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Thackray Car Sales Limited
Danbury Nr. Chelmsford Essex & Central London

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5i V8 Saloon Auto W108 SOLD

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  • £49,995 As stated
  • 1972
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Price £49,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
  280SE 3.5
Year 1972
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01245 845760
Status Trade
Date 24-May-2018
Ref C996598
Beautifully & comprehensively restored 1972 Mercedes-Benz W108 280SE 3.5i V8 Saloon Automatic in Black with new Beige leather interior, Featuring: Air conditioning, Dark wood dash board cappings, Becker Indianapolis radio CD player with Navigation. Current mileage 98,000. Fantastic show quality condition throughout!

Gloss Black Beige leather interior 4-speed Automatic gearbox Air conditioning Electric sunroof Green top tint windscreen Classic Steel wheels trims Twin chrome bumpers with over-riders Twin headlamps (unique to V8 models) Leather dashboard, door trims and console Burr walnut dark wood cappings Electric windows BECKER Inianapolis Pro radio CD player and Navigation system Spare wheel Jack & Brace Power steering Power disc brakes and Mercedes carpet mats.

HPI clearance HPI certificate V5C registration document Owners manual Service booklet MOT & Road tax exempt New tyres all-round. This vehicle has not been smoked in. This vehicle has no smells from family pets.

The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 (LWB) are top end luxury cars produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 through to 1972 and 1973 in North America only. The line was an update of the predecessor W111 and W112 fintail sedans. The cars were successful in West Germany and in export markets including North America and Southeast Asia. During the seven-year run, a total of 383,361 units were produced.

The new performance engines arrived in late 1969. The first was for the 280SE 3.5i V8, a 200hp M116 3499 cc V8 with Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection, and was shown fitted to the W109 on the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was christened the 300SEL 3.5. Its performance included a top speed of 200 km/h (127 mph) and 0–100 km/h in 10 seconds. During summer of 1970, the M116 was added to the W108 lineup on both regular and LWB, the 280SE 3.5 and the 280SEL 3.5 respectively.

Although many critics described the car as a "fintail without the fintails", the vehicle was an amazing success. Mostly, due its simple and square contours, it is not remembered for its looks, though some argue that it was thanks to such design that the car has such a timeless charm, but instead it was very well known for its reliability and durability, as proof of excellent German engineering. Last, but not least, the car ended nearly a full decade of the Ponton family (1953–1962), thanks to which, Mercedes-Benz went from a ruined post-WWII marque to one of European and World leaders in automotive industry. It was succeeded by the W116, a car which brought a new household name for any car, the S-class.

• W116 V8 Engine
• Size: 3,499cc
• Production 11/1967 to 09/1972
• Built in Stuttgart, Germany
• Bore x Stroke 92mm x 65.8mm
• Max power [email protected],800rpm
• Max torque [email protected],000rpm
• Compression ratio 9.5:1
• Fuel Bosch D-Jetronic
• Fuel capacity 82L
• Valve gear: SOHC, duplex chain
• Gearbox: 4-speed automatic
• Final drive 3.46:1
• Brakes: Power assisted discs all round
• Steering: Recirculating ball, servo assisted
• Weight: 1,555kg
• Gross weight, fully loaded 2,055kg
• Length: 4,900mm
• Width: 1,810mm
• Height: 1,440mm
• Tyres: 185/VR14
• Top speed: 127mph
• Fuel consumption: 25-15mpg

Thackray Car Sales Limited TCS DANBURY / MALDON ESSEX
Viewings strictly by appointment only, as we have several storage facilities for our stock vehicles. Part-exchange vehicles welcome, vehicles supplied with a HPI confirmation certificate, Aviva driveaway 5-days insurance cover available subject to prior Aviva approval, T&C’s, *Credit & debit cards accepted, UK mainland delivery available, Finance credit facilities, Comprehensive warranty options from 3 to 36 months, Tyre, MOT & Gap cover available, all vehicles receive a full valet & polish, level checks & servicing where necessary. Please call for more details or to reserve this vehicle. All vehicles are strictly subject to availability. For demonstration road tests a copy of your driving licence (both parts) must be available on our request. Personal cherished number plates are not offered with our vehicles unless stated and advertised on the vehicle details. TCS are a family owned private Limited business with over 25 years motor retail experience and we pride ourselves on our professional business practices and offer total customer care to all our valued customers. *Note: Finance & Driveaway insurance subject to status & availability. For vehicle valuations we need to appraise your vehicle and documentation. Credit cards accepted for holding deposits only, Debit card payments for the balance of your purchase. E&OE.

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