Mercedes Benz 280se W108

1970 - Aircon - Sunroof - R 450 000

Mercedes Benz 280se W108

1970 - Aircon - Sunroof - R 450 000

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

Designed by Paul Bracq, who is also known for designing the Mercedes Benz W113 Pagoda. He 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 the W108 was introduced with in line 6-cylinder overhead cam engines now upgraded to 2.8 litres (M130 engine series) with the 280s fueled by two twin barrel downdraft Zenith carburetors and the 280se featuring mechanical Bosch injection. The W108 series was an amazing success known for reliability and durability and are sought after collector cars today

This Example:

This Mercedes Benz 280se Automatic was built in East London by Car Distributors and is finished in Yellow with the local “Silveroak” upholstery leather in Tan (unique to South African specification cars). According to the original service booklet the official Mercedes Benz dealer for Cape Town, Stanley Porter (Pty) Ltd based at Riebeek Square, carried out the pre delivery inspection on the 13th of January 1970. It was delivered shortly thereafter to Mr I. R. Garlick of the famous Garlick’s department store. A summary of the maintenance in the service booklet is as follows:

- 13th Jan 1970 – Pre delivery inspection – Stanley Porter (Pty) Ltd Riebeek Square

- Dec 1973 – 38 804km - Oil service –

- Jan 1975- 45178km – Oil service –

- Oct 1976 – 53 447km - Oil service

- April 1979 – 60 043km

- May 1990 – 73 111km

- Feb 1998 – 76360km

- Oct 2002 – 93 548km

Currently the odometer shows 05 351km which from the above maintenance summary means the true mileage should be 105 351 km. It is rare to find a Mercedes Benz W108 in excellent condition with the original book set from new. Desirable extras on this example include the automatic gearbox, air-conditioning plus the Golde Sliding roof, spotlights and front bumper overriders.

This Mercedes Benz exudes timeless style and is a user-friendly classic that can be enjoyed regularly.

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