Why does NOBODY want a Mercedes 280SE sedan? Buying a criminally cheap classic!

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  1. Robert Drake
    Robert Drake
    3 päeva tagasi

    Looks like it was owned by a German dentist "is it safe?"

  2. Brawn Benson
    Brawn Benson
    4 päeva tagasi

    Unfortunately she’s not a beauty, that’s the truth. The coupe proportions are a little easier on the eyes.

  3. Chris Warfield
    Chris Warfield
    8 päeva tagasi

    Classic and beautiful

  4. David Hilliard
    David Hilliard
    12 päeva tagasi

    Rats, I would had loved to pick up that car. I've had two mid-60s Benz's before and I know how to care for them.

  5. sbodi4d
    16 päeva tagasi

    Sh%t, I'd rock that ride! I've got $1,000.00 with your name on it, just let me know where to pick it up...

  6. It's Time
    It's Time
    21 päev tagasi

    These are really awesome cars. I got to blast around in a lovely 1972 example (fully sorted) and there is no question these are undervalued. They can have ice ice cold air conditioning and that’s a huge plus. I’d pay 9 grand for this example in a split second.

  7. Tomer Mahlis
    Tomer Mahlis
    21 päev tagasi

    This car is cost 5000€ in Ireland

  8. skymuffn
    22 päeva tagasi

    …my very first car was a white 1972 280 SEL 4.5 back in ‘86. I inherited it from my grandfather when I turned 17. A month later he was gone. Then on my 21st my grandmother handed me her1971 280 SE 3,5 Cabriolet also in White. I still have them together with a few more inherited MBZ from my folks.

  9. Markku Pesonen
    Markku Pesonen
    Місяць tagasi

    I would take it right away but it is too expensive to freight to Finland.

  10. Mohabat khan Malak
    Mohabat khan Malak
    Місяць tagasi

    I think the V8 on this car should be a 6.3Litre engine not 4.5Litre. Did a previous owner convert and put the later W116 4.5Litre engine? Also, the V8 cars had to have the air suspension, but the straight 6 just had coil springs and this was also true with the hydaulic leveler in the rear axle.

  11. Anthony Lawson
    Anthony Lawson
    Місяць tagasi

    Your Nick Cage is on point!

  12. MediocreMan
    Місяць tagasi

    Not all of us have thousands to blow on some ancient project.

  13. Valeriu Grebencea
    Valeriu Grebencea
    Місяць tagasi

    For sale now?

  14. Ali Alturaifi
    Ali Alturaifi
    Місяць tagasi

    Were can I by one for this price I have been looking for mounths 😩

  15. AJ G
    AJ G
    Місяць tagasi

    Here in Europe I still see these, mostly diesel, driven by grandpa's :-)

  16. Melchor Vincent Agot
    Melchor Vincent Agot
    Місяць tagasi

    My dream car is an old W123/124 diesel or an old BMW E36/39. They really fit the landscape of my country, the Philippines. W123 in rural areas and W124 basically everywhere else. I just think vehicles here in general suck excluding Toyota Land Cruisers. People here just like to rice their shitboxes and turn their SUVs and pickups into monster trucks. What is wrong with car owners in this country?

  17. fo3
    Місяць tagasi

    These got popular in the 2000s like every other 70s car they exploded in value going from 3k to 20k back then. Back in 1999 I had a W108 1971 3.5L v8 for $5000. Looking at classifieds now they're 40k for the 3.5, more for a 4.5 and you probably won't even find them in good condition. Plenty of 2.8L 6cyl for 20-30K. These aren't a secret bargain in Australia. E: I fed my "cheap German" fetish buying a $2k BMW E34 so I guess we have different values for "cheap". Cheap and classic is fluid. 70s cars became expensive 25+ years ago, 80s cars 15+ years ago, 90s cars back up on price recently.

  18. Michiel de Romijn
    Michiel de Romijn
    Місяць tagasi

    These go for anything between 9,000 and 90,000 bucks over here in the Netherlands.

