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w108 questions looking to buy one

Hi guys I am looking to buy a US 1971 W108 280SE looks stunning so far but what should I need to look out for?

what are they like for RUST? and the areas to look for..

engines?

leaks to look for?

Gearboxes?

any input would be great

" Fastly losing faith in Mercedes So called build quality.... " Spanish built Mercedes Vito's ......shocking lost lots of ££$$

Stick with Classic propper German built Merc's 1960's
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Search the forum, you'll find lots of good info on the subject.

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ops looks like I bought the car and now I will look at the forums

Never mind I have 10 years background in Porsche restoration so I am sure it's just a new learning curve all over again..just the engines in the front and the things got some thing called WATER in it.. very odd

so who are the people to buy spare parts from in the US?

used spare parts in the US..?

and any tips of the people to buy from in the UK and Europe..

but would rather buy in the US.. car is in Ca and it is staying there till next year for I ship it... so I don't have to use a crappy hire car when I am in Ca.

" Fastly losing faith in Mercedes So called build quality.... " Spanish built Mercedes Vito's ......shocking lost lots of ££$$

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Fastly losing faith in Mercedes So called build quality....=quote from 912uk.
If you're losing faith in Mercedes quality, then why buy one?
As far as I'm concerned, my '71 280sel has proven itself to be put together better than any American car that is 38 years old.
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Fastly losing faith in Mercedes So called build quality....=quote from 912uk.
If you're losing faith in Mercedes quality, then why buy one?
As far as I'm concerned, my '71 280sel has proven itself to be put together better than any American car that is 38 years old.
You just read the high light and not the fully story...

Do you work for a newspaper !!!


The comments where for thr Vito Van built in spain by plastic fantastic quality control that quite frankly was shocking... having owned 2 for my company thinking I was buy quality I was rudely awaken to the shocking build quality and reliablity

There the full story and not just the high light you wanted to read


so I have bought as I am a fan of the Merc's I do know that have the build qulaity that is the early 60's cars and that is what I have bought I have 5 classic cars so I should know a thing or two but these Merc's are new to me so any help and pointers would be of great value.

just don't ask me about Vito Vans.. I have a Merc Sprinter ( frieghtliner i think you call them ) with 290,000 miles on the clock!! there that's a propper Merc..

I have posted a new post about my new car...

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