Mercedes-Benz 280 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mercedes-Benz 280 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Mercedes-Benz W123 review: 1976-1986
Driving an old classic car can be appealing, but it's important to buy a quality oldtimer, like the Mercedes-Benz W123, to avoid the dream turning into a nightmare.There's something special about ...Read More
Ripper car, but no gas
YOU'LL find it hard to get anyone to convert your car to LPG. The demand for kits for more current models has the LPG industry working flat out, and I'm sure it won't have time to develop a kit for an older car such as yours.
For what it's worth
UNLESS you're passionate about the car I would recommend selling it. Old cars deteriorate rapidly if not well looked after, and that means regularly driving them, regularly changing the oil and so on. If you're not an old-car enthusiast it's best to sell it to someone who is. Your Benz, though it would no doubt be attractive to a Mercedes enthusiast, will increase in value to any great extent. The cost of keeping it is likely to exceed any increase in value that may occur. I think you'd get $6000-$7000 for it depending on its condition. There are two ways of selling it: advertise it in the specialist press, or try contacting a Mercedes-Benz club.
Safety in the mercs
THOSE Mercedes had a body that gave good crash protection, but your sons would be safer in more modern cars with airbags.
Finding the right fuel
THE Valiants need PULP with an upper-cylinder lubricant such as Valvemaster or Flashlube, which can be found at your local servo. Your Benz should run satisfactorily on PULP with no need for an additive.
Merc doing well
Thanks for your comments, Neil. I wonder if you would have had the same results using unleaded without the Fuelstar.