memories...12 years ago I owned a Mercedes that was the #2 car 3 cars produced in the configuration.. On this very forum and another people swore up and down the car did not exist and was not available...those were the days when you had to contact the classic center in Germany give them the VIN and wait forever for them to respond..
Young and stupid, I parted out the rusted hulk and two months later I letter arrived from Germany detailing every piece of info on the car along with an offer of $18,000.00 us dollars for the car if it was complete.
I bought the car for $1000.00 and parted it out for $4500.00 At 29 years old I listened to wisdom about the car and figured it was a engine swap.
this was a w108 1967 300SEB (Mercedes Designation, Not mine)
M189 6 cylinder with 5 speed manual and Air Suspension...
I remember it clearly THERE IS NO 108 Air suspension car, LET alone a ZF 5 speed w108 Air Suspension car...
I still cry a little now, as chances of finding another
1967 300 SEB M189/5 speed manual Air suspension car would be impossible and even if I did the price would be more than every 8 cars I own total including my Ferrari 348 and Porsche 993 widebody cab.
Only the VIN will the tale and even then its not absolute, As my 300 SEB Vin according to online experts was a 4 speed manual with Coil springs AN COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE AIR SUSPENSION.
I still cry for myself now