1981 Mercedes 280 SE. It was originally owned by a German diplomat
in Japan, hence the diplomat flag and the German plate. It has been
modified by Lorinzer - this is a company that has been around since
1930 and does performance and luxury modifications to high-end
vehicles. Google Lorinzer to learn more. The vehicle sports a 2.8L
inline six cylinder - a bulletproof engine, that has undergone
performance mods by Lorinzer, including a very classy Lorinzer
exhaust. Gorgeous BBS rims. In addition the suspension has been
lowered, the interior has been embellished and a larger gas tank
installed. Since this car came from Japan the odometer is in km,
but it has under 46K miles at the time of this ad (it is a daily
driver so there may be slightly more by the time you read this).
There are very few 41 year old cars that have this little mileage
in this condition. This car was garaged it's entire life, and
maintained by the book. No rust at all! Slicktop, no sunroof (which
I prefer because they can leak in older cars). Recent improvements
include brand new suspension and shocks (OEM), new tires, radio,
and new AC. The AC is cold as ice, it is literally superior to my
other current late-model cars. The color is the original 'Mimosa'.
The paint is not perfect, but it is in excellent condition - there
are a few small bubbles on the hood, but they do not show up well
on pictures. Other than that the paint is flawless (see the pics).
The interior is good, but not perfect. The green cloth interior is
original. I have seat covers on to protect it, but there is a small
tear in the driver's side cloth seat. The burl veneer trim is
cracked in places, but mostly intact. Replacing it is not
difficult, if you desire. You can see from the pictures that this
is a clean, well-maintained car that is in outstanding shape for
its age. It is not showroom - but it can be brought up to showroom
quality easily. I prefer to use it as a daily driver. She is
reliable and fun to drive.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
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