Actually, the title to this post is a little off the mark. While the W108 series V8 powered 4.5 sedan may look like something a sweet old grandmother may drive, that was not the case when these cars were new. The 280 SE 4.5 was so expensive when new, about 3 times the cost of a Corvette, ownership was restricted to the upper classes of society. These car’s are relatively rare as they were only built in late 1971 through 1972, though some were registered as 1973 models such as this example. These were a North American market only variant with the 4.5 litre V8. This was the last year for this body style and the last year Mercedes cars could be considered truly hand built.
This 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is said to be a rust free California example that retains its original blue paint and California blue plates. The FJ40 had a very long production run from 1960 all the way to 1983.