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
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: email@example.com
Estimated Price Range:
R 225,000.00 - R 275,000.00
Monday, 05 October, 2020 - 12:00
Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 18:00
European manufactured example
Floor shift automatic
Original service books
Comprehensive service history
Very good condition
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