1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5 V8 (W108)

Lot: 534

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 4.5L 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4.5 V8 automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare 4.5-litre V8, W108 SE not long returned from Sacramento...


  • Classic early 1970's US-specification luxury saloon finished in Ivory with a Caramel MB-Tex interior
  • Imported from the dry state of California and consequently in sound original condition
  • Powered by the legendary 4.5-litre M117 V8. Power steering, sunroof and windows
  • Recent mechanical attention. Track rod ends, steering box, dampers, brake calipers, new brake lines
  • New HT leads and electronic ignition system (Pertronix Ignitor) ensure easy starting
  • Refurbished ATS 'Mexican Hat' Wheels with brand new Falken ZE914s. (original wheels included)
  • The car has proven totally reliable this summer including an extended trip to the South of France
  • Recently serviced and MOT'd. Only for sale due to an impending house purchase


Lot Details

Registration: FHH 754K RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1972 Engine size: 4.5L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 59233
Model: 280 SE 4.5 V8 MOT expiry: 2020-03-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: 10806712011328

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


New HT leads and electronic ignition system (Pertronix Ignitor fitted with an Epoxy Coil). New E10 rated fuel hose fitted.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


New Track Rod ends and steering box coupler. New rear dampers fitted, front brake calipers refurbished with new pistons and seals.
New brake lines fitted all round. 4 refurbished 7Jx15" ATS 'Mexican Hat' Wheels fitted with brand new Falken ZE914 205/65R15 tyres.


Minor: Major:


Cibie Headlights fitted with Osram Nightbreaker bulbs.

Vehicle History


 I got this car as I always fancied scratching the 280SE itch, but I never thought I'd get my hands on a 4.5! Sure enough, it didn't disappoint being a great car to drive, I have driven this to Goodwood, in addition to taking this to the infamous Laon Historique in France, where it completed the trip without missing a beat.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history