The W108 will perennially be on DT's list of great depreciated classics to drive and enjoy, at least until values start creeping up towards the $30k mark. It's the immediate predecessor of the first S-Class and was second only to the Dictator-spec 600 Großer Mercedes when introduced (and those things are worth more than your life and mine, combined).
What you get with the W108 is the top of what most normal rich folks could afford in the '60s and early '70s, with a wide variety of options including the DT-favorite 4.5L V8 and the top performing 6.3L "M100" V8, borrowed from the 600. Today's particular car is actually near the bottom of the spec sheet - the 2.8 liter inline six was the base engine, and the short wheel base (non-L) model wasn't the preferred configuration of the chauffeured class, what with its lack of reclining space between the front and rear seats.
But would you look at that dash. You know what I say when I see something like that? "Would you look at that." Just look at it. But seriously, the combination of slim horizontal design elements, wood veneer, a 3-gauge pod for the driver, and that big thin rimmed steering wheel is timeless. This one looks to have air conditioning and a
The leather looks fantastic - I want to take a nap in that driver's seat, parked under a tree with the windows down. If this is truly an original survivor car, then it has aged very gracefully indeed, and seems to have been under lifelong care from people who knew how to keep a car maintained and looking fresh for 45 years - awesome.
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