The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 are luxury cars produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 through to 1972 and 1973 in North America only. The line was an update of the predecessor W111 and W112 fintail sedans. The cars were successful in West Germany and in export markets including North America and Southeast Asia. During the seven-year run, a total of 383,361 units were manufactured.
The car was premièred at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965. The initial model lineup consisted of three W108s: 250S, 250SE, and 300SE, as well as a sole W109, the 300SEL. Engines for the new car were carried over from the previous generation, but enlarged and refined. The 250SE featured an identical straight-six, but with a six-plunger fuel injection (designated M129) with performance improved to 150 bhp (110 kW) at 5500 rpm, which decreased 0-100 acceleration by one second and increased top speed by 11 km/h (7 mph) for both manual and automatic versions.
According to the paperwork from 2015, this Mercedes Benz 250 SE Cabriolet
was thoroughly restored which included a re- spray in silver. To achieve its superb quality its engine and all other mechanical components were taken out of the car. The excellent paint job also included the engine bay, the insides of the bonnet and its boot cover and doors. The car now presents itself in a wonderful appearance with a superb interior in black leather and hood. This is a matching numbers car which also comes with a TUV to September 2017 and German Historic registration documents.