Lot 135 - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S (W108)
|Estimate||£7,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,712|
Premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, the initial model line-up of the W108 consisted of the 250 S, 250 SE, and 300 SE, as well as a sole W109, the 300 SEL. Engines for the new car were carried over from the previous generation but enlarged and refined. The 250 S was the entry-level vehicle fitted with a 2496cm³ Straight-six M108 engine with two dual downdraft carburettors, delivering 130bhp at 5400rpm which accelerated the car to 62mph in 13 seconds and gave a top speed of 113mph. Approximately 130,000 of the 250 S/SE models were built during the first two years of the W108/109's existence.
This 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S saloon is in very good condition given its 50 years and, although largely original, has little signs of its maturity. The tan interior is complete and in good condition as is the black coachwork and chrome. This example has spent the majority of its life in the south of France and dry stored by the owner in a Mercedes-Benz specialist garage until his passing. He had owned the car for some 48 years before leaving this W108 to his son. We are assured it is mechanically good; starts, runs and should be entirely reliable with the vendor having MoT tested the car until September 2017 for any new prospective buyers. Currently French registered, registering the car for the UK should be as simple as applying for a new V5 with the accompanying documents found in the history file. With bills amounting to some €12,000 within the history file, this represents a very good, original example of the ever popular early Mercedes-Benz saloon.
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