Launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965 the Mercedes Benz W108 line-up consisted of the 250S, 250SE and the 300SE, a continuation of the successful W111 range of luxury saloon cars. The 250SE was powered by a straight-six fuel injected engine (M129 16) with transmissions either a four-speed manual as standard or a four-speed automatic as an option. The W108, its predecessor the W111 and later models, went on to establish a superb reputation for Mercedes Benz as builders of cars, offering the best in German engineering for quality and reliability. Indeed, the W-series were incredibly popular with taxi operators around the world, with a great many cars clocking up inter-galactic mileage.
This 250SE was sold new in Germany where it remained until recently when the current owner brought it back with him to Austria. The bodywork is in very good condition, rust free, with very few blemishes. All four-doors shut with that satisfying quality ‘clunk’ and the size of the boot is quite cavernous. It also offers a factory fitted sunroof. It’s thought that some paintwork has been renewed over the years and remains in very good condition in the lovely Baby Blue. The interior of the this 250SE is also most attractive, with the lovely date color M-B seats, free from any significant wear. This is a smart classic Mercedes Benz manufactured in the traditional way which proves “it’s built to last” quality. Great value and a wonderful motor car.