FOR SALE: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280s (W108)

This stunningly original W108 Mercedes 280s makes for a practical and affordable entry into classic 'Benz ownership.


Year and Make/Model: 1970 Mercedes-Benz (W108) 280s

Engine: 2.8L 6-cylinder petrol

Transmission: Manual

Mileage: 12 000 miles (indicated - 5 digit odometer)

Colour: Black

Location: Krugersdorp


On offer here is a very original 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280s (W108) manual floor shift in a desirable colour combination of black paint over a red leather interior. This W108 was sold in May 1970 by Cargo Motors Johannesburg to a one Mr. Van Eyssen with 389 miles on the clock and wearing the registration TJ 62382 as is evident and confirmed by the comprehensive factory manuals, dealer service book and insurance document accompanying the vehicle.

The interior presents very well with an uncracked dash cap and door caps. The original wood trim presents well with some varnish bubble on the dash bow. The original red leather interior is in good condition with some minor repair needed as can be expected after 52 years of use. The red door cards are in excellent condition.

Mercedes W108

The original Becker Safari radio is in perfect working condition and so are the blower and heater controls. The carpets were placed at some time in its life. All bright ware present and in good condition and so are the glass with a small chip in the front windscreen on the passenger side. The boot houses the original jack, spare wheel and original boot mats (both main and side).

Ignition has been converted to electronic using existing parts. The car was recently serviced including fluid change, new spark plugs and plug leads. The main front suspension mounts require attention in the near future and new ones will be provided with the sale (on order). The clutch, gearbox and brakes operate as they should.


Almost-new tyres and factory power steering complete the package on this absolute beauty which draws attention wherever she goes! The odometer indicates 12000 miles (5 digit odometer).

Registration and license are up to date. The vehicle will be sold with a valid RWC. 

NOTE: The above information was supplied by the dealer currently advertising this vehicle and has not been verified by SentiMETAL/