This is our project car, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280, made in Stuttart, Germany. This car is 29 years young! We picked it up for an enourmous $500 Canadian (for all of our American friends, that is approximately $250!). The original plan was to use this car as a parts car, since it has excellent engine, interior, transmission and other assorted parts and we were going to use it on another 70's model Mercedes. For those of you that like the classics, you will know that a lot parts in the vehicles of this vintage are hugely interchangable. This car's passenger front quarter panel is pretty badly rusted. Also, the floor under the driver's seat is pretty rusted through. Again, for those who like the classics, there is never a happy medium with these cars - you will almost always have find these cars with a great body, but the interior and / or mechanical end will be shot to Hell. Or, the second scenario, a car that has excellent everything except for the body - which it this car's case.The damage may be repairable without a second car. We will see, and the pictures of the full restoration will be posted. Would like a 280S or higher, maybe. What do you guys think?The basic body of the vehicle is in fair condition, considering the age (and the price!). Under the hood is an Inline 6, 2.8L, DOHC engine, carburated. We are unsure of the actual power that this engine develops, but if it gets this tank (4520 lbs.!) up to highway speeds, then I guess it has enough. Anyone have any ideas of the output of one of these?Power steering, power four wheel disc brakes, power sunroof and central locking. A lot of luxury features considering the time era of the car. As you can see, the Mercedes-Benz star is ripped off of the back *gasp* what a shocker! Right? Well, in the next little while, we will order one and replace it after the new paint job we have planned. A closeup of the 280 badging. The front grille and star of the car. The star is original, and that is kind of crazy considering the back one is gone! Those stupid kids go for the hardest ones and leave the easy one to get! Euro plate, perhaps blue lights and fog lights to come! Front seats. The interior is in near perfect condition. The red is clasically Mercedes-Benz. This car screams "James Bond chase car"! All we're missing is the guns and oil slick traps. Another picture of the front seats and head rests. This is the interior after cleaning, but note that the material of the seats have not been cleaned at all! What beautiful condition they are in. The comfy back seats. Shoulder belts in the back for the passengers!! This is after we cleaned it. The only damage to the interior is the inside pockets. The passenger's side is salvagable. Dash and steering wheel. Notice no cracking and the wood is in perfect condition, considering the crazy cold Canadian winters. We will keep you updated as we work on the car, as you can see, we ARE working on the car!Take care.