Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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Welcome jwalk. If you Google "W108" you'll find a couple of owner's forums that will help you get to know your car and give you valuable advice like Benzworld does later models.
I had a long wheelbase version of the car you bought over 20 years ago. It was my first MB, and still remains one of my favorite cars of all time. The W108 is IMO one of the most timeless and handsome sedans MB has made. My current W220 is (IMO again) one of the most handsome "modern" sedans, but it lacks the classic beauty of the W108. I'm still enamored with my new (to me) R129, and it is a classic in its own right, but the stacked headlights and imposing grille of the W108 is hard to top.
Congratulations. Let us see the old girl when you can.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck