1972 Mercedes Benz W108 280SE with Black M-B Tex (131)
Astral Silver (735) with Black M-B Tex (131) / 280SE
A fantastic and rare W108 280SE 3.5 that’s one of a handful (around 100) remaining in the UK. The V8-powered W108 saloon was introduced in 1970, designed largely to appease our eight-cylinder worshiping cousins on the other side of the Atlantic. It worked too, with most of these highly decadent machines finding their way to warmer western climes. That makes this UK-supplied right-hand drive example all the more special.
Regrettably the car’s restoration hasn’t been documented via many invoices, merely a few parts receipts, but its current condition shows that whoever carried out the work, seemed to have known what they were doing. This rare and remarkable slice of Mercedes-Benz history presents impeccably. It’s an enjoyable, opulent and useable classic you’re doubtful to see the like of on the road today.