Prime Example – 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe

w108Introduced in 1965, the W108 added modern styling to the already advanced underpinnings of Mercedes-Benz luxury automobiles. The base 250S was carbureted, but the middle range 250SE added Bosch mechanical fuel injection to the 2.5-liter single overhead camshaft M129 straight-six to give 150 brake horsepower. Independent suspension at all four corners also gave pleasing handling characteristics, and Mercedes of course brought its noted material and build quality to each example. Like most any 1960s Merc, the 250SE was and still is much admired for its comfort, quality, style, luxury and sufficient if not exactly earth shattering performance.

This 250SE Coupe out of Michigan seems to be a pretty prime example with only 63,000 miles, strong paint, a clean engine bay and no rust. It’s equipped with an automatic, air conditioning and relatively new thin whitewall tires. Significantly less expensive than the Cabriolet version, this particular car still isn’t cheap, but it is priced appropriately and will probably give its next owner many, many miles of comfortable motoring.

Check out the 1966 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe here on eBay, where the “Buy It Now” price is set at $44,000 and open to offers.


  1. I have mercedes 300 se convertible 1963!alluminium metallic, leder black color,

  2. Anonymous says:

    this m/b has been for sale for quite some time – i believe it is very overpriced, and is really a mid $20’s car, especially as there is no sunroof – there are nicer, better maintained examples that have recently sold in the mid to high $20’s – perhaps in 5 years, this price will seem right – also, the owner mis-states that there were 500 of these cars built – there were 5249 250SE’s of which 954 were convertibles – this car could sell at a reasonable price

  3. Bill McLin says:

    Michigan car.Hmmm.These Benz have hidden rust issues sometimes as their construction was so intricate.

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