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Mercedes-Benz W108 280 SE 4.5
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1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE 4.5 (W108)
This car came off the Sindelfingen production line in November 1972 and was one of the last W108’s sold in North America in May 1973.
It is all original apart from the front seat bolsters which were replaced by specialists with the same hides used in the original supplied by the Mercedes Benz Classic Center of Irvine California USA. Wood trim was reconditioned by Madera Concepts of Goleta California.
The car holds the Antique Automobile Cub of America preservation award and the Mercedes Benz Club of America Silver Star for originality.
I procured the car from the Virginian Architect (and friend) David Van Duzer. A 30 year veteran of the Mercedes Benz Club of America. Previously it was owned by William Sherman of Butler Pennsylvania who owned the car for 37 years. Some years only driving a 100 or so miles a year, but always with a full annual Mercedes Benz service. Service records are owned going back to the 1970’s.
The 4.5 V8 (Mercedes Benz 116 engine) was produced for W108/W109’s only for the North American and Australian export markets.
The car is finished with Glasurit paint in Mercedes Benz 904 Blue. The car has a rare combination of factory 245 Blue ‘Roser’ leather seats, electric sunroof, paintcoat preservation, ‘Thermo King’ air conditioning and rear axle with limited slip differential.
Penned by the French Mercedes Benz designer Paul Bracq, the W108 is known alongside the other Bracq designs of the period for its low waistline and high greenhouse. This car is used regularly and at 47 years old is testament to the build quality and technical innovation of Mercedes Benz.
After driving the car regularly whilst living in Washington DC, she was shipped from Baltimore to Southampton in September 2018.