2021 09 21 Featured External Listing - 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E - Collector Car Canada


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2021 09 21 Featured External Listing – 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E



2021 09 21 CCC Featured External Listing 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E



This 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E is a gas-powered sedan available in Vancouver.  It is the standard in Mercedes sedan in the era, the W123 body style.  Finished in yellow, the paint is complemented by a brown interior.



CCC Vital Info – 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E

Odometer – 169,000 miles
Engine Info – 2.7L inline-six cylinder
Transmission Info – 4-speed automatic
Exterior Colour – Yellow
Interior Colour – Brown
Other features – Mercedes appointments, MB-Tex bucket seats, Analog clock
Seller – Private
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a Carfax report reference (1981 and newer); and
a lot number.

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The 2.7 litre M110 is an inline six cylinder and the largest displacement gas engine installed the W123 during its 11-year run from 1976 to 1986.  (There was a 3.0 litre diesel.)  The M110 was good for 174 horsepower when new.  The engine is powered by BOSCH K-Jetronic fuel injection, a mechanical system.  There is a four-speed automatic transmission to send the power to the rear wheels.


This is a US-market car.  So, the dominant speedometer readings are in miles per hour, despite this being the first model year that Transport Canada standardized dominant km/h readings.  Adjacent to the speedometer are an analog clock to one side and a three-gauge cluster on the other:  readings for fuel, oil pressure and temperature appear.  The odometer of this W123 reads 169,000 miles.



Seller mentions a recent tune-up and new brakes at all four corners.  He also mentions that the car is entirely rust-free.  The car appears mostly stock, with the classic-look Bundt wheels, though we do notice chrome-look fender treatments.




Find this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280E in Vancouver on craigslist for $6,500.  Our thanks to CCC subscriber Ben for sharing it with us when he saw the 1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D Diesel sedan we are running this week.

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