I’m selling my 1980 Mercedes Benz 280TE Euro Wagon with a 4 speed manual transmission. This is a very rare car that was not available n the US. It has the most powerful 6 cylinder engine available in the W123 body cars with a 4 speed manual gearbox. The engine is a Euro spec high compression M110 engine with Bosch CIS fuel injection, making 185hp. The car is quick and can keep up with any traffic on the highway. Transmission is a manual 4 speed transmission. The odometer is showing 253XXX miles.
The car runs and drives well, I drive it regularly , 65 miles each way to my hobby shop and back and it does not miss a beat. I’ve owned this car for 3 years now and it has always behaved well. I would not be concerned about driving it to California tomorrow.
It’s a Euro ‘taxi’ spec car which means that it’s very basic on the inside. No A/C , no electric windows and a manual sunroof. These in my mind are positives as there is noting to break.
Car runs and shifts smooth but there is noisy bearing in the transmission that you can hear only in first gear. It has never given me a problem. The exhaust rattles a little from mis adjustment and could use a little work. It handles and stops well and is very stable on the road.
Since owning it, I’ve replaced the clutch, all 4 tires with new Goodyear tires that still have 90% of their tread and all the fluids (gearbox, engine and diff). I bought the car from Oregon with a salvage title which it got from the hood not being latched and bending back to smash the windshield. All I did is replace the windshield and the hood hinges to fix the car and have driven it since. It has an MP3 bluetooth Alpine Radio.
As you will see in the pictures, it is a 38 year old car and does have blisters , blemishes an areas that may need attention. It is however a very nice car that can be driven daily as is. The only area if rust that needs addressing is the inner fender section where the hing mounts. This is a common problem area where leaves build up and can cause rust. I have shown this in the video where a link is provided below,
The car is rust free and has a blue Texas rebuilt title in my name.
Dallas, Texas, United States