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Mercedes 250 SE

250 SE Mercedes’ are vehicles that tend to be underappreciated. What people should realize is that 250 SE cars presented drivers with supreme reliability, timeless style, and excellent part availability. 

Paul Bracq designed the 250 SE, which would then debut at the 1965 Frankfurt auto show as a successor to W112/W113 vehicles. The 250 SE, 250 S, and 300 SE all share a body while the W108 label refers to the steel-sprung 250s. 

Underneath the hood, W108’s share a decent amount of design with the 220 series it replaced. The 2.5-liter, OHC inline-six, was developed from the 2.2-liter aggregations through reboring them and increasing the stroke of the piston. A bump in compression, larger valves, and improved airflow didn’t hurt either. 150 hp was created at 9.3:1 compression in the Bosch fuel-injected M 129 engine of the 250 SE. 

With bulletproof seven main-bearing cranks, a double roller timing chain, and 2,496 ccs, 250 SE engines were well equipped. Fuel-injected SE models contained an uprated, 55 Ah battery. 

250 S and 250 SE models are virtually identical in their construction containing steel unit-bodies with integral floors that add up to a 3,263-pound curb weight for the SE. Commuters had a great time with the 250 SE as the car provided an excellent highway ride. 

Availability of the 250 SE model in the US varied by year. Drivers of the 250 S appreciated the enhanced safety features. While ABS and airbags hadn’t yet made an appearance, extensive crash-testing and safety engineering had the 250 SE holding its own against a giant SUV, if needed. 

Four-speed SE automatic vehicles could go from 0-62 mph in 11.8 seconds. Not bad for a large sedan. 

250 SE Technical Specs 

Suspension underneath 250 SE models contained double wishbones, coil springs, shocks, torsion bar stabilizer in the front, and a swing axle located in the back. 

Single pivot on the passenger side of the differential allows each wheel to travel through an arc with the longest possible radius. As a result of the single pivot, tuck-in is minimized during abrupt transitions. 

One impressive design element of the 250 SE is the modern and dependable all-disc, dual-hydraulic circuit brake system. Manual recalculating ball steering proved to be standard with optional servo assist. 

Fourteen-inch steel wheels were standard with 7.75 H14 or 195 H14 tires. Most people who owned 250 SE cars put on larger tires when they had the opportunity. 

250 SE Interior 

250 SE interior appears elegant and serves as functional. SE models contained wood inlay fascia for vertical dash surfaces. Padded wheels, in addition to a lack of sharp edges around controls, was a desired feature for 250 SE cars.

Ventilation consisted of rear vents and cabin air exhaust from the base of the rear windscreen. 

250 SE Conclusion

Beautifully crafted is an applicable phrase when it comes to describing the 250 SE. Mercedes continued their tradition of creating gorgeous, full-size luxury sedans with the 250 SE. With success in West Germany, production led to 250 SE models being manufactured in North America as well. 

During the entire 7-year SE run, 383,361 cars were manufactured. 

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Lev M
11:26 02 Feb 20
People have been telling me to go look at Dusty Cars and I'm glad I did. One day, I took the family round and met Doug, the place is great. We saw some really nice vintage cars and even got taken for a drive in one of them.
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Laura Levato
17:18 29 Jan 20
It's been some time since I've been able to do something for myself and I was looking for something that wasn't going to cost me anything, but still give me a pleasurable outing. Dusty Cars was that one outing. I was able to just look around and take in all the cars around me.
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Holly Barnard
22:21 02 Jan 20
Dear Dusty Cars, Thank you for your hospitality in welcoming us into your dealership. My grandson loved seeing all of your vehicles and committed to star saving his allowance in order to buy one as soon as he turns 21. He's not anywhere near where he needs to be yet, but we'll hold thumbs and keep you in mind for that upcoming visit.
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Gabby Shaw
12:28 13 Dec 19
Doug was fantastic to us when we first arrived, but after he had to go and do something urgently, we spoke to another worker there who took great care of us too. Their customer service is good!
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Gustavo Costa
13:56 04 Nov 19
Upon meeting John at Dusty Cars, we knew we were in the right place to get our new vintage car. The staff was very professional and friendly, they knew everything about all of the cars and were able to help us get exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll definitely be back again.
George Guerrero
George Guerrero
23:42 29 Oct 19
I particularly love the details that the owners pay attention to. There are very few things better than sitting in vintage car with the smell of the leather seats, seeing brand new dials on the car. It's great to see how much care is put into restoring these works of art.
Noé Gérard
Noé Gérard
18:41 21 Oct 19
these cars are so sexy looking. The cars are right outta the games that we play, you can see all the classics just sitting on the floor its just nice to go and look!
Stuart Anderson
Stuart Anderson
18:15 16 Oct 19
I was accessing my father's storage garage after he passed away, which coincidentally, was just across the street from Dusty Cars! I knew there was a car in there and thought it must have been a sign from God to take my car there and sell it to them. It was such a nice experience and I'll go back again.
Jessica Messina
Jessica Messina
05:25 10 Oct 19
The dealership is a wonderful place to visit. Love the cars, love the people, love the dog!!! Even though I'm not a collector of any kind, there's something special about coming to see the love they put into their restoration process.
Glory Oye
Glory Oye
00:09 26 Jun 19
I've always been a lover of classic cars, precisely the 1956 Porsche 356 Coupe, which is considered as the grandfather of Porsche. I was filled with excitement when I saw my dream car listed on eBay by Dusty Cars. I could count almost a 100 stunning pictures of this car on display, with the metal components, the 4-cylinder, air cooled engine and the red leather interior all in good condition. Douglas is indeed a professional; his attention to details is flawless.
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