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YAK Car Pic of the Day

The gentleman behind the wheel of this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE (above) is originally from Germany, so his opinions may be a bit biased. But I couldn’t argue with him when he threw open the door to show me the craftsmanship which went into the interior, right down to the solid, chrome-plated one-piece door jamb. A very impressive car, and as he mentioned while driving off, “Even Mercedes-Benz doesn’t make ’em like this anymore!” And that’s a shame. From last Saturday’s Hemming’s Sports & Exotic Car Show in Saratoga Springs, which is also the current home of today’s feature car.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • Max Planck

    I’d agree with your German friend, too. The MB’s 280 series in the 70’s were classy, solid and splendid road machines. I had the 280’s little sister –  a ’72 250 sedan that was a joy and it was the only car that I made money on when I sold it, after buying it used and enjoying 3 years of trouble-free service. I do remember wincing from the pangs of regret after the new owner drove it away thinking I’d really made a big mistake.

    • Yet another car one of us wishes he’d kept!