The car was premiered 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 250S was the entry-level vehicle fitted with a 2,496cc straight-six M108 engine, with two dual downdraft carburettors, delivering 130bhp.
This wonderful example was delivered new to Lady Edgley of Bournemouth and was chauffeur driven for most of its life while in her ownership. The present vendor is believed to be only the third since its manufacture. Apart from a respray in white, the car is in its original condition – including its original seats which are in great condition, tool kit and even its spare tyre (which has not been used) and has its original makers label still attached.
Also with the car are its original owners manual, service book and parts catalogue. The interior is black and comes with automatic transmission and powered steering. This truly is a wonderful time warp motor car and a timeless classic in a condition commensurate with even Museum quality examples. Not to be missed.