1970 Mercedes-Benz W108 280S 2.8 litre carburettor
The best quality even if compared with today's cars
Had to replace the engine mountings and the timing chain.
I'm a classic car collector and I'm the second owner. First owner had it for 30 years. Otherwise the normal services which is cheap because there are no gadgets, electronic goodies that can fail. Inside and outside it still compares with the latest Mercs and the quality is miles ahead of the new cars!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2005
26th Nov 2006, 09:52
These are some of the best cars ever made. The engines are "bullet proof" and they are very cheap to maintain. A bit heavy on fuel, but the nice thing is that you can get spares for them even after 36 years. I will keep mine for my grandson so that he can see what reliability and class is all about. Even the leather upholstery still looks like new. The same with the wood. My father once borrowed it while his newer Mercedes W124 was at a panel-shop for a minor accident repair. His comment _ "Well I did not realize that people will stare at you with an old car like this. It was wonderful!"