Why does NOBODY want a Mercedes 280SE sedan? Buying a criminally cheap classic!

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  • AJ G

    AJ G

    11 tundi tagasi

    Here in Europe I still see these, mostly diesel, driven by grandpa's :-)

  • Melchor Vincent Agot

    Melchor Vincent Agot

    4 päeva tagasi

    My dream car is an old W123/124 diesel or an old BMW E36/39. They really fit the landscape of my country, the Philippines. W123 in rural areas and W124 basically everywhere else. I just think vehicles here in general suck excluding Toyota Land Cruisers. People here just like to rice their shitboxes and turn their SUVs and pickups into monster trucks. What is wrong with car owners in this country?

  • fo3


    6 päeva tagasi

    These got popular in the 2000s like every other 70s car they exploded in value going from 3k to 20k back then. Back in 1999 I had a W108 1971 3.5L v8 for $5000. Looking at classifieds now they're 40k for the 3.5, more for a 4.5 and you probably won't even find them in good condition. Plenty of 2.8L 6cyl for 20-30K. These aren't a secret bargain in Australia. E: I fed my "cheap German" fetish buying a $2k BMW E34 so I guess we have different values for "cheap". Cheap and classic is fluid. 70s cars became expensive 25+ years ago, 80s cars 15+ years ago, 90s cars back up on price recently.

  • ANG bibimoto

    ANG bibimoto

    6 päeva tagasi

    Its more durable car than todays cars

  • Michiel de Romijn

    Michiel de Romijn

    7 päeva tagasi

    These go for anything between 9,000 and 90,000 bucks over here in the Netherlands.

  • Master Wac

    Master Wac

    7 päeva tagasi

    Lol I didn't see it my car is my feet lol

  • Samurai Kam

    Samurai Kam

    8 päeva tagasi

    Very nice example 👍

  • Craig Scott

    Craig Scott

    9 päeva tagasi

    There’s a reason nobody wants those old Mercedes there junk.

  • Darth Daddy

    Darth Daddy

    10 päeva tagasi

    They left it named 280 so rich people could screw their insurance

  • yankee2 yankee

    yankee2 yankee

    10 päeva tagasi

    I see one on eBay right now (a 1971 MB 280 SE) with rust and demolished upholstery that has been bid up to $32K with a BIN of $54K...

  • yankee2 yankee

    yankee2 yankee

    10 päeva tagasi

    Would it make a daily driver, or is it a collectors item? I always liked them. They were around when I was a young man. I could not, of course, afford one.

  • John S

    John S

    11 päeva tagasi

    I would pay 8,000 for that car, if I had the money.

  • Huw Price

    Huw Price

    13 päeva tagasi

    Well I do! When can you deliver, please?

  • Hann Film

    Hann Film

    14 päeva tagasi

    The spider looks so comically small that at first I thought it was his kids toy car

  • John Parola

    John Parola

    14 päeva tagasi

    9,000 dollars + year 1973 = $300.00 that is the problem.

  • MrDuncl


    16 päeva tagasi

    4:40 With a balance board charging in the garage I hope you also have a sprinkler system. They stopped the import of those into the U.K. due to the number that caught fire.

  • Andrew_koala


    16 päeva tagasi

    NOBODY wants these because because NO BODY needs it.
    When 'one' becomes A BODY it means you are DEAD.
    You are not yet fluent in the English language and have not
    learned yet the difference between 'someone' -and- somebody
    conversely everyone - everybody

  • Santi Fresnel

    Santi Fresnel

    16 päeva tagasi

    7600 in the USA, you have some rock bottom prices there tbh.

  • PD Tech

    PD Tech

    17 päeva tagasi

    Hideous looking car to be fair, no wonder nobody wants them! Looks like something out of an old 1960s East Germany spy movie! ⚠️😯😁

  • Rodney Hedger

    Rodney Hedger

    18 päeva tagasi

    Really, you should see the Australian market for these, where they start at the price of a new Corolla. If you could find one.

