twin front bumper.

NO swaps, snowmobiles, boats or horses please.
Funds in cash or bank transfer. Car can be viewed in Oswestry Shropshire anytime by arrangement.

Happy to listen to offers ABOVE the starting price ONLY. Payment required on collection by bank transfer or cash ONLY. Please don't waste my time.
Please call the details below between 9am and 7pm to discuss

Price £7600 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
  280 CE
Year 1972
Mileage 15,000 miles
Country UK
Region Wales
Town Llanfechain
Telephone 01691 649607
Status Private
Date 26-Jun-2019
Ref C1098637
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