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Here is my 78 euro 280CE for sale

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My wife says I can't keep it because I have too much other stuff. Is there a good place to list these? This one is most interesting because it is a true Euro and legally licensed here. Never federalized. I bought it locally off CL from a preacher who has owned it 12 years.

bought a plastic dash cover

4 new wheels

New windshield

2 new door seals

I have had paint and body work done.

Some suspension work.

Repaired the driver's side window regulator

New left front Euro headlight.

I also paid to have the motor gone through, not a rebuild but

replaced valve guide seals, head gasket set, and related seals, timing chain tensioner and guide rail, several hoses and an oil change.

4 speed. carbed.

It will need interior work to be truly nice. Euro bumpers and a factory trailer hitch. If anyone here is interested, I will sell it to you for 3k. Engine work was 2400, paint and body was 2k, windshield was 400 or so

seals were really expensive. I'll post some more pictures on Monday after it is detailed. I think I am actually going to send it to my nephew.

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Interesting car Andy! Just curious if these had a rear camber compensator spring like the earlier M-B's. I remember that heavy part is tucked up just about the rear diff.

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Hey Jim, I will look. I don't know much about these cars. We had to adjust the front when I got it. Never wrecked. the right front wheel was out of kilter to the left. IT drives smoothly. Reminds me of a softer, kinder Bavaria.

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That's a W123 chassis, no camber compensator. That has semi trailing arms in the rear, much like BMWs of the '60s-'80s. Front uses a double A-arm setup, though.

Always thought that a W123 coupe would be a cool, fun car with a nice BMW M30 3.5L engine and a manual transmission stuck in it. Or a 24V motor from a late W124 E320. This would be a perfect victim, but there are far too many projects here already...

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very nice - would make a nice reto World Rally

car -

The very nice point about the car is the 4-speed box.

bad thing actually is it not ever being Federalized.

I some states those import and emission conversion

papers might be vital to registration

the up side is that there were many really bad hack

jobs in converting the GRAY MARKET CARS

that in later years would come apart, leak,

run terrible, rust because there is RUST in

europe.

You'll miss it.

The W123 is a near extinct Best Of Breed

i miss mine - wish i had a barn to keep them in

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I MISS MY 123 ALSO .

IT HAD THE CHEVY 350 WITH A 5 SPEED . LOTS OF FUN & STILL GOT 20mpg .

IT WENT TO A HOT RODDER IN NEW YORK WHO THEMED IT AS AN

AUTOBHAN PURSUIT VEHICLE COMPLETE WITH GERMAN GRAPHICS !

LIVIN' THE GOOD LIFE NOW I SUPPOSE . LIKE USUAL I AM OUT OF ROOM AGAIN SO I STARTED DOUBLE STACKING THE CARS INSIDE .

I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED THE 123 COUPE BODYSTYLE .

PITY THERE ARE SO FEW OF THEM LEFT .

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