  • Surfer Sandman

    Surfer Sandman

    18 päeva tagasi

    My 71 280s had the center console cushion.... But being a car in the pacific northwest led to a lot of rust. Also, does your have the wiper blade foot pedal?!

  • Ben Van-Ness

    Ben Van-Ness

    18 päeva tagasi

    I have always said that. Of time and earlier was the Pinnacle of Mercedes quality craftsmanship that people aspired to own

  • Hugh Barton

    Hugh Barton

    18 päeva tagasi

    Some would say that this was the last era of MB cars being of genuinely superior quality, if they have experienced a somewhat newer Benz they'd be terrified of the potentially daunting costs of operation. But these babies are, if maintained, pretty indestructible.
    I think a problem with this particular model is that is virtually indistinguishable from cheaper models, many of which stopped being desirable years ago, mostly due to folks just driving them literally to death...

  • wilfred mark

    wilfred mark

    19 päeva tagasi

    send it to south africa for me



    19 päeva tagasi

    Me encanta w108 ♥️♥️♥️

  • Haris Crnic

    Haris Crnic

    19 päeva tagasi

    What Lexus did to Mercedes?



    19 päeva tagasi

    I had one of this in late 2000s, it was an amazing experience

  • TommyMacDaddy1


    19 päeva tagasi

    Be aware that the body mounts directly above the front suspension fail. The rubber goes bad.

  • TommyMacDaddy1


    19 päeva tagasi

    I had a '68 250SE with a 2.5 six and a 4 speed manual for over 24 years. The car was mechanically fuel injected and had the very rare, optional skid plates and limited slip diff. Completely original interior. I took great care of that car, even going as far as putting a 3,27 ring and pinion in, replacing the 4,06, to make it more drivable. I was heart broken to find that the driver's side frame rail had rotted from the inside. Sold it to a guy, fully disclosing the issues, for less than half of what Hoovie paid for this car.

  • Patrick Mckinney

    Patrick Mckinney

    20 päeva tagasi

    Hoovie you inspired me
    I just uploaded a video about the cheapest VW Mk2 golf in America

  • Patrick Mckinney

    Patrick Mckinney

    20 päeva tagasi

    Hoovie you inspired me
    I just uploaded a video about the cheapest VW Mk2 golf in America

  • Scott Maloney

    Scott Maloney

    20 päeva tagasi


  • OsellaSquadraCorse


    20 päeva tagasi

    Important consideration on the 'nobody':
    For a used/classic, private purchase, the buyer needs 1) cash to buy and 2) cash to run and 3) cash to maintain.
    This isn't an approved used Merc, or Audi, buyable from the dealer, with a low, low monthly payment... or a new BMW or even Lambo or Kia, with a low, low monthly payment.
    These cars' sellers need people to buy who have real, actual cash currency, or a willingness to take out a personal loan.
    The people with money either have (see comments here) a couple of thousand, or have hundreds of thousands, and are hiring Wayne Carini, not browsing Auto Tempest.
    It's a small, small market for these types of 'intermediate' cars, in reality.

  • Tony Wellington

    Tony Wellington

    20 päeva tagasi

    i’ll click the link once for every 40 lb dumbbell curl you are able to do

  • Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly

    20 päeva tagasi

    I always loved the style of the over-under headlights. Back in' 73, our German neighbor was an engineer working for Mercedes Benz USA. He had a brand new one. His wife would always be slinging gravel from the driveway whenever she drove it.

  • Orlando Lazardi

    Orlando Lazardi

    20 päeva tagasi

    Nice car real Mercedes icon

  • Jim Dunne

    Jim Dunne

    20 päeva tagasi

    I always thought these were timeless classics. They should be bringing better money $$$$$

  • K O'Neill

    K O'Neill

    20 päeva tagasi

    The car is an ugly ancient Mercedes. It should be recycled.

