1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SE
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"I had been looking for some months to purchase another classic car when I came across a 1998 Jaguar XJ8. Jesmond gave me the history of the car and explained everything he knew about the car. I found Jesmond to be extremely helpful, courteous, honest and a true gentleman. When I went with my son to collect the car, it was in a sparkling condition after a wash and polish with a nice bottle of wine in the back seat. Such a treat! I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase and would not hesitate in dealing with Jesmond again."Pamela Bell, Christchurch, New Zealand
For decades, Mercedes-Benz built an enduring reputation for cost-no-object engineering, reliability, and tank-like build quality.
Ask any diehard Silver Arrow enthusiast which model most epitomises these philosophies, and fingers often point to the cultish W126 generation S-Class. Some even go as far as nominating the W123, the precursor to the current E-Class.
But the S-Class’ street cred didn’t begin with either of those. It all started with the W116 generation built from 1972–80. Overshadowed by the iconic 1980s W126, the W116 is often overlooked and underappreciated. To those adjectives, add “unfair,” because the W116 is way more deserving of recognition.
As a global automobile with over 473,000 made and production that spanned across the world, many W116s still prowl the roads today. And if not for its authoritative looks, its bespoke character and road-going mannerisms make it one of the most unique S-Class generations to own.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- NZ NEW
- Unbelievable reliability and good performance.
- Comfort is like a modern upper class car.
- Aerodynamics are good for a 1973 car and door rubbers insulate very well the outside noise.
- Factory interior - all original.
- Seats are wonderful. Door cards, upholstery, carpets, hood lining all in very good original condition.
- Performance was good in 1973, and today it's still over the average performance of the traffic, thanks to the automatic transmission and the engine capacity.
- Straight, clean body with beautiful original paintwork.
- Good tires, new battery.
- Comes complete with factory owners manual.
- Doors still close with that solid, unmistakable Mercedes clunk.
- Spacious clean boot.
- One very nice survivor.
This is the first big-bodied Benz to formally receive the S-Class name, in 1972, and demonstrated Mercedes-Benz’ innovation on a global scale. It helped pioneer technologies like electronic anti-lock brakes and a reinforced passenger cell with impact-absorbing crumple zones. From an engineering and design standpoint, the W116’s refinement and avant-garde style set standards that we take for granted in modern cars.
This W116 is a tank, and built to last. You can drive this car hard for years without any troubles. Reliable, comfortable, good driving, still more than sufficient performance.
Dedicated to anyone that does not need modern entertainment and useless technology.
Car will be sold WOF’d and Registered.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.