Autoblog’s free Readers’ Used Vehicle Classifieds section is a superb spot to list your vehicle for purchase, and since they are readers they frequently list interesting cars. From time to time we discover interesting listings within our what’s special about the subject. This 1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C was listed for purchase during the time of this writing, however, if the listing expires when you look at this, you can search for other great finds.
To date, we have only featured American cars within our Autoblog Classifieds Finds series. The very first European vehicle to really make it was a vintage Mercedes-Benz coup.
Our featured Paul Bracq –designed Benz is really a 280C, and therefore the engine may be the largest readily available for these cars, but it is fitted having a Solex carburetor rather from the 280CE’s Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection, or einspritzung. That will provide the M110 engine 160 horsepower, however the carbureted one is due to 145. The automated transmission this is a four-speed. As the vehicle includes a full-length center console – a Mercedes-Benz first – the automated continues to be column-shift.
The bumpers will also be unmistakable, because these coups acquired the large federal bumpers for 1974. 114-body Benzes only needed to put on these a couple of years, because the 1969-introduced coups were created until 1976. The month of january 1976 saw the development of the successor generation W123, and coup version arrived October.
However for some, the 114/115 cars would be the classiest Mercedes-Benz saloons and coupes. The styling isn’t crazy, as well as in classic Mercedes-Benz style the leading and also the rear from the coup match the saloon counterpart – only the pillarless hardtop sticks out. If stored as tidy and free of dents as our example vehicle, these cars will retain their awesome for any lengthy, lengthy time. As lengthy because the ac functions.