Posts Tagged ‘w116’

Positively Byzantine – 1973 Mercedes 450 SE

December 29, 2015

Mercedes sedans of the 1960s and 1970s seem to be true automotive bargains – fully depreciated but beautifully built, and sure, while service parts cost more than for a similarly priced American luxury car, every car enthusiast should experience one at least once. And if you want that rumbly V8 noise, a Mercedes with the M117 will do that too, and scoot you to 60 in a respectable 8.5 seconds, using its copious power and torque to get you there. Mercedes enthusiasts in North America will also know the W116 only came with the tidier, smaller world-market bumpers in 1972 and 1973, so check out this 1973 Mercedes 450 SE for sale for $3500 in Lynnwood, WA.

1973 Mercedes 450 SE right front

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Getting Away With It – 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5

August 29, 2014

With the end of summer approaching in the parts of the country that have four seasons, it’s interesting to see what people are trying to move along as the old-car driving season draws to a close. The possibility of having to spend money on storage also puts pressure on pricing, so it’s your opportunity to scoop a good deal or two, especially if you can find something that’s had recent mechanical or cosmetic work. A great example of this timing is this 1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 for sale for $3950 in Roxbury, CT.

1972 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 right front

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Cheap German Muscle – 1978 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9

August 25, 2014

Supposing you wanted all the headaches and potential fuel consumption of a Lotus Eclat trio, but only had space for one car. Then, only a cheap luxury car produced in small numbers (AKA future classic, we’ve seen it happen with many other cars) will do the job. Remember, now’s your chance to get in and be the guy who bought a 6.9 for $3600 – who cares if you spend four times that repairing expired vacuum-actuated accessories, fancy suspension bits, and more. Check out this 1978 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 for sale for $3595 in the San Fernando Valley, CA.

1978 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 right rear

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