When Mercedes-Benz replaced the popular W111 220 series in 1966, the first S-Class range was born. Much of the mechanical specification remained as before, but a new, sleeker bodyshell with lower roof and waist lines and a larger glass area proved to be a far more modern design than the dated, finned wing appearance of its predecessor; supplementing the saloons there were, as always, both coupé and cabriolet derivatives.
All of these W108 models, however, shared similar all independent suspension, by wishbone/coil spring at the front together with a coil sprung swing axle at the rear; all round disc brakes and power assisted steering were also standard equipment. Power was initially provided by a choice of three overhead camshaft six cylinder engines: for the 250 S, the 2,496cc motor produced 130bhp via twin carburettors, with the 280 SE benefitting from Bosch fuel injection and an increase in output to 150bhp (rising in 1968 to 160bhp); transmission was invariably an automatic four-speed unit.
This 1970 280 SE is finished in Impala brown with a wonderful magnolia hide interior, and is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition throughout having enjoyed an extensive restoration. The all-round electric windows combined with frameless doors allow for relaxed window-down motoring.
This stylish coupe is ready to be used and enjoyed, and is a splendid example of this stylish and usable Mercedes-Benz.
Cette 280 SE de 1970 est de couleur brun Impala avec un magnifique intérieur Magnolia, elle est décrite par le vendeur comme étant en excellent état général bien qu’elle ait été très restaurée. Les vitres électriques combinées à des portières sans cadre sont idéales pour une conduite vitres baissées.
Ce coupé stylé est prêt à être utilisé et apprécié et est un superbe exemple du style Mercedes-Benz.