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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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I thought the tow vehicle was too puny for a loaded W108.

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What a heartbreaker!
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It's in the same city as me. I am thinking of buying it for the engine.

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That's more like a 280S, the engine looks like it. Maybe it's a transition year, later 250S more like a 280S. Look at the separate solid trim rings, but the steering wheel base is a safety feature in the 280S.

It's an odd conglomeration of cars. Maybe some newer parts were added by a previous owner. No chassis number so I can't tell for sure.

At least buy it for the engine.

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This guy ought to be ashamed of himself. I'm willing to bet that while towing this car home, he was speeding when he shouldn't have been. *sigh* but people just won't learn from their mistakes, and they won't bothering thinking before they do something either.

This is truly heartbreaking to see this car in this shape. Hopefully someone can make use of it and bring life to other W108s.

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Dang, if I had the luck of finding a W108 I would have taken better care of it...

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Some times it is worth it to pay a pro to do the job. One tow truck call could have saved this old benz.
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What a shame.
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A shame indeed...... =(

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