New 1973 Mercedes-Benz Other Mercedes-Benz Models
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1973(1972 production) 280CE - ID#11407212000807 - Engine # 110981-12-000944 - Body #90748
Factory Production #919443 - 717 Papyrus White/262 Blue Leather - Ivory steering wheel.
First aid kit. Original tool roll - 110,359 Kilometers (68,573 miles)

The 807th CE built.

Special ordered in Germany to a very high specification. Eventually stored for some years in Germany by
the original owner. Flown to Atlanta, GA by the original owner's son in the early '90s. Used sparingly and
sold to the last owner in 2001. Again used sparingly and largely stored until my purchase June 2022.
Original Factory "Accident Service Day and Night" windshield sticker in place.

Factory Data:
248 - Heated Back Glass
404 - Orthopedic Driver's Seat
410- Electric Sunroof
426 - Power Steering/Automatic Transmission/Floor Shift Selector
468 - Central Locking/Rear Fog Lamp
514 - Becker Europa Radio
531 - Power Antenna
576 - Folding Arm Rest/Seat Height Adjustment
618 - Halogen Lamps
631 - First Aid Box
673 - High Capacity Battery (no longer installed)
682 - Fire Extinguisher (no longer installed)

This is a unicorn in the United States.
The US received 280Cs fitted with the dreaded Solex 4A1 four-barrel carburetor that
proved to be particularly troublesome, then and now.
And they were fitted with low compression, low output engines.

The 280CE benefited from a 9.1 compression ratio compared to 8.0 for the US 280C.
Combining the higher compression with fuel injection, the power output of a European
280CE was rated 205 HP SAE while a US 280C was rated at 120 HP SAE.
(Mercedes-Benz Production Models, Nitske)

The result is a massive difference in power and refinement.
This 280CE feels like much like an S-class model with
power to spare and sublime road manners.
Cold and hot starts are immediate and there is zero hesitation throughout speed ranges.
It's joy to drive.

The interior is fabulously preserved in every respect.
The original leather is gorgeous, carpets are superb, headliner is perfect.
Package panel is perfect, dash pad is perfect.
Lovely wood with a gentle patina of age. Gauge faces are crisp.

A non-repeatable car in the US.

Major servicing just completed and included: ignition wires, distributor cap, plugs, rotor - brake hoses - reseal heater valve - recored radiator and water pump - belts - engine/transmission/subframe mounts - differential service - new rear springs - rear shocks - valve cover gasket - front crankshaft seal - driveshaft center bearing/boot - front sway bar bushings - new rear exhaust - new tires and more. Ready for reliable tour and event use.
Glamor photos coming soon.

Roy Spencer @ 650-343-7980 - Pre-purchase inspections available locally.
Global shipping gladly arranged.
This exceptionally rare 280CE can be inspected in Burlingame, CA - 5 minutes south of SFO.
Providing exceptional cars to the global Mercedes-Benz community for 31 years.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    11407212000807
  • Classic Car ID
    101786277
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    Coupe
  • New/Used
    New
  • Mileage
    68,000 miles
  • Engine
    6 Cylinder
  • Doors
    Two Door
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    White
  • Interior Color
    Blue
  • Seat Color
    blue

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