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Date registered: Jun 2009
Vehicle: '87 190E 2.3-16
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Well, I really don't know too much about the W108. One of the big selling points of the R107 is that these were top-of-the-line cars in their time and were pretty much a rich man's toy. That means they tended to be maintained well, garage kept, and driven relatively little. Even today, you don't see many being used as "beaters." The same can't be said of many older Mercedes sedans.
When I was shopping for an 560SL, I came across very many examples that were in amazing condition. It was rare to see one with over 100K miles on the clock: most seemed to be in the 50-75K mile range.
The one I ended up with is an '88 model. It was a one-owner car with full service history from a M-B main dealer, garage kept, completely rust and damage free, 69K miles on the clock, and everything worked except for the cruise control.
I suspect it would be tricky to find a W108 in a similar state.
1987 W201 190E 2.3-16: Vintage racer
1990 C124 300CE coupe: Daily Driver
1991 Peugeot 405 Mi 16: Weekend Toy