Friday, December 20, 2013

10k: Bagged And Tagged: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S Custom W108

For better or worse the Mercedes-Benz W108 is on DT's short list of good classic sedans to own and drive.  Most W108s are somewhere between minty clean museum pieces and mouse eaten monsters, but seldom are they modified by the stance crowd.  Get out your pitchforks because this W108 is slammed on airbags and lower than the Fisker stock options.  Find this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S custom W108 for sale in Folsom, CA for $12,200 via craigslist.  Tip from Brian P.

It would be so easy to take the high road and say something like "this isn't DT's cup of tea, but someone will like it...."  Nope.  None of that crap today.  Today, we draw a line in the sand and decide if this is awesome or if the builder should be singing the Folsom Prison Blues. 

The easiest place to start is with the stance.   Dropped to the bottom via remote controlled air bags the car looks just can put it at a conventional ride height (like the pic above) and never drop it to Bomag CR352L paver levels. Time won't be dragging on when stuck in this will be the muffler.

The other thing this ad tells us is that the seller is an expert in photography...not that this says much about his car, but folks who take the time and effort to appreciate and take nice photos should be capable of taking care of a piece of vintage machinery.

Yikes!  The rear wheel looks in pain....and the conclusion is...thumbs-up. With the press of a button you can piss off the purists or pickup your in-laws from the airport without looking like a douchebag.  See another oddball stanced whip?


  1. That slammed shot is nothing but a teaser...This is a fantastic car.

  2. Who in ther right mind would 'slam' a Mercedes? Besides that its a lovely car. Maybe ts location says all you need to know about the sellers predilectons

  3. Poor thing. Looks like a lovely older woman who fell in the road and broke both of her legs, both ankles, and both hips.


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