• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    96 239 km / 59 801 mi
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  • Gearbox 
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Mercedes W108 280 SEL 4.5 from 1972

Only 8173 copies built in this version between 05/1971 and 11/1972
Delivered new in California, imported to Belgium in 2013

Partly restored with overhauled engine and new paint.

Chassis number: 10806812014887
Engine: 117,984 4.5 liter V8 – 198 hp and 360 Nm
Kilometers: less than 1000 since engine overhaul (96239 on the odometer)
Gearbox: Automatic

“S” stands for Sonderklasse, this was the top class of Mercedes, later called S-class
“E” stands for Einspritzer (engine with injection)
“L” stands for Long (extended version)

The M117 4.5L V8 engine is a bored out version of the M116 3.5L engine that was only sold in America, in the W108 between 05/1971 and 11/1972.

The restoration was completed in 08/2022.
This car was inspected for sale at the end of May 2024, which proves that the car is 100% technically in order.
The interior is in good condition with no tears in the seats. There is a removable seat in the center console to form a 3-seater, with the armrests up this is a backrest. This was an exclusive option. A new carpet set was made.
The car always starts immediately. Drives, shifts and brakes very smoothly. You feel the torque of the big engine.

- Registration certificate + copy of the old American title
- inspection certificate
- Many invoices and photos of the restoration and engine overhaul
- Old invoices and photos from America

Available options:
- Central locking
- Electric windows
- Automatic air conditioning
- Radio Becker Europe
- Heated rear window
- Removable seat in center console

New parts:
- Overhauled engine
- New injectors
- Everything from the ignition has been renewed
- New battery
- Overhauled brake calipers
- Overhauled steering rack
- New cooling block in radiator
- Shock absorbers
- Engine mounting rubbers
- Interior light
- Carpet set
- Decorative frame set
- Lots of small parts

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