1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 W108 Phantom Gray

1972 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 4.5 W108

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
SubModel: 4.5 W108
Type: Sedan
Trim: 4.5 W108
Year: 1972
Mileage: 87916
VIN: 10806812015602
Color: Gray
Engine: 4.5 L M117 V8 195hp / 264 lbâ‹ ft
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Acton, Massachusetts, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1972

Why this vehicle?-
An absolute classic. This original 2-owner Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 W108 is in spectacular condition and has only 87916 original miles. This West Coast Mercedes-Benz was purchased by the current owner's father back in 1973 as a pre-owned top of the line Mercedes-Benz. Since then it has been lovingly and meticulously cared for by both her father and herself. With close to $20,000 in repairs, service, and restoration work being performed in the last 10 years to keep this one of a kind Mercedes-Benz in the best possible condition. No expense has been spared. A thorough, documented, service history is available with this Mercedes-Benz along with written records of ownership. This is one of those vintage vehicles that come with a true history and a loving past that a new owner would be proud to be a part of.
Vehicle Condition-
The overall condition is one of originality and show car quality inside and out. The rare and sought after Phantom Grey paint is original with paint meter readings that are within factory specifications to a new Mercedes. The paint has its original shine and luster and looks absolutely striking against the original chrome bumpers and grille. This amazing color combination is something you must see in person to experience the overall presence this precursor to the S-Class has to offer. Moving inside this 280SEL you are invited in to sit on the supportive and blemish-free seats in black. The carpets are free of any stains and are all original as well, with 2 sets of floor mats protecting the floor and keep dirt away. The dashboard, console and controls all work as designed with exception to the driver's window which we have diagnosed. The radio is an updated unit that works and the original power antenna provides crystal clear reception. The original wood dash trim shows a couple of small cracks but still has its original laminate and minimal sunspots. A rarity on any vehicle of this vintage. You are going to be impressed with this vehicle as a whole and the exceptional original condition.
Comprehensive Inspection Highlights-
We performed comprehensive vehicle inspection as well as maintenance and service updates. The entire vehicle was checked by our master technician who specializes in Mercedes-Benz. The vehicle was road tested and all functions tested. Including, electrical, drivability, and accessories.
Service Status: All Maintenance items are up to date.
Next Service: Oil & Filter Service & Inspection at 93,916 Miles
Tires: Kumho Solus TA11
Front: New
Rear: New
Condition of brakes:
- Brake Pulsation: None
- Front pads 60% Remaining
- Rear pads 80% Remaining
We go a major step further than your typical pre-owned dealership. Using a sophisticated Paint Meter tool (by Elcometer) we tested each metal body panel of this Mercedes-Benz and found they are all factory original.
Noted Paint Readings (Mils):
Hood - 5
Fender, Right - 5
Door, Right Front - 5
Door, Right Rear - 5
Quarter, Right - 5
Trunk Lid - 5
Quarter, Left - 5
Door, Left Rear - 5
Door, Left Front - 5
Fender, Left - 4
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Factory Readings Range: 2.5 - 5.5 mils.
Value-added Improvements-
$349.00 Comprehensive Inspection
$209.00 Radio & Antenna Service
$104.00 Replace Battery Tie-Down
$440.25 New Hood Insulation
$812.70 New Spark Plugs & Ignition Wires
$195.20 New Exhaust Hangers
$144.06 Synthetic Oil Service
$237.90 Clean and Inspect Transmission
$104.00 Lubricate Steering & Suspension Components
$520.00 Straighten & Reinforce Underbody Tie-Down Points
$649.00 Mount & Balance 4 New Kumho Tires
$182.00 Adjust Front Wheel Bearings
$541.90 Replace Rear Brake Hoses
$762.00 New Brake Master Cylinder
$194.95 Motul Brake Fluid Flush & Inspection
$325.00 Diagnosis of Left Front Power Window
$130.00 Diagnosis of Windshield Washer System
$260.00 Diagnosis of Fuel System
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$6160.96 Total Mechanical Improvements
$200.00 Hand Wash & Clay Exterior
$311.50 Engine Steam Cleaning
$332.50 Complete Interior Detailing
$340.50 Polish & Protect Chrome Accents
$152.50 Paint Touch-Up
$435.50 3-Stage Paint Correction
$340.50 Final Stage Machine Polish & Hand Wax
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$2,148.31 Total Cosmetic Improvements
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$8,309.27 Total Retail Value of Completed Improvements
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