w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
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The appeal of the w108 over the w109 is its simplicity and lack of the complicated or expensive-to-fix air suspension. But still, if I wanted the benefits of air suspension, I would buy a w109 instead of a w108 that had air suspension added. I have a strong preference to a car that has all its original mechanical components.
If your goal is to sell it, I think it's a waste of time personally. There are a lot of other things you could do with your time to make more money.
If you just want to do it for the fun of it, have at it. Post what you do to make it happen. Show us the results, and expect there to be "haters" that complain about ruining tires and other suspension parts, etc.
All that said, I was told by some young fellows that if I bring my w108 to one of those "young timer" car shows (because I don't know what else to call it), and slap a For Sale sign on it, I would get several thousand with no problem. I personally think that the w108 is a very beautiful and impressive car that most young kids haven't seen up close, and will probably throw $2000-4000 at one without thinking, just with the dream of putting an air ride on it.
If it's YOUR dream, go for it. Don't do it hoping to fulfill someone else's dream.
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.