Mercedes-Benz 280 SE | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Mercedes-Benz W108 | A star on a reasonably priced car

Flag FranceOnce upon a time…
This is how most fairy tales begin. This is no fairy tale, though.

Once upon a time we traveled through France and my friend asked me whether or not I had seen the classic car behind a bush we just passed. I thought she wanted to fool me and kept driving all the way to… the next roundabout. This is what they have been invented for anyways. Turning around and driving back, all the way thinking about this (possibly nice) opportunity for a Drive-by Snapshot. Finding the bespoke classic car behind the bush was great – but discovering a whole field with literally dozens of classics, left me speechless.

This particular field in south-western France is filled with gems from many countries and eras. Yes, most of them are for sale. No, I am not going to disclose the location. At the time of my visit the owner didn’t have access to the internet and wasn’t interested in it. He didn’t want his address to be posted online. It almost seemed like he is willing to sell the cars, but only to people who find them by chance. And believe me – this is not an easy find at all. There is no sign pointing to the field. Not even a small one!

The vehicle featured here is a, more or less rust-free, Mercedes-Benz 280 SE (W108) with the optional automatic transmission. I inquired about the asking price and immediately regretted not to have an empty trailer behind my trusty 190E.

Stay tuned, more pictures from this particular field coming soon!

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)