Auction Ended:

Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 18:00

Lot Status:

Sold

1970 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)

The W108 Mercedes Benz 280s

Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor show in 1965, the W108 series set a new standard for mass produced luxury saloons

Designed by Paul Bracq, also known for designing the Mercedes Benz W113 Pagoda, who took inspiration from the W111 luxury convertibles and coupes which are often mistaken as part of the W108 series.

In 1967 to 1972 the second series of W108’s were introduced with in line 6 cylinder overhead cam engines now upgraded to 2.8 litres (M130) with the 280s fueled by two twin barrel downdraft Zenith carburetors

The W108 series was an amazing success for Mercedes Benz known for its reliability and durability

This Example

Most South African W108s were built in East London by Car Distributors but this example was built at the Mercedes Benz factory in Germany and was first delivered to Dr Howland of Baines avenue Salisbury Rhodesia (now Harare Zimbabwe) in 1970.

It features a two tone colour scheme and the desirable floor shift 4 speed gearbox. A service stamp of Stanley Porter Motors in Claremont Cape Town suggests that this example made its way to Cape Town in 1973 and was regularly serviced in Cape Town since

It had an engine rebuild approximately 5 years ago and is in very good condition overall providing a smooth and satisfying ride

This example is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town

Contact Gareth or Jeremy for more details: Tel: (021) 462 3558 - e-mail: info@crossley-webb.com


Bidding

Bidding Information - 1970 Mercedes Benz 280s (W108)

Estimated Price Range:

R 225,000.00 - R 275,000.00

Lot Status

Total Bids:

4

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Monday, 05 October, 2020 - 12:00

End Date:

Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 18:00

Time Left

Closed

Special Features

European manufactured example

Timeless design

Floor shift automatic

Original service books

Comprehensive service history

Very good condition

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000040
Seller: Private
Year: 1970
Manufacturer: Mercedes Benz
Model: 280s (W108)
Derivative: W108 European Spec
Service History: Full
Mileage: 175,136 Km
Engine Size: 2,800cc
Engine Type: Inline Six cylinder - OHC
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Automatic
Layout: Front engine - rear wheel drive
Power Output: 140 BHP
Exterior: White
Interior: Red

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