The W108-series was launched in 1965 to replace the W111 "Fintail" models and ran through to 1972. Designed by Frenchman Paul Bracq, its simple but elegant lines remain as timelessly beautiful today as they did almost 60 years ago. This 1972-built 280S is one of the very last of the line, and is finished in Aqua Blue with a blue MB-Tex interior. It was delivered new by Morrison's Mercedes-Benz of Chatswood to a North Shore customer and remained in the original owner's care into the early 2000s. It has covered 187,013 miles and comes complete with spare keys, all the original factory literature and manuals, service log book and a large number of receipts for mechanical work done on the vehicle dating back to the early '70s. The car is in excellent original condition, with the paint, trim and dash timber all in very good order for the car's age. The original AWA AM radio remains in the dash, complete with 8-track cartridge facility and even the operating instructions and warranty certificate. This particular example is unusual by way of the optional equipment fitted at the time it was built. It was factory-ordered with the optional 'pistol-grip' automatic transmission selector (rather than the standard column shift) along with a very rare electric sliding steel sunroof. The 280S is powered by the 2.8L straight-six M130 engine, with fuel fed by twin carburettors. It develops 138 horsepower (103kW) and drives to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission designed and built in-house by Daimler-Benz. This remarkable example of the very last of the W108 line drives beautifully and delights with the sporty note from its exhaust, being somewhat evocative of the W113 'Pagoda' 280SL which shared the same M130 motor. Given its originality, excellent provenance and large amount of supporting paperwork, this wonderful 280S is highly collectible and we commend it highly to any collector of the remarkable vehicles from this golden age of the famous Stuttgart marque.
We are a boutique dealership located in a warehouse just 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cars and specialise in Mercedes-Benz. Our stock is hand-picked and each car is meticulously checked prior to being offered for sale by a specialist third-party technician. We are MTA members and agents for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, enabling us to transfer registrations and perform other transactions such as number plate transfer from our office. A range of other services is also offered including the transport of cars to any state or overseas, and competitive financing rates for all cars including older ones. Our showroom is indoors and off-street parking is available for our customers inside. We are Mercedes-Benz Club members and specialise in the brand, and aim to provide our customers with a high level of personalised service befitting of the unique cars that we offer.
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