  19. Master Wac
    Master Wac
    Місяць tagasi

    Lol I didn't see it my car is my feet lol

  20. Samurai Kam
    Samurai Kam
    Місяць tagasi

    Very nice example 👍

  21. Craig Scott
    Craig Scott
    Місяць tagasi

    There’s a reason nobody wants those old Mercedes there junk.

  22. Darth Daddy
    Darth Daddy
    Місяць tagasi

    They left it named 280 so rich people could screw their insurance

  23. yankee2 yankee
    yankee2 yankee
    Місяць tagasi

    I see one on eBay right now (a 1971 MB 280 SE) with rust and demolished upholstery that has been bid up to $32K with a BIN of $54K...

  24. yankee2 yankee
    yankee2 yankee
    Місяць tagasi

    Would it make a daily driver, or is it a collectors item? I always liked them. They were around when I was a young man. I could not, of course, afford one.

  25. John S
    John S
    Місяць tagasi

    I would pay 8,000 for that car, if I had the money.

  26. Huw Price
    Huw Price
    2 місяці tagasi

    Well I do! When can you deliver, please?

  27. Hann Film
    Hann Film
    2 місяці tagasi

    The spider looks so comically small that at first I thought it was his kids toy car

  28. John Parola
    John Parola
    2 місяці tagasi

    9,000 dollars + year 1973 = $300.00 that is the problem.

  29. MrDuncl
    2 місяці tagasi

    4:40 With a balance board charging in the garage I hope you also have a sprinkler system. They stopped the import of those into the U.K. due to the number that caught fire.

  30. Andrew_koala
    2 місяці tagasi

    NOBODY wants these because because NO BODY needs it. When 'one' becomes A BODY it means you are DEAD. You are not yet fluent in the English language and have not learned yet the difference between 'someone' -and- somebody conversely everyone - everybody

  31. Santi Fresnel
    Santi Fresnel
    2 місяці tagasi

    7600 in the USA, you have some rock bottom prices there tbh.

  32. PD Tech
    PD Tech
    2 місяці tagasi

    Hideous looking car to be fair, no wonder nobody wants them! Looks like something out of an old 1960s East Germany spy movie! ⚠️😯😁

  33. Rodney Hedger
    Rodney Hedger
    2 місяці tagasi

    Really, you should see the Australian market for these, where they start at the price of a new Corolla. If you could find one.

  34. Surfer Sandman
    Surfer Sandman
    2 місяці tagasi

    My 71 280s had the center console cushion.... But being a car in the pacific northwest led to a lot of rust. Also, does your have the wiper blade foot pedal?!

  35. Ben Van-Ness
    Ben Van-Ness
    2 місяці tagasi

    I have always said that. Of time and earlier was the Pinnacle of Mercedes quality craftsmanship that people aspired to own

  36. Hugh Barton
    Hugh Barton
    2 місяці tagasi

    Some would say that this was the last era of MB cars being of genuinely superior quality, if they have experienced a somewhat newer Benz they'd be terrified of the potentially daunting costs of operation. But these babies are, if maintained, pretty indestructible. I think a problem with this particular model is that is virtually indistinguishable from cheaper models, many of which stopped being desirable years ago, mostly due to folks just driving them literally to death...

  37. wilfred mark
    wilfred mark
    2 місяці tagasi

    send it to south africa for me

    2 місяці tagasi

    Me encanta w108 ♥️♥️♥️

  39. Haris Crnic
    Haris Crnic
    2 місяці tagasi

    What Lexus did to Mercedes?

  40. MASMO
    2 місяці tagasi

    I had one of this in late 2000s, it was an amazing experience

  41. TommyMacDaddy1
    2 місяці tagasi

    Be aware that the body mounts directly above the front suspension fail. The rubber goes bad.

