1973 Mercedes-Benz W116 Review

1973 Mercedes-Benz W116 280S 2.8 Gasoline with Carburetor from Thailand

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 Gasoline with Carburetor Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired136769 kilometres
Most recent distance166550 kilometres
Previous carMercedes Benz W123


The first robust car indeed


Seats have started to wear badly.

Interior have cracked.

Front and back seal for window shield have shrunk causing water leaking problem.

Some rust under the trunk, doors and other hiding places cannot completely terminated.

General Comments:

The W116 is a tank, and built to last. Even the usual problem of old Mercedes is getting rust, but the chassis is brilliantly created. I have driven it hard for years without any troubles. Once you have made a well maintenance of engine, body and suspension, you definitely earn a very good old car serving you through the end of the world!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th June, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review