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Help with numbers - /8


I am looking to buy one of the early 70s four door 250 or 280 cars. I have recently noticed several people have put the term " /8 " in their add. When I ask about it they know nothing except that was on the name plate or vin.

Can someone please tell me what this number or term means?

Thanks and I hope to have a car soon.
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I'm not sure exactly what it means. My take on it is "68". In 1968, DB introduced the 114 chassis, so one could refer to a 230 (110 chassis) or a 230/8 (114 chassis). Whatever it's origin, it definitely denotes a 114 chassis, which is what you are looking for.

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The /8 stands for the 1968 design as I understand which was carried forward. It's also a "slash eight" or in German "strichacht" which covers that the 114/115/W113 and W109 I think. If you find MB Classic magazine they did a 40th anniversary article on the cars since it's design inception.

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