5k: Rare Silver: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C 4-spd W114

The Mercedes-Benz W114/115 chassis is the often overlooked E-class predecessor chassis that is overshadowed by the prettier W108/109 chassis.  The big S-Class ancestor W108 with its fancier front end and stacked headlamps is a bargain classic, so the downmarket W114 is forced into an even more compromised market situation…bad news for “collectors” but great news for folks who want to run/drive cheap classics.  Find this 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C W114 for sale in State College, PA offered for $4,250 buy-it-now on ebay. 

This W114 isn’t just the average running/driving coupe on the road, it is a 4-speed and equipped with European style H4 halogen headlights.  The US DOT did not allow the use of halogen lights before 1992, even though they had been lighting up roads all over the rest of the world for decades.

The W114 is powered by the M110, a 2.8 liter inline-6 good for 160 horsepower and mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  The medium sized coupe won’t be the fastest car on the block; it will be a stately cruiser but it does provide a certain level of cool with a manual gearbox and great durability. 

It would have been nice for the seller to include a single properly framed photo, but the car looks good for the price.  See another Euro-styled W114? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com