We found this Blue over Tan 1973 Mercedes Benz W114 280 Sedan here on Craigslist in Brick, New Jersey the private seller describes as “a perfect base to restore. It runs and drives. Good 20 footer but will need some cosmetic work. I am the 4th owner and I have full owner history from new. The car has 156,958 miles on it.”  Further in his ad, the seller correctly states that the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool lists the #4 “Fair” condition for this vehicle at $3,800, so we agree he has his “Merc” reasonably priced.

W114 Mercedes have a reputation for being extremely reliable and well built and as a result, enjoy a cult-like following.  As the seller states, “I purchased the car because I know the car has great potential and it would be easy to bring it to the next level while driving and enjoying it. I am sad that I will not be the person to take it to that point.”  This example will make a nice project for someone to enjoy driving while they restore some of the cosmetics to their former glory.  Good luck with the purchase!