Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. As one of the most celebrated automobiles ever produced, this W108 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5 V-8 has only 43,005 miles of use from new at the time of cataloging. The Consignor has all of the service orders from the other 2 owners of the vehicle, in addition to those received during their ownership. This model was only offered for 2 years before the wheelbase was extended to give rise to the SEL. Finished in the iconic color combination of Phantom Grey w/black leather seats, offset nicely by the wooden dashboard, this classic Mercedes is equipped with air conditioning that has just been refreshed with a rebuilt compressor. The power steering pump has been rebuilt and the water pump is new. This M-B V-8 is reputed to be bulletproof. This beautiful 4-door cruiser handles very well, as the 1994 Road and Track article on the model stated. They concluded "All things considered, the 4.5 was the best car Mercedes ever built." It gets a lot of attention wherever you drive it. This car is expected to rise in value in the next few years to grow nearer the 2-door hardtop and convertible versions. Offered complete with a Stuttgart-issued Zertifikat, this 1972 280 SE 4.5 sedan is a great example of a true automotive icon.