  • rockerdriver


    21 päev tagasi

    As a very little boy in the late 70s in the USA,I remember seeing some of these and they immediately caught my eye,along with the Caddies and Lincolns of that era. Most other kids went for Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am,The General Lee,Magnum PI’s Ferrari,etc. Not me! The love affair still continues!

  • mtumilty


    21 päev tagasi

    It's not the worst color...wait a minute...never mind. :-(

  • Clearanceman2


    21 päev tagasi

    A most unfortunate color.

  • SpitfireJJ


    21 päev tagasi

    I don't know why Americans don't buy them. When I was little, I'm from Romania, a lot of these were abandoned, rusted, good for nothing, just dead on the side of the road. Never seen a good example. When I was seeing one of these, it was a rusted old junk and even if it was working, the engine was loud, didn't sound right. My teacher from school had one. I used to hear his engine when he parked in the school's parking lot. I love the car, it's very well built. Unfortunately, for some reason, there were many bad examples of these on the streets, it has earned an image of an old rusted car. People don't buy them anymore. And it wasn't one of the special mercedes models, that cost a lot of money even today. I would buy one but there are not many left and where on Earth would you get parts from?

  • Rick Lane

    Rick Lane

    21 päev tagasi

    Misty video...

  • Seadweller451D


    21 päev tagasi

    This is equipped with Bosch MECHANICAL fuel injection, not electronic. The reason for this cars UNDESIRABILITY is asking price Vs. condition. I own a 1973 350SL 4.5.

  • Tino Möller

    Tino Möller

    21 päev tagasi

    Well, I think its funny, here in germany these cars can go for over 50k in Euros, the 6.3 even more than 100k. You wont find a nice one like this for 9k unfortunately, otherwise I would have one too haha

  • Craig Rockwell

    Craig Rockwell

    21 päev tagasi

    Jack Nicholson in Witches of Eastwick was being chauffeured in a 6.9 Benz similar to yours, only bigger! my name is Coffee, just not spelled the same.(the green Mlle) OK ill shut up now! have fun

  • J M

    J M

    21 päev tagasi

    After been owned by Tyler, this babe might sale for 15k right on the spot

  • J M

    J M

    21 päev tagasi

    Doug? is that you?

  • Colin Hamilton

    Colin Hamilton

    21 päev tagasi

    hows the crash test rating on one of those?

  • AJ Wilson

    AJ Wilson

    21 päev tagasi

    Too many "grey market" Mercedes 280's were imported into the US.... a lot of them were high mileage taxi cabs. Who wants to buy a retired Berlin taxi?

  • Damian Pasour

    Damian Pasour

    21 päev tagasi

    That’s looks like the one that one owner car guy sold on his channel same exact car.

  • Peter Lemonjello

    Peter Lemonjello

    21 päev tagasi

    I love that Merc! I’d drive around town like a king. Cool color as well.

  • Dani Hope

    Dani Hope

    21 päev tagasi

    My great uncle and aunt had one of these, they put more than 500000 miles on it. It was a great car.

  • Thorsten Latz

    Thorsten Latz

    21 päev tagasi

    In Germany a good Mercedes W108/W109 of this type would coust you at least 20,000 EUR / 24,000 USD.
    Here it is a VERY appreciated classic and in my opinion the most beautiful large Merc (S class) ever built.
    This one in a slightly nicer color, in European spec with a 3.5l V8, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows and a sunroof plus a manual transmission pagoda 280 SL in my garage and I would be quite happy.

  • Natlikethebug


    22 päeva tagasi

    Bring a trailer overinflates their prices. Other than that these usually for for arpund 5-10 here in California.

  • DeanoGTO


    22 päeva tagasi

    Old school mercs are some of the best cars you can get but the 90s and later cars I wouldn't touch unless I was paid

  • Wayland Jennings

    Wayland Jennings

    22 päeva tagasi

    It's not that nobody wanted to buy that car...the problem is nobody wants to be seen in it.

