1970 Mercedes W108 280 SE – Manual Transmission For Sale
Sold, September 2022.
Blue (903 H) w/ Blue MB tex
~ 85,508 original miles, documented and verifiable with service records
4 speed manual transmission
Originally sold in Canada
Complete set of books and manuals, original metal owner’s plate and tool kit. THREE keys!
One repaint in its correct color, in the early 1990s.
Click above to watch a 7+ minute test drive of this 280 SE over the back roads of the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.
With this car, it’s easier to tell you what it DOESN’T have, in terms of options, than what it does have…
NO power windows
NO power steering
Pure, vintage Mercedes! Fabulous original interior, great original MB Tex, original wood, great history file.
Over $8,000 spent in the last 18 months on mechanical and regular maintenance work to make this a well sorted, very functional car that’s ready for any driving adventure or local show.
$800+ stainless steel exhaust system (front to back, the whole thing) from Time Valve just installed.
$2,200 in maintenance at Huber’s Imported Car Service – Minneapolis, MN – March 2021
– Rebuilt rear brakes
– Shift linkage / bushings
– Valve adjustment
– Assorted other work
$3,000+ Mechanical work performed by Jaime Kopchinski – Morristown, NJ – Sumer 2021.
New, thin white wall tires installed Fall 2021 (not on car in photos here)
Another $1,500 spent with Kopchinski August 2022 – new heater levers among other maintenance and improvements.
This 280 SE was asked to act as the ‘Sweep Car’ during the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival in September 2021. Sweep Car duties included following behind each tour group during their ‘laps of the old course’ – through the town of Watkins Glen, NY and around the surrounding countryside. One lap is approximately 6 miles, 2 laps per group, 8 different groups. We practically drove the wheels off this 280 SE, up hills down hills, across winding and straight stretches, all over the place. Trying to keep up with Ferraris and Corvettes, even vintage Ford GT 40s and Jaguar E Types. This car runs flawlessly and is ready to drive right now.
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