  42. TommyMacDaddy1
    2 місяці tagasi

    I had a '68 250SE with a 2.5 six and a 4 speed manual for over 24 years. The car was mechanically fuel injected and had the very rare, optional skid plates and limited slip diff. Completely original interior. I took great care of that car, even going as far as putting a 3,27 ring and pinion in, replacing the 4,06, to make it more drivable. I was heart broken to find that the driver's side frame rail had rotted from the inside. Sold it to a guy, fully disclosing the issues, for less than half of what Hoovie paid for this car.

  43. Patrick Mckinney
    Patrick Mckinney
    2 місяці tagasi

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  44. Patrick Mckinney
    Patrick Mckinney
    2 місяці tagasi

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  45. Scott Maloney
    Scott Maloney
    2 місяці tagasi


  46. OsellaSquadraCorse
    2 місяці tagasi

    Important consideration on the 'nobody': For a used/classic, private purchase, the buyer needs 1) cash to buy and 2) cash to run and 3) cash to maintain. This isn't an approved used Merc, or Audi, buyable from the dealer, with a low, low monthly payment... or a new BMW or even Lambo or Kia, with a low, low monthly payment. These cars' sellers need people to buy who have real, actual cash currency, or a willingness to take out a personal loan. The people with money either have (see comments here) a couple of thousand, or have hundreds of thousands, and are hiring Wayne Carini, not browsing Auto Tempest. It's a small, small market for these types of 'intermediate' cars, in reality.

  47. Tony Wellington
    Tony Wellington
    2 місяці tagasi

    i’ll click the link once for every 40 lb dumbbell curl you are able to do

  48. Kevin Kelly
    Kevin Kelly
    2 місяці tagasi

    I always loved the style of the over-under headlights. Back in' 73, our German neighbor was an engineer working for Mercedes Benz USA. He had a brand new one. His wife would always be slinging gravel from the driveway whenever she drove it.

  49. Orlando Lazardi
    Orlando Lazardi
    2 місяці tagasi

    Nice car real Mercedes icon

  50. Jim Dunne
    Jim Dunne
    2 місяці tagasi

    I always thought these were timeless classics. They should be bringing better money $$$$$

  51. K O'Neill
    K O'Neill
    2 місяці tagasi

    The car is an ugly ancient Mercedes. It should be recycled.

  52. rockerdriver
    2 місяці tagasi

    As a very little boy in the late 70s in the USA,I remember seeing some of these and they immediately caught my eye,along with the Caddies and Lincolns of that era. Most other kids went for Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am,The General Lee,Magnum PI’s Ferrari,etc. Not me! The love affair still continues!

  53. mtumilty
    2 місяці tagasi

    It's not the worst color...wait a minute...never mind. :-(

  54. Clearanceman2
    2 місяці tagasi

    A most unfortunate color.

  55. SpitfireJJ
    2 місяці tagasi

    I don't know why Americans don't buy them. When I was little, I'm from Romania, a lot of these were abandoned, rusted, good for nothing, just dead on the side of the road. Never seen a good example. When I was seeing one of these, it was a rusted old junk and even if it was working, the engine was loud, didn't sound right. My teacher from school had one. I used to hear his engine when he parked in the school's parking lot. I love the car, it's very well built. Unfortunately, for some reason, there were many bad examples of these on the streets, it has earned an image of an old rusted car. People don't buy them anymore. And it wasn't one of the special mercedes models, that cost a lot of money even today. I would buy one but there are not many left and where on Earth would you get parts from?

  56. Rick Lane
    Rick Lane
    2 місяці tagasi

    Misty video...

  57. Seadweller451D
    2 місяці tagasi

    This is equipped with Bosch MECHANICAL fuel injection, not electronic. The reason for this cars UNDESIRABILITY is asking price Vs. condition. I own a 1973 350SL 4.5.

