Dubbya El Tea One 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 5.7 V8

Let’s see, I really love the style of the W108 chassis Mercedes-Benz sedan, but I want the driving experience of a Chevrolet Impala SS. What to do, what to do?  Oh…I know, drop an LT1 into the W108 and call it done.  Find this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 5.7 LT1 V8 offered for $5,500 in Spokane, WA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The W108 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of DT’s favorite classic sedans and you’ll see examples all over the place around here…check out some of the previous winners.  The common themes in those articles include; elegance, class, smoothness, & classic…but today we add the phrase “el tee juan”.

This LT1 under the hood is missing its fuel injection equipment and is fed via a classic carburetor setup, but take a gander at the size of that external oil filter contraption.  With two fram filters and giant hoses full of excess oil, you should be able to go about 50,000 miles before changing the oil.

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