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Old 04-16-2007, 03:01 AM
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my baby (see pic) was destroyed last week, via toyota 4runner plowing into me at 30mph while i was stopped in traffic. the insurance company says its a total loss. it was a euro 280ce with 4 speed manual and metallic green paint. i would guess theres maybe 10 cars in the whole united states that fit this particular description, add in all the work i put into it and youre looking at one sad former 280ce owner. it wasnt perfect, there was some rust and the drivers side seat was worn, dash cracked etc, so i might get 3k out of the insurance company if im really lucky, which leads me to my question: anybody out there know of a 4 speed 280ce for sale? i know replacing my car is a long long shot, even with 3k in hand, but im looking for a car thats not just another white or brown automatic trans 280ce. my location is oregon, usa.

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Old 04-16-2007, 06:06 PM
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The ce's are very hard to come by. I've only ever seen two, a 300ce at the junkyard and another down in Baltimore. Yours looked like a great car. I don't personally know of any 280ce's for sale, but out of curiousity, do you have pics of the damage? Did it look reparable? I think you could have gotten more than just 3 grand for such a rare beauty..
 
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:04 AM
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It seems sometimes that Insurance don't consider how rare a car is. They just want to pay as little as possible or find reason to pay less. I mean, the CEO is trying to buy a new S55 AMG. He can't do that if he's giving away top dollar on rare cars.
 
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:03 PM
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my dad owns a 78 euro 280CE. its not for sale but where are you located in oregon?
 
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:17 PM
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A lttle Googling turned up a few: Backpage.com 1981 280ce runs good , interior needs attention $1500.00 619-227-2899...... ebay motors 1980 280ce item #300133971105 biddings at $2450.00....1978 280ce at www.lemonfree.com 845-542-3220 Stewart $5800.00.....1978ce $4500.00 Seattle Washington 206-372-3435 Work 206-325-8101 Pat THIS IS REALLY CLOSE TO YOU?
 
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:19 PM
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It's going to be hard to find a 280ce with a manual gearbox but you could transfer all the manual goodies from your wrecked ce
 
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:40 PM
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Now there's an idea.
 
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:17 PM
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Yes, i second AMG, lets see some pictures.

Also, the rims on the car look like they probably cost at least 2,000?
 
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:05 PM
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yea nice lookin car how big r those wheels.
 
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