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Finding a new original fitment exhaust for 1977 280SE in 2022

Started by Bad Benzo, 02 April 2022, 06:49 AM

Bad Benzo

I have a US spec 1977 280SE, but my exhaust has a few too many holes and needs replacement.  I found several nice threads with links to products, however they are older threads and the businesses have either run out of stock or discontinued production.

All of the big box retailers and local distribution chains can't find anything W116 for me.  Are there any current leads with a complete exhaust for a 280SE, or should I just give up and go the custom route? 


Thanks in advance!

sutekh

Take a look at either of these depending on your VIN:

 - http://www.timevalve.com/cat/us/p14a.html
 - http://www.timevalve.com/cat/us/p14b.html

I'm about to order a system from them for my 300SD as well.

UTn_boy

There were two entirely different exhaust systems used on the U.S. version 280se.  The early system was a dual pipe system from the headers all the way to the tail pipe ends, and the later version was a single pipe systems from the header pipe to the tail pipe end.  Which one do you have?  The system used is dependent on the VIN.  Specifically, the last six digits of your VIN. 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1971 280sel Black/black leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

Bad Benzo

Quote from: UTn_boy on 02 April 2022, 11:41 AMThere were two entirely different exhaust systems used on the U.S. version 280se.  The early system was a dual pipe system from the headers all the way to the tail pipe ends, and the later version was a single pipe systems from the header pipe to the tail pipe end.  Which one do you have?  The system used is dependent on the VIN.  Specifically, the last six digits of your VIN. 

I have the twin pipe exhaust.