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Old 19th July 2010, 19:05   #871
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Superb car but the 'Mumbai Taxi' like paint scheme kinda spoils the party.

May not be clearly visible, but the car is dark green with an off white top. I too would have preferred a single colour though. Was the 108 offered in two tone?
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Old 19th July 2010, 19:19   #872
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Superb car but the 'Mumbai Taxi' like paint scheme kinda spoils the party.

Taxi like? in what way?

More pics of the beautiful W108.

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@ Karl yes the W108 was offered in a two tone, We had a W108 250S in the early seventies, beige with an off white top.

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Old 19th July 2010, 19:40   #873
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This looks like the much desired Diesel Model
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That green / white 108 is definitely not Diesel but a more desireable twin carb petrol model
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Old 19th July 2010, 20:01   #875
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Taxi like? in what way?
Heh..heh..Gogisir I meant that any black car with white/yellow roof reminds people of Indian cabs. (original pic looked black)

Otherwise she's a beaut. Your pics make it look much better.

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That green / white 108 is definitely not Diesel but a more desireable twin carb petrol model

I was mentioning about the car shown by V-16

From the picture of the engine bay it looks like a diesel.
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I was mentioning about the car shown by V-16

From the picture of the engine bay it looks like a diesel.
In the engine bay posted by V16 the twin carbs (Stromberg i guess) are clearly visible as are the Spark plugs. We can safely conclude that it is a petrol.
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Yep you are correct.
On closer view i could see the plugs

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I was mentioning about the car shown by V-16

From the picture of the engine bay it looks like a diesel.
That W108 is a very desirable car since it is a twin carb model. I remember my dad telling me once that one of his uncle's owned a 220s which had twin 4 barrel carbs on it.

Gogi Ji- could you confirm if this car has Twin single barrel or twin four barrel carbs along with the make.
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Referring to the above posts on the W108, I am amazed at what is a surprising lack of knowledge on these cars. And the 108 series are by no means rare cars.
They never came as diesels, only petrol. 'S' class diesels came much much later, I think after 2002. But a number of cars did get converted to diesel, these are not original.
These cars had fuel supplied by carbs and also injection pumps. If carbs, then original only two 2-barrel carbs of Zenith. And nothing else.
I have a 280S, and was nick named rocket, at the signal I could just take-off.
Many cars at that time had two tone colour scheme, normally body a darker colour and the roof a lighter colour. White roof with yellow, pale blue or even red was common. My dads Opel was crimson with a black top originally.
German police cars were a similar shade of green with white mudguards.
These 108's are icon cars, all parts are available in Germany, and when there is an opportunity one should add this to his collection. In their class they had no competition.

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hi harit the diesel was introduced in the s class on the 140 chassis &the 108 are very few in our country and beautiful looking cars it came as250 s 280 s with fuel injection also
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They never came as diesels, only petrol. 'S' class diesels came much much later, I think after 2002. But a number of cars did get converted to diesel, these are not original.
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hi harit the diesel was introduced in the s class on the 140 chassis &the 108 are very few in our country and beautiful looking cars it came as250 s 280 s with fuel injection also

I believe the S class had a diesel before the W140, Didn't the 126's have an SDL diesel model?
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I believe the S class had a diesel before the W140, Didn't the 126's have an SDL diesel model?
Yup, They had a disel model check out the link

Mercedes-Benz W126 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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w116's and w126's came with a turbo 5 cylinder diesel for the US. Was okay for the US in the late '70's since the cars were all torque no speed and the 55 speed limit ruled
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hi guys the w126 definetely had 300sdl the american spec the w140 also came with diesel from the factorybecause i had an owners manuel of w140 where its got the diesel specs and all the models of the petrol version in the hand book
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