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 Mercedes Benz W108’s were introduced with in line 6-cylinder overhead cam engines now upgraded to 2.8 litres (M130 engine series).
The 280s was fueled by two twin barrel downdraft Zenith carburetors and the 280se featuring mechanical Bosch injection. The Mercedes Benz 280s W108 was an amazing success known for reliability and durability and is a sought after collector car today.
This Mercedes Benz 280s is a 4-speed column shift manual and was built in East London South Africa. It is finished in white with leather upholstery in cognac which still appears to be original.
It is registered as “Used” status on the RC1 and the chassis and engine numbers are correct when decoded
The current owner bought this example one and a half years ago, had an annual service done and new tyres fitted.
This Mercedes Benz 280s W108 runs and drives very well and is a well-engineered affordable classic car with very good parts availability and maintenance specialists in South Africa.
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