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1976 Mercedes-Benz 230

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The W114 and W115 sedans and coupes ushered in a new era at Mercedes-Benz. With its all new chassis, gone was the rear swing axle, replaced by a semi-trailing arm rear suspension. Also new was the OM617 5 cylinder diesel engine. These were sturdy cars, but as with many vehicles of the period, the US market models eventually suffered as the 1970s hit, with the introduction of new safety requirements. Like other Mercedes of the period, the W114, like this final year 230 featured here, became saddled with heavy, ill-proportioned crash bumpers. Even still, these are desirable classics that are surprisingly modern enough to be used on a regular basis. This final year 230 sedan for sale in Michigan is an original, low mileage car.

1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 on eBay

1976 Mercedes-Benz 230. All original paint. All original interior. Super low original miles car. Factory power moonroof, super nice in every way! West Palm Beach, FL car. Low original 52,000 mile car. This is the real deal. One original owner most of it’s life. This 230 was titled only twice, once in 1976 and once again in 2004. The original factory paint is still intact. The original interior is still intact. The driveline and all other major components are still original and intact. The factory power moonroof still works flawlessly, as does the clock and all other options. The drivability and feel of this car is impressive! I have the original radio as well. This is a truly amazing find. What a rare low mileage, untouched Mercedes-Benz. The underside of this Mercedes is just as clean as the top! SUPERB!! No disappointments! Always garaged and well maintained. This car needs nothing. What a machine!

The color of this car certainly screams the seventies, but it really looks the business if you are going for that retro look. Park this down in the East Village or drive down 9th Street in Park Slope and watch the hipsters go wild. Overlooked for many years, the W114 and W115 are witnessing a bit of a resurgence in popularity, especially with some individuals converting the diesel engined variants to run on biofuel. The asking price of this car, even considering its originality, is a few grand too dear. The best late model W114 might bring around $9,000 to $12,000. With a price like this, we are reaching into territory reserved for clean W115 coupes.


One Comment

  1. Sam
    Sam November 15, 2012

    Paul the funny thing is that the U.S. spec bumpers don’t look too bad on the W114, the car’s boxy proportions help fight against them visually. The bumpers really hurt the W123 and R107. And of course they add unnecessary weight.
    I like the appearance of the first (?) use of the trademark ribbed taillights, although I think Mercedes are tragically phasing them out for 2013.
    Mercedes of the 70s and early 80s are indeed being noticed and acquired by twentysomethings like myself, but I’m never envious of anything U.S.-spec or with rust, and those are the ones they usually end up with.
    Still, this is a really nice car and whoever gets it will hopefully be happy and get a lot of good miles on it. This should not be a show car but a daily driver for a long time.

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