Now available for auction is this 1968 Mercedes-Benz W108 250S finished in Dark Red over a black interior. This classic luxury sedan was sold new in San Francisco and is said to have remained under the care of its original owner up until 2014 before being passed along to another member of his family. It features a 2.5L inline-6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Accompanied by a collection of records and the original owner’s handbook, this beautifully presented W108 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing just over 98k miles on the odometer.
This 250S is finished in Dark Red (542) and features chrome exterior moldings, bumpers, and large “greenhouse” glass windows. The seller describes the paint and body to remain in great shape, additional images are provided in the photo gallery. This W108 rides on factory 14” steel wheels with color-matched hubcaps and Tiger Paw AWP II tires.
Inside, you will find a beautifully presented black MB-Tex leatherette interior with grey square weave carpeting and a wood veneered dashboard. Features include an original Becker Grand Prix radio, central heat and ventilation controls, manual roll-up windows, lap belts, and an elegant black-rimmed steering wheel with a chrome horn ring. Ahead of the steering wheel sits VDO instrumentation including a 140-MPH speedometer, analog clock, and gauges for coolant temperature, oil, and fuel level. The 5-digit odometer currently reads just over 98k reportedly original miles.
Power comes from a dual-carbureted 2.5L M108 inline-6 engine rated at 130 HP. The rear wheels are driven through a 4-speed automatic transmission which is reported to have been rebuilt in 2018 within the last 2,500 miles. Another invoice from October of 2016 totals over $4,800 and includes a valve adjustment, new wheel bearings, tie rod ends, belts, engine mounts, spark plugs, shift rod bushings, coolant system repair, a new valve cover gasket, and more.
This sale will include the original owner's handbook, a set of keys, service records, a full-size spare, and a clean title. This gorgeous W108 offers timeless styling and luxury. If you have been in search of a classic Mercedes-Benz sedan, this lifelong California car makes a perfect choice.