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Old 12-12-2002, 10:21 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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I would say a 108 chassis 280 SE (with the straight six) or 108 chassis 280 SE 4.5 (4.5 liter V8).

They are pre-smog era car, no catalytic converters, basic mechanical fuel injection with a distributor cap and rotor and no ECU, EHA, ABS, or any other computer controlled acronym.

Plus, they are not only shamefully undervalued (beater cars can be bought for $2k-$3k and wonderful examples for $5k - $7k), but they are alos considered by those at Stuttgart to be the best Mercedes ever built. Refer to this article in the Star Magazine:

Comments on the 108 chassis in The Star Magazine 1997 issue
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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