  • Jesus Deity ❤🎊🔥💪

    Jesus Deity ❤🎊🔥💪

    22 päeva tagasi

    Why it is so cheap....:
    Complicated rear suspension with hydraulic leveler. That most of the time has worn out.
    13 greasepoints to be greased every 3000mls.
    Corrosion, Corrosion, Corrosion, did i mention Corrosion already?
    Manually to be adjusted contactpoints every 3000mls.
    Crappy power window guidance.
    Crumbled interior materials.
    Etc, etc, etc.
    I spend 20k before it ran as a dream.

  • Walt Williams

    Walt Williams

    22 päeva tagasi

    For a lot of people it's all about the age and mileage, not the fact it's a Mercedes.

  • Nick's DIY

    Nick's DIY

    22 päeva tagasi

    I think the main issue with this car would be the looks and the safety, no airbags as well as other safety?

  • Pieter Steenekamp

    Pieter Steenekamp

    22 päeva tagasi

    Never herd anybody that can talk so much shit and non stop .... ba

  • lookoutleo


    22 päeva tagasi

    everyone wants those cars here in uk and europe

  • man on a mission

    man on a mission

    22 päeva tagasi

    Very cool car

  • Randolph Cirilo

    Randolph Cirilo

    22 päeva tagasi

    Goddamn it! Now everyone will want to sell their pos rust buckets for 10,000

  • mouser485


    22 päeva tagasi

    Yikes, no shoulder harness. Cool car but if you run into something your face is going straight into that steering wheel.

  • jim cherkas

    jim cherkas

    22 päeva tagasi

    Just you wait until he brings it to the garage mechanic

  • jumbo jonesy

    jumbo jonesy

    22 päeva tagasi

    Lovin' the lil' red Hoovie hover hooptie plugged into the wall behind you.

  • Karolis J.

    Karolis J.

    22 päeva tagasi

    You are so lucky in this regard in the states. You won't find anything as good for this price. Well done!

  • matt andrews

    matt andrews

    22 päeva tagasi

    NO! take this down I'm trying to save for one !

  • GeeCars


    22 päeva tagasi

    Vinyl? VINYL?? MBtex, if you don't mind, young man 😉

  • Daniele Sbordone

    Daniele Sbordone

    22 päeva tagasi

    Nobody wanted it because people are stupid. These were some of the best Mercedes ever built.

  • Smoky


    22 päeva tagasi

    Ayeeeee I have a 1974 280C 🔥🔥🔥

  • Walter Knox

    Walter Knox

    22 päeva tagasi

    I always wanted one of these since it was the bates motel car. but i want it in the mint green color that one was in.

  • James Ward

    James Ward

    22 päeva tagasi

    My dad had one just like it power blue, 4.5 and Automatic. His smoked a bit on acceleration so probably needed valve guides and seals or maybe piston rings. I wanted the old ponton model......that to me is the classic look. These are nice though.

  • Justin Settle

    Justin Settle

    22 päeva tagasi

    Please do a CarTrek 5🙏🙏🙏

  • David Build Vlogzz

    David Build Vlogzz

    22 päeva tagasi

    I’ve seen a Mercedes like this or similar mode for around 7 or 8 thousand wish I woulda had funds at that moment I woulda bought right away lol

  • Tmetito


    22 päeva tagasi

    No sane person wants a Mercedes or porche or ferrari/Lamborghini the juice it's not worth the squeeze when the piece of crap brokes.the only ones are masochist and idiots that don't know what to do with the money

  • Bobcat 2313

    Bobcat 2313

    22 päeva tagasi

    If I had access to the Wizard I would have no problem spending the money. It is almost impossible to find a mechanic shop you can feel like they are working on your behalf
    Enjoy your good fortune.

