Lot 92 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)
Registration No: EGU644H
Chassis No: 10801822064080
Mot Expiry: OCt 2019
The Paul Bracq-designed W108/109 Series Mercedes-Benz Saloons manufactured from 1965 to 1972 replaced the top end models of the `Fintail' era. Of steel monocoque construction, they featured fully independent suspension and disc brakes all-round and manual or power-assisted recirculating ball steering. The initial engine line-up was based on that of the outgoing W111 model, but in 1968, the 2.5-litre unit was superseded by a 2.8-litre version that delivered 160bhp in the Bosch fuel-injected 280SE.
This 1970 example was imported from Australia. It is finished in Maroon matched to Cream-coloured interior trim and currently has 75,152 kilometers (46,970 miles) to its name. It has benefited from a comprehensive engine overhaul and full refurbishment of the wood trim. The vendor presently grades the bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, straight-six engine and automatic transmission as all being in `very good' order. He's now offering the Mercedes complete with a variety of maintenance receipts, plus photos of the engine restoration.