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Garry

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Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« on: May 04, 2022, 10:14:51 »
Added a W114 280ce to the shed as a companion to the Pagoda. Another Paul Bracq design.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2022, 10:19:21 by Garry »
Garry Marks
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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
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1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 10:53:43 »
Garry,
You have impeccable taste and clearly, very deep pockets!
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 11:44:16 »
I was surprised at the cost compared to a Pagoda or even a W111. 1/10th of the cost. I used all the money i saved on cheaper tyres for the Pagoda.  lol
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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2022, 12:32:13 »
Very nice Gary. These are great cars. The fuel injected versions, like yours, were by far the best. With the small (non USA bumpers) and euro headlights they are just beautiful. This model was one of my favorites to drive.
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2022, 14:38:12 »
Echoing Joe's comments. A very beautiful car.

My neighbor when I was a kid, Bob Guckenberger, was a young copywriter on the Mercedes-Benz account at Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency of record at the time for the USA operations. After one or two Pagodas, "Mr. G" got one of these. Loved that as much as the 113.

I wonder if anyone has fitted the Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection system to a Pagoda?
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 15:06:02 »
I think that by the time they added D-Jetronic to the /8 sedans and coupes the 2.8L six was the twin cam that also made its way into the R107.
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 19:47:55 »
Beautiful car and color and clean as a whistle, congrats .
A mid sized sports tourer.
What year is it, Gary pls

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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2022, 21:57:38 »
Its the /8 twin cam 1972.  Car is in pretty good shape.

There seems to be lots of 250ce’s in Australia but not so many 280ce’s and they are just starting to appreciate in price thats doubled in the last couple of years but coming from a very low base.

IIt will be my winter car for club cruises.
Garry Marks
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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
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Re: Added Another Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2022, 01:13:14 »
Mike, actually the 250CE versions were fuel injected M130 engines. They used the Bosch electronic fuel injection. Very rare and quite a bit easier to work on than the twin cam 280 CE.
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Re: Added Another to the shed. Mercedes W114 280CE
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 02:02:08 »
Got the car on club registration this morning after replacing rear discs and pads and a couple of other minor items to get the Roadworthy certificate to allow me to register it.


Now its raining so no driving it today.
Garry Marks
Melbourne/ Kyneton, Australia.
1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
2019 Izuzu DMax 4x4
2022 Volvo XC40 Full Electric Recharge,