Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 11102412002493
When Mercedes-Benz replaced the popular W111 220 series in 1966, the first S- Class range was born. Much of the mechanical specification remained as before, but a new, sleeker body shell with lower roof and waist lines and a larger glass area was much more modern in design than the dated, finned wing appearance of its predecessor; supplementing the saloons there were, as always, both coupé and cabriolet derivatives. All of these W108 models, however, shared similar all independent suspension, by wishbone/coil spring at the front together with a coil sprung swing axle at the rear; all round disc brakes and power assisted steering were also standard equipment. Power was initially provided by a choice of three overhead camshaft six cylinder engines: for the 250S, the 2,496cc motor produced 130bhp v