  • Millzy M

    Millzy M

    22 päeva tagasi

    Love the 'Gone In 60 Seconds' reference lol

  • A.A.P


    22 päeva tagasi

    I remember these baby’s my boss had one but it was DIESEL very well build I remember as I was driving it the 8 year old kid seating in the front passenger seat he took his Swiss Army knight and just stuck it in the front seat.
    Needless to say a lot of explaining had to be done.
    Hope I’m not rambling on and on and on.
    That car is no deal over priced by the time you fix all the little things $$$ but looks sweet.
    I was only 21 at the time passing 60 now.
    Cheers 🇨🇦

  • Trabert Graneau

    Trabert Graneau

    22 päeva tagasi

    This is one car that needs to be preserved in the garage. It’s looking nice!!

  • Jeroen de Sterke

    Jeroen de Sterke

    22 päeva tagasi

    My father had one in 1973. Kept it for 20 years, serviced by Mercedes, whose mechanics virtually fought among themselves to service it. A wonderful car and solid as hell. Manual gearbox. I miss that car!

  • Jim Rassinier

    Jim Rassinier

    22 päeva tagasi

    Looks like a $3,000 car. Sorry, bud.

  • michael vandermarliere

    michael vandermarliere

    22 päeva tagasi

    Gee, can I buy it? It looks like you paid a lot more than that!

  • Mark Mayfield

    Mark Mayfield

    22 päeva tagasi

    It is my all-time favorite Merc model. Problem: cash flow.

  • 308looker


    23 päeva tagasi

    and still nobody wants it

  • Aldrich Uyliong

    Aldrich Uyliong

    23 päeva tagasi

    In baby blue with color matched hubcaps and dark blue interior that's the coolest car in the world.

  • Luke Porwol

    Luke Porwol

    23 päeva tagasi

    I drove one... in GTA V

  • Trabert Graneau

    Trabert Graneau

    23 päeva tagasi

    Nowadays, more people refer to buy a new car than to spend money to maintain it.

  • João Luxor

    João Luxor

    23 päeva tagasi

    What? You guys in América are lucky bastards here in europe any piece of shit costs Fortunes

  • John Burt

    John Burt

    23 päeva tagasi

    Well done, Tyler! Gorgeous car. I’d trade my Infiniti M45S for a 1980 W116 any day. I drove a 300SD Turbo Diesel briefly and it was a DREAM. Alas- who can afford them now. :-(

  • Allen Sams

    Allen Sams

    23 päeva tagasi

    Dunno about your claim that no one would mistake the Mercedes for any other ride. . I remember Lauren Bacall doing a Ford ad claiming that, from the side, some single berry Ford she was hawking was indistinguishable from a Mercedes. Laughable even in the day. . .

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch

    23 päeva tagasi

    External part of this car is ugly, but interior is on point.

  • Todd Nichol

    Todd Nichol

    23 päeva tagasi

    I had a -72 280SE, with the 4.5 liter V-8, and it was GREAT!!!! Warm up time on the coldest mornings was 3 seconds, it never let me down or failed to start. The only failure was the central lock, and no one could find the fault. Otherwise, it was a really high=quality car.

  • Nicky h225

    Nicky h225

    23 päeva tagasi

    I want one of these but parents say no :(

  • Carl Engholm

    Carl Engholm

    23 päeva tagasi

    These are beautiful, but for me I chose a W126 (petrol model) to get about 50% better mileage since I plan on driving it quite a bit. However, I had to pay about double what yours was bid to on BaT.

  • Samuel Hutsell

    Samuel Hutsell

    23 päeva tagasi

    "well you're probably looking at the screen going 'well i want this Mercedes' but uh.. you didnt, you had every opportunity to buy this car"
    *looks in empty wallet*
    yeah i dont think so chief

  • Seth Tyrssen

    Seth Tyrssen

    23 päeva tagasi

    The only Mercedes I ever briefly owned, always had niggling things going wrong with it. I don't miss it.

  • Trent Rama

    Trent Rama

    23 päeva tagasi

    I agree

  • Karanbir Singh Johar

    Karanbir Singh Johar

    23 päeva tagasi

    Would love to own one of these . I think you should have hosted a lucky draw for your viewers and then ship the car to them no matter where the place