<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068

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Lot 119
1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan

Sold for US$ 6,600 inc. premium
1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan
Chassis no. 108067 12 013924
Engine no. 117984-12-014068

4,520cc SOHC V8
Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection
225bhp at 5,000rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*Four owners from new
*Nicely optioned and well equipped
*Complete with original data card, books, and manual
*The quintessential Autobahn cruiser


THE W108

Forerunners to the S-Class, the W108 Mercedes were introduced in 1965. The fins of the predecessor W111 cars were eliminated, and the overall appearance was smoother, more sophisticated. Initially powered with six-cylinder engines a V8 engine was made available in 1970. By 1972, the W108/109 cars were well into advancing years. Development of the successor W116 range was well along, and its introduction came during the year. Engines, however, were carried over, and the series designations updated accordingly.

Although W108 sales worldwide reached nearly 383,000, the 280SE 4.5 achieved fewer than 14,000, making it fairly rare in today's collector market. They were the last team-built cars at Daimler-Benz, aside from the current AMG variants, and they exhibit the build quality expected from a hands-on assembly team. They were also the last with stacked headlamps.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 280 SE 4.5 comes in Pastel White over Dark Blue leather. It provides the typical modern amenities: electronic fuel injection, power disc brakes, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, sunroof and full leather interior. It has the rare Becker 'Europa' Radio.

Per the original data card, which accompanies the car, this 280 SE was delivered new to Frank Osborn of Naples, Florida. Mr. Osborn would keep the car for five years before selling it to James Huyler of Park Ridge, Illinois on June 7, 1977. The car would remain with Mr. Huyler until January of 1984 when it was sold to David Kasten of Schofield, Wisconsin with 63,125 miles on the odometer. The car's longest term keeper, it would remain with Mr. Kasten until October 21, 2015 when it was acquired by the seller showing 69,715 miles. Since acquisition, the car has been sparingly driven and carefully maintained, with receipts on file from New Canaan Foreign Car Service speaking to that fact. It further retains its original books and manuals in addition to copies of old titlework documenting its history.

Showing well today, it still possesses the elegant and understated presence it did when it was new. More than capable of keeping up with today's traffic, then as now it is surely one of the most pleasurable and luxurious ways to move about town and country.
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<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
<b>1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 4.5 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 108067 12 013924<br />Engine no. 117984-12-014068
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