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New To Me W108

Last time on the road was 1980 and has been in storage since then in a warehouse.

Came with no engine, so will be sourcing a 280 engine or maybe even a domestic power plant transplant. Or I may even part her out but that is a last resort.





I'm looking forward to learning about this old Lady, her name is Ingrid by the way.
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Looks like a tired, but solid piece. How does a 454 sound?

Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.
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280S motor

I have the correct and good motor / trans for this car, here in San Diego area, 91977 on a pallet
This has a fresh valve job (head work $550) and a rebuilt transmission ($1,400).
Bolt it in and go,

easier than that 454 (unless there is the need for speed),
then get a 6.3 version.

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I have the correct and good motor / trans for this car, here in San Diego area, 91977 on a pallet
This has a fresh valve job (head work $550) and a rebuilt transmission ($1,400).
Bolt it in and go,

easier than that 454 (unless there is the need for speed),
then get a 6.3 version.
Kind Sir, how much shekels are we talking about?

San Diego is casual drive away for me.
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Nice! The interior looks to be in good condition. I cast my vote for the 454
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No to a part out! A new powerplant is in order!!!

OT: Love the black Cali plate.

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There are a bunch of 6.9 motors available across the country at car-part.com. One 111 type V8 (6.3?) Not so many 2.8's though.

Would make a great Teutonic hotrod.

Have Fun with it!
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Send me a private message to discuss this further, Thanks.
WE can do the compression test before anything.
A full story of the motor is in order too.

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There are a bunch of 6.9 motors available across the country at car-part.com. One 111 type V8 (6.3?) Not so many 2.8's though.

Would make a great Teutonic hotrod.

Have Fun with it!
There's a W116 6.9 in Fontana (I think).

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