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General Information

Year
1970
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280SE 108.018
Color
Anthracite
History
Spotty. Better now. 46K miles, Michigan car. 1st owner, impeccable maintenance. 2nd owner, did his best then lost all the records (and had to sell the car) in a divorce. 3rd owner, friend of the second didn't know what to do with it but knew enough to make some urgent repairs and put a pretty good paint job on it. 4th owner, me. The path back to greatness, including the past year in a friend's auto spa repairing minor rust & fresh underbody treatment.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 108.018 (Anthracite)

Modifications

Drivetrain
M130.980. 123 Ignition fully-electronic distributor programmed to a 1969 curve w/1969 coil & threw away the "black boxes". Works much better now, even with the vacuum timing retard (still has some pop-pop on hard decel).
Interior
None
Exterior
None
Audio
None (why would you replace an original Becker Europa radio?)
Suspension
Kingpins, A-arms, coils, swing axle, the best 1930s technology. Slowly replacing the rubber bits front & rear to improve isolation.
Wheel and Tire
Steel wheels & some whitewall Toyo tires slightly larger than they should be. Might go w/the Vredestein BW for authenticity.

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