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 or Mercedes Benz known for its reliability and durability
This example was built in East London by Car Distributors and is finished in the beautiful Arabian Grey colour with the local style tan leather interior. It has a desirable period correct air-conditioning system as well as Becker Grand Prix radio. Recent maintenance includes the fitment of 4 x new Sachs shock absorbers, rebuilt carburetors, new rear subframe mountings and refurbished air conditioning system with a new compressor fitted
This Mercedes Benz exudes timeless style and is a user friendly classic that can by enjoyed regularly
It 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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