Black 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5L V8

  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 14177
  • VIN: 108068-12-020327
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 4.5L V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States


undefined 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 Sedan in Memphis,Tennessee
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I am proud to exclusively offer the eBay community this beautiful 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL.
This vehicle is an unrestored, two owner vehicle that was bought new here in Memphis, Tennessee over 45 years ago. We purchased it from the second owner who had owned it since 1973.
It has been repainted to a classic piano black and sports the original leather interior. The odometer indicates 14,177 miles and has rolled over just once. It is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 paired with a floor-shifted automatic transmission. Cosmetically the car is far from perfect, but it runs and drives great, comes with extensive service history dating back to 1973, and has a clean Tennessee title.

The car was repainted from its original manila beige to glossy black. The paintwork done on this car was inexpensive. It looks good from 10 feet away but is not a high quality refinish. By no stretch of the imagination is this a show car, but it is a good contender for a full restoration and can be a lot of fun just the way it sits.

It comes with two brand new sheepskin seat covers. Passenger seat cover is packed neatly in the trunk.
Driver's seat shows 46 years of use.
Operational sunroof is great on days like today.
Factory 14 inch steel wheels wear body-colored center caps. The Michelins are old but still have a lot of tread.
This is an old German car so it would come as no surprise if there are some leaking rubber hoses, but I have not noticed anything major. The 4.5L M117 V8 is a very stout engine and this one still has a lot of life left.

I can arrange to ship this vehicle to you anywhere in the world. Please feel free to call or text me with any questions that you may have.
Bret B. Morgan Jr.

The car has been fitted with a 300SEL badge for vanity reasons, this is a 280SEL.

Car is mostly solid, the worst that I could find was here in the rear quarter panel.

The rear seats are presentable but could use some upholstery work as well

Original spare and tire iron

Still has the original Becker radio which works intermittently

Close-up shot of the imperfections in the paintwork

The extensive service records dating back to 1973.
This car looks great
Offered Without Reserve!
I am offering this vehicle without reserve price. Please bid whatever you feel is a fair price for the vehicle. Bidding starts at $19.73.
Shipping is available anywhere, for a nominal fee. Call or text me at (901) 483-6335 for a quote.
By bidding on this vehicle, or by purchasing this vehicle, you agree with and are bound by the following:
In addition to your winning bid, you will pay my dealership a $495.00 document processing fee. The winning bidder shall send 30% of the purchase price and the document fee within 48 hours of auction close.This shall be in the form of certified funds via federal express or bank wire transfer. The balance is due within ten days or whenever the vehicle leaves my hands. I do not ship cod. I am a licensed automobiledealer in Memphis, Tennessee. TN residents shall add 7% sales tax. All others are exempt from TN sales tax. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time at my discretion, as I see fit. The alert will contact me. This sale shall be governed by the laws of Tennessee. The venue of sale is Memphis, Tennessee.
You must resolve all questions prior to bidding. My vehicles are sold as is, where is with out warranty implied or expressed. Please remember that this is a forty-six year old un-restored car with over 100,000 miles. This vehicle will not be perfect. Please expect the vehicle to have defects, and or wear and tear appropriate from use and age.
I do not allow bid retractions whatsoever, those violating this rule will be met with negative feedback.Make sure you are fully qualified to purchase. You are entering a legally binding contract. I will pursue any non performing bidder to the fullest extent of the law. Once you are the winning high bidder at close of sale, you own the car! Just send the funds. No STALLING and NO QUESTIONS. Winning this auction is not an opportunity to inspect this vehicle. All sales are final and no refunds or returns will be given.
With that out of the way, good luck and happy bidding!!!


On Aug-21-19 at 22:30:30 PDT, seller added the following information:

Car walk-around:
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