1986 Mercedes-Benz 250GD

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I’m always interested in old-school G-wagens that kick the sparkly stuff in the faces of the people that see them as accessories similar to those watches with 4-inch faces, or 30 lbs of platinum tennis bracelets. This almost 30-year old green example is in fantastic shape from less than 60k miles, but it eschews the standard glitz and chrome for a great green and flat black exterior. The extra kick to the 1%’s groin is instead of “V8 Biturbo” on the side, it says “Schnitzel.” Yep. Be careful when you sit in any of the NINE seats, because there’s a strong chance you’ll get some serious awesome rubbed off on you.

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1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 with 39k miles

Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. So goes the story for me and my love of Mercedes-Benzes from the 1980s and 1990s in comparison to the current model range. Mercedes still makes wonderfully good cars, but a bit of the mystique is gone, as an ever expanding SUV lineup emerges and the company tries to lure in those obsessed by the badge with the new CLA sedan. By 1994, the W124 E class was appearing a bit dated in comparison to the Japanese luxury upstarts Lexus, Acura and Infiniti. However, if I look at any of those models from the Far East in comparison to this E420 for sale in Connecticut, I’d say the E420 has stood the test of time. It might have not been the most exciting thing to look at when it was new, but the hallmark Mercedes build quality along with V8 muscle are ever apparent.

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet

This is the time of year you’ll invariably be asked “where do you summer?” I’m more interested in “what do you summer in?” This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Cabriolet appears to be a perfect vehicle in which to holiday. This car was given a respray a few years ago along with an interior retrim, including the extensive amount of wood trim present in these models.

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1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Euro-spec

Ah, the wonders of the “grey market”. I long for the days when it was apparently fairly easy to import and legalize European versions of the cars that were turned down for the U.S. market. They were more powerful, better looking and lighter; but best of all, for most of these designs they were much closer to the original design language than what we were sent in the U.S.. The perfect example of this is the W116 Mercedes-Benz, though it’s not alone. The W116 came to the U.S. with Texas-sized bumpers and somewhat unattractive DOT-approved headlights. When those items are returned to their natural state, the transformation is nothing short of miraculous:

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

We all have a bucket list of cars that we would like to own over our lifetime. One that has perpetually been on my list is the Mercedes R107 SL, specifically, one of the later models like this 1987 560SL for sale in New Jersey. When I was growing up, a neighbor had a 560SL just like this one and I was always enamored with it, dreaming of the day that I would someday own a Mercedes. Even though the design was well over a decade old at the time, it was still a vehicle that commanded respect with its presence. After owning two C classes for a period of ten years, I’ve gotten a bit of the Mercedes bug out of my system, especially in light of some of the new models that are, in my opinion, a bit overstyled. So I sit here, still dreaming of the day I will finally snag my R107.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 5-speed manual

With gas prices on the rise again, consumers are once again turning their eye to more fuel efficient vehicles. Some people prefer the hybrid or electric route, but for me, I’ve always been a fan of the tried and true diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer in diesel powered passenger vehicles, with their first model, the 260D, appearing at the Berlin Motor Show in 1936. Fifty years on, and we find this car, the W201 190D with a 2.5 liter inline-5 diesel. The W201 was still rather new in the lineup for 1986, but with a diesel offering, it catered towards those who had grown to love the oil burners from Stuttgart. This example for sale in Texas appears well cared for and comes equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, helping to make the most of its 94 horsepower.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE “AMG”

We’ve seen before many times that the devil is in the details with the pre-merger AMG modified cars. Like Faberge eggs, they can look the part without actually being a real AMG modified car; but unlike the Faberge art the details of all of the early cars is not particularly well known or documented. So here is a fairly desirable, very clean W124 300CE – already a sought after car, especially with lower miles. Tack on the awesome looking AMG bits and you have one really great looking, desirable package. Despite this, it’s not likely authentic. There’s a line that it was factory equipped with the AMG body kit and sport suspension, and indeed if you scroll through the pictures there are the AMG-spec springs. Outside the AMG-spec body kit is one of the best looking available and really sharpens the lines of the W124 into a more aggressive stance. But is it a real AMG?

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 200

Mercedes-Benz has never been one to adopt fads quickly, unless you count recent years. Which makes the Heckflosse, or fintail models of the late 1950s and early 1960s rather interesting, as fins on American cars were dying out. Yet Mercedes seemed determined to include them in their new offerings at the time. By the end of the 1960s, this styling feature was all but gone. This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 200D represents the end of the run for the fintail. For sale in North Carolina, this car has a lot of originality in tact and has First we’ll take a look at a late model 1967 200D that has had an engine rebuilt but has plenty of patina in tact.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG carried on the tradition of jamming a big engine into a modest package to produce big time performance. The more I delve into AMG history, however, I am intrigued by the C43’s predecessor, the C36 AMG. This was AMG’s first in-house collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. While it may be down on horsepower, it’s a rarer find than the V8 variants that succeeded it. We featured a final year C36 AMG earlier this month, but here is a low mileage black example for sale in Wisconsin.

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