  58. Tino Möller
    Tino Möller
    2 місяці tagasi

    Well, I think its funny, here in germany these cars can go for over 50k in Euros, the 6.3 even more than 100k. You wont find a nice one like this for 9k unfortunately, otherwise I would have one too haha

  59. Craig Rockwell
    Craig Rockwell
    2 місяці tagasi

    Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick was being chauffeured in a 6.9 Benz similar to yours, only bigger! my name is Coffee, just not spelled the same.(the green Mlle) OK ill shut up now! have fun

  60. J M
    J M
    2 місяці tagasi

    After been owned by Tyler, this babe might sale for 15k right on the spot

  61. J M
    J M
    2 місяці tagasi

    Doug? is that you?

  62. Colin Hamilton
    Colin Hamilton
    2 місяці tagasi

    hows the crash test rating on one of those?

  63. AJ Wilson
    AJ Wilson
    2 місяці tagasi

    Too many "grey market" Mercedes 280's were imported into the US.... a lot of them were high mileage taxi cabs. Who wants to buy a retired Berlin taxi?

  64. Damian Pasour
    Damian Pasour
    2 місяці tagasi

    That’s looks like the one that one owner car guy sold on his channel same exact car.

  65. Peter Lemonjello
    Peter Lemonjello
    2 місяці tagasi

    I love that Merc! I’d drive around town like a king. Cool color as well.

  66. Dani Hope
    Dani Hope
    2 місяці tagasi

    My great uncle and aunt had one of these, they put more than 500000 miles on it. It was a great car.

  67. Thorsten Latz
    Thorsten Latz
    2 місяці tagasi

    In Germany a good Mercedes W108/W109 of this type would coust you at least 20,000 EUR / 24,000 USD. Here it is a VERY appreciated classic and in my opinion the most beautiful large Merc (S class) ever built. This one in a slightly nicer color, in European spec with a 3.5l V8, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows and a sunroof plus a manual transmission pagoda 280 SL in my garage and I would be quite happy.

  68. Natlikethebug
    2 місяці tagasi

    Bring a trailer overinflates their prices. Other than that these usually for for arpund 5-10 here in California.

  69. DeanoGTO
    2 місяці tagasi

    Old school mercs are some of the best cars you can get but the 90s and later cars I wouldn't touch unless I was paid

  70. Wayland Jennings
    Wayland Jennings
    2 місяці tagasi

    It's not that nobody wanted to buy that car...the problem is nobody wants to be seen in it.

  71. Jesus Deity ❤🎊🔥💪
    Jesus Deity ❤🎊🔥💪
    2 місяці tagasi

    Why it is so cheap....: Complicated rear suspension with hydraulic leveler. That most of the time has worn out. 13 greasepoints to be greased every 3000mls. Corrosion, Corrosion, Corrosion, did i mention Corrosion already? Manually to be adjusted contactpoints every 3000mls. Crappy power window guidance. Crumbled interior materials. Etc, etc, etc. I spend 20k before it ran as a dream.

  72. Walt Williams
    Walt Williams
    2 місяці tagasi

    For a lot of people it's all about the age and mileage, not the fact it's a Mercedes.

  73. Nick's DIY
    Nick's DIY
    2 місяці tagasi

    I think the main issue with this car would be the looks and the safety, no airbags as well as other safety?

  74. Pieter Steenekamp
    Pieter Steenekamp
    2 місяці tagasi

    Never herd anybody that can talk so much shit and non stop .... ba

  75. lookoutleo
    2 місяці tagasi

    everyone wants those cars here in uk and europe

  76. man on a mission
    man on a mission
    2 місяці tagasi

    Very cool car

  77. Randolph Cirilo
    Randolph Cirilo
    2 місяці tagasi

    Goddamn it! Now everyone will want to sell their pos rust buckets for 10,000

  78. mouser485
    2 місяці tagasi

    Yikes, no shoulder harness. Cool car but if you run into something your face is going straight into that steering wheel.

