1968 saw the introduction of the "new" sedans -- ball joints and double joint rear axles instead of the 1952 king pin front end and swing axles in the back (and they DO jack, just like a Corvair, but they don't flip the car over.

Included were anti-dive front end geometry and greatly reduce front pivot axis offset.

Greatly improved handling -- I have had both styles and greatly prefer the "new" one. Only real difficulty is that it's possible to force the outside front tire off the rim in extreme cornering, a habit cured by a lighter rear anti-sway bar the rear in the W123 and W116 chassis.

1968 was also the introduction year for electronic fuel injection, a vast improvement over the mechanical and carbs.

Peter

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