Posts Tagged ‘w108’

Holier Than Thine – 1968 Mercedes 250S

July 1, 2016

Mercedes’ line of W108/W109 sedans (the different chassis codes were used to indicate coil or air suspension with a few early exceptions) truly embody the classic experience upon which they built their reputation for heirloom-quality cars. Classic sixties styling – itself an evolution of Mercedes’ 1950s design – a raspy exhaust note on the six cylinder cars, and low prices, makes these compelling values for the budget classic car enthusiast. Yes, you’ll have to swallow some high parts prices, but maintaining an old Mercedes at reasonable cost is a well-trodden path. To keep that cost down, some authorities will recommend sticking to the lower-specification cars so you don’t have to deal with 50-year-old “modern” conveniences. In that spirit, let’s take a look at this 1968 Mercedes 250S for sale for $2500 in Portland, OR.

1968 Mercedes 250S right front



Cheap Wedding Car – 1973 Mercedes 280SE 4.5

July 2, 2014

It seems fairly common practice in Britain to subsidize the running costs of a classic car through hiring it out for weddings and other special events. And as long as your car is reasonably reliable, and your passengers are not too intoxicated from their party, there are certainly worse things than driving around in your classic car all day. While the regulations surrounding transportation of passengers until recently seemed to prevent this practice for all but established limousine companies, that may be changing with the advent of services like Uber and Lyft. Check out this 1973 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 for sale for $3500 in Sonoma, CA.

1973 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 front


250 Manual, Part 1 – 1967 Mercedes 250 S

September 19, 2013

One of the cool things about old cars is the history that comes with them. Even if you don’t know it, you can try to imagine the person who bought your car new, and the stories they had from it. What was the occasion they bought it for? Who was the original owner? Where did they live, and where did they go with the car? These are interesting questions to ponder, particularly in the case of non-sports cars, where you have time to think beyond how quickly you can fling it around the next corner. To get you thinking, we have a pair of Mercedes 250 sedans with 4-speed manual transmissions. The first is this W108 Mercedes 250S, for $1995 in Omaha, NE.

1967 Mercedes 250S left front