  79. jim cherkas
    jim cherkas
    2 місяці tagasi

    Just you wait until he brings it to the garage mechanic

  80. jumbo jonesy
    jumbo jonesy
    2 місяці tagasi

    Lovin' the lil' red Hoovie hover hooptie plugged into the wall behind you.

  81. Karolis J.
    Karolis J.
    2 місяці tagasi

    You are so lucky in this regard in the states. You won't find anything as good for this price. Well done!

  82. matt andrews
    matt andrews
    2 місяці tagasi

    NO! take this down I'm trying to save for one !

  83. GeeCars
    2 місяці tagasi

    Vinyl? VINYL?? MBtex, if you don't mind, young man 😉

  84. Daniele Sbordone
    Daniele Sbordone
    2 місяці tagasi

    Nobody wanted it because people are stupid. These were some of the best Mercedes ever built.

  85. Smoky
    2 місяці tagasi

    Ayeeeee I have a 1974 280C 🔥🔥🔥

  86. Walter Knox
    Walter Knox
    2 місяці tagasi

    I always wanted one of these since it was the bates motel car. but i want it in the mint green color that one was in.

  87. James Ward
    James Ward
    2 місяці tagasi

    My dad had one just like it power blue, 4.5 and Automatic. His smoked a bit on acceleration so probably needed valve guides and seals or maybe piston rings. I wanted the old ponton model......that to me is the classic look. These are nice though.

  88. Justin Settle
    Justin Settle
    2 місяці tagasi

    Please do a CarTrek 5🙏🙏🙏

  89. David Build Vlogzz
    David Build Vlogzz
    2 місяці tagasi

    I’ve seen a Mercedes like this or similar mode for around 7 or 8 thousand wish I woulda had funds at that moment I woulda bought right away lol

  90. Tmetito
    2 місяці tagasi

    No sane person wants a Mercedes or porche or ferrari/Lamborghini the juice it's not worth the squeeze when the piece of crap brokes.the only ones are masochist and idiots that don't know what to do with the money

  91. Bobcat 2313
    Bobcat 2313
    2 місяці tagasi

    If I had access to the Wizard I would have no problem spending the money. It is almost impossible to find a mechanic shop you can feel like they are working on your behalf Enjoy your good fortune.

  92. Millzy M
    Millzy M
    2 місяці tagasi

    Love the 'Gone In 60 Seconds' reference lol

  93. A.A.P
    2 місяці tagasi

    I remember these baby’s my boss had one but it was DIESEL very well build I remember as I was driving it the 8 year old kid seating in the front passenger seat he took his Swiss Army knight and just stuck it in the front seat. Needless to say a lot of explaining had to be done. Hope I’m not rambling on and on and on. That car is no deal over priced by the time you fix all the little things $$$ but looks sweet. I was only 21 at the time passing 60 now. Cheers 🇨🇦

  94. Trabert Graneau
    Trabert Graneau
    2 місяці tagasi

    This is one car that needs to be preserved in the garage. It’s looking nice!!

  95. Jeroen de Sterke
    Jeroen de Sterke
    2 місяці tagasi

    My father had one in 1973. Kept it for 20 years, serviced by Mercedes, whose mechanics virtually fought among themselves to service it. A wonderful car and solid as hell. Manual gearbox. I miss that car!

  96. Jim Rassinier
    Jim Rassinier
    2 місяці tagasi

    Looks like a $3,000 car. Sorry, bud.

  97. michael vandermarliere
    michael vandermarliere
    2 місяці tagasi

    Gee, can I buy it? It looks like you paid a lot more than that!

  98. Mark Mayfield
    Mark Mayfield
    2 місяці tagasi

    It is my all-time favorite Merc model. Problem: cash flow.

  99. Aldrich Uyliong
    Aldrich Uyliong
    2 місяці tagasi

    In baby blue with color matched hubcaps and dark blue interior that's the coolest car in the world.

  100. Luke Porwol
    Luke Porwol
    2 місяці tagasi

    I drove one... in GTA V