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dwmartine

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Another addition!
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:21:36 »
My newest addition.....

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, dark red with cognac leather, 57K miles.  Fun daily driver and great addition to the collection.
Dave Martine
1969 280SL, 903H Blue with 145 Parchment, 81K miles
1971 280SE, 542 Dark Red with Cognac, 57K mile
1989 560SL, 512 Garnet Red with 275 Mushroom, 32K miles
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997.2), 6 speed manual, Basalt Black
2014 CLS550C4, Obsidian Black with Almond/Mocha

thelews

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Re: Another addition!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 13:41:17 »
I see you list the interior color as Cognac, however, it looks to be, I think what was called Palamino.  I had that interior in my 1972 300SEL 4.5 that I should never have sold (for $3K).  Gorgeous interior in that leather.  The Palamino does not have the speckling that Cognac does.  Are your seats different than the doors?  Looks like a really nice car and they drive great.
Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

John - Wisconsin
1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
1970 Porsche 911E
1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE

dwmartine

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Re: Another addition!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 16:33:59 »
Hi John,

It is definitely cognac leather, data card code 250.  And is has the speckling that you note is common with the cognac leather.  The condition of the interior is fantastic. The seats and doors are the same.  Must be the lighting in the pictures.

I did look for a 280SE or SEL in both 3.5 and 4.5.  Never could quite find the one I wanted or was willing to pay for! 

The funny thing is my 1969 280SL is 903H blue with the parchment interior.  I always thought that car would look great with the ivory steering wheel but it had the black.  The 280SE had the ivory wheel.  I just switched the wheels on the cars and they both look better.  The SL really pops with the ivory and the SE is more sedate with the black.

Enjoy your day!
« Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 16:39:36 by dwmartine »
Dave Martine
1969 280SL, 903H Blue with 145 Parchment, 81K miles
1971 280SE, 542 Dark Red with Cognac, 57K mile
1989 560SL, 512 Garnet Red with 275 Mushroom, 32K miles
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997.2), 6 speed manual, Basalt Black
2014 CLS550C4, Obsidian Black with Almond/Mocha

MikeSimon

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Re: Another addition!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 19:53:58 »
Man, I love these big, classic sedans. One of these days, when I do not need a daily, performing and reliable driver anymore, I am going to get me one of these and put it in the garage next to the SL
What a sight that will be!
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Automatic
Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner

Aaron h

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Re: Another addition!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 10:53:00 »
I see you list the interior color as Cognac, however, it looks to be, I think what was called Palamino.  I had that interior in my 1972 300SEL 4.5 that I should never have sold (for $3K).  Gorgeous interior in that leather.  The Palamino does not have the speckling that Cognac does.  Are your seats different than the doors?  Looks like a really nice car and they drive great.

John, Palomino wasn't introduced until the early 1980's.  For the late W108/W109 cars the only colors available that resemble Palomino were Cognac, Bamboo, and Light Beige. 


Dave, congratulations on your W108.  I've been very fortunate over my almost 30 years of driving in that I've always had a W108 or a W109 as a daily driver.....and I still do!  I wore a few of them out, but they served me well. 
1966 250se coupe` black/dark olive/Macassar Ebony
1966 250se black/dark olive leather
1970 600 Midnight blue/parchment/Macassar
1972 280sel black/black leather
1971 300sel 6.3Papyrus white/dark redleather/Macassar
1973 300sel 4.5 grey blue met/blue leather/walnut
1986 635csi, M-sport, Cosmos blue