Mercedes 250 SE (1968).
A pristine example in 100% original condition.
The Mercedes-Benz W108 (and LWB version W109) was introduced during the Frankfurt Motorshow in September 1965, and was the successor of the fintailed W111. It remained the premium executive model in the Mercedes line-up, and under supervision of Paul Bracq the car lost its fintails, got a much cleaner design and lost its sharp appearance. The body has a much lower waistline compared to the W111, which offered great visibility and an open and spacious interior. The W108 was a very succesful car, and in total 383.361 units were manufactured.
When we came across this fantastic example, we were astonished by its appearance and originality. In fact, it is the most original classic car we ever had in our inventory. Everything is still exactly as it left the factory 47 years ago, and more important it all still is in pristine condition. After measuring the thickness of the paint, we are quite sure this car is still in its original paint, and the quality of this shiny paintwork is just unbelievable. Also, the interior is in as-new condition, absolutely stunning and so very sixties. Everything works as on a new car, and even the electrically operated sunroof slides silently from closed to opened position and back. The engine starts on the button, and it is quite clear that all of the claimed 150 bhp is still there. It pulls very well, while producing the distinctive six-cilinder sound so typically for the Sindelfingen cars. The gearbox with columnshift is easy to operate, and the brakes are surprisingly powerful for a 47 year old car.
This example needs to be seen and driven to fully appreciate its originality, and we are quite sure there is not a better W108 available anywhere. It's the kind of car which would fit the Mercedes-Benz Museum, but also any other important collection. The word "time-warp" doesn't do this W108 any justice, as it looks and feels as it just has left the production line in Stuttgart. Originality doesn't come much better then with this immaculate Mercedes-Benz, which is ready to be pampered by a next caring owner. Not cheap, but originality has a value and can't be duplicated.