We had such a good time posting beautiful German cars designed by a Frenchman that we wanted to post yet another classic Fräulein, but this one has a long wheelbase and is bagged. And when I say bagged, I don’t mean like it has been put inside of a bag…but that the suspension has been modified to use inflatable air bags and now it can be stanced or lifted at the flick of a switch. Find this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL offered for $10,000 in New Hampshire via craigslist. Tip from Carter.
This next car exudes class like only a big executive sedan designed by famed French mustache enthusiast Paul Bracq could do. The (fingers crossed original) powder blue paint, period correct Cali black plates (XMX would have originally be released for a car in 1969) and shockingly low odometer reading (35000?) paint the picture of a car that has been babied and is ready for someone to drive with kid gloves. Let’s hope the reality of a test drive matches the pure vision of automotive nirvana in my head. Happy Bracq Friday everyone. Find this 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE offered for $15,999 in Seaside, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I’d own this next car for the sole reason that I could tell people it is “Tunis Beige paint with a Bamboo Tan interior”. That’s it. I wouldn’t mention the Euro-spec origins, the ThermoKing AC or the Becker Europe AM/FM stereo…not even the 140mph speedometer…as optimistic as that might be with a 2.8 liter inline-6 […]
For better or worse the Mercedes-Benz W108 is on DT’s short list of good classic sedans to own and drive. Most W108s are somewhere between minty clean museum pieces and mouse eaten piles of garbage — but today we’ve got an example of a decent driver for a nice price. Find this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250S […]
The Paul Bracq styled W108 generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the better ways to get into a vintage sedan for a semi-daily driver. The performance is acceptable, ride is comfortable, build quality is exemplary, but most importantly — drive one and you’ll look like a king. This next example isn’t the most preserved or […]
Take a look at this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5 bidding here on eBay for $10,700 reserve-not-met with auction ending today (Wednesday) at 11:03AM PST. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “Classic Mercedes with strong V8 power. This car is a Southern California car that has been perfectly taken care of. It […]
Think about what you can buy for $20k these days: a base-model sedan like a Dodge Dart or Ford Focus, a decently nice high-content econobox like the Honda Fit, or the chunk of pure Stuttgart Bracq bossitude that is the W108 sedan. Granted, most W108s trade for far less than $20k, so for that price […]
The Paul Bracq styled W108 generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to be one of the better ways to get into a vintage sedan for a semi-daily driver. The performance is acceptable, ride is comfortable, build quality is exemplary, but most importantly — drive one and you’ll look like a boss. Find this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL […]
It might take a big wad to cash to be considered rich, but it only takes one old depreciated pile of rusting German metal out front to make it look like you are rich, and for some folks, that’s half the battle. Find this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250S W108 offered for $5,000 buy-it-now here on eBay […]
It has been almost a year since Hunsbloger penned his Pulitzer worthy Market Watch: 1970-73 Mercedes-Benz W108 280 SE 4.5: Update on the Bull, the Bear and the BS and the essential fact remains that the W108 is a great way to get into a vintage sedan for a semi-daily driver. It doesn’t matter if […]