Manual W123 Euro Coupe: 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280C

In a world that is rapidly degenerating into a “nightmare buffet of artificially flavored, hyperpalatable, yet ultimately bare-marginally satisfying, pseudoabundance” (thanks Kaibeezy for the best description of the 21st century yet) it is nice to be able to find a car that presents itself with all of the things you need in a car and none of the things you don’t need. Umm, okay….there is some rust…that’s maybe something you don’t want, but the subtle & attractive styling, manual gearbox, unstained interior, and legendary W123 Benz durability is exactly what you need in a car for about $5k. No self driving, self braking, lane departure warnings, or tire pressure monitoring warning lights here. Find this 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280C offered for $5,300 in Salem, OR via craigslist.

From the seller:

1978 mercedes benz c280
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
delivery available
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 90000
odometer broken
paint color: blue
title status: rebuilt
transmission: manual
type: coupe


This is a European model of the W123 Mercedes in a rare 4spd manual transmission. Runs and drives good, would benefit from a tune up and some regular driving (been in storage for several years), fun little car but it will need some attention. Some rust on the hood cowl and driver floor. Original Becker radio comes with it. Email first and then we can talk or text. Thanks! Car is in Salem Oregon and I have a great shipper if you need one.

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