1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

It seems that, to me at least, the Mercedes-Benz W114/115 may be forgotten about, or at the very least overlooked. I can understand it given the W111 Coupes that were being produced at the same time were some of, and still are, some of the most magnificent and quality automobiles ever built. A W111 Coupe has doors that weigh roughly the same as a baby elephant and shut so preciously that it’ll slice your fingers clean off if you get them caught. But you won’t care because all you’ll be focused on is the beautiful burl wood gauge cluster housing. So naturally if you are standing on the lot of a Mercedes-Benz dealer in 1972 and see that interior, then walk over and peek inside today’s car, a 1972 250C, you’ll probably be a little disappointed. It certainly explains why a W111 Coupe today is worth a boatload of money, and the W114/115 Coupe can be hand for those of us on a budget.

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

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Kick back and relax now that the work week is over because I need some time to unpack everything that this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C is bringing today. At first glance I was excited to see a W114 coupe in awesome 860 green and to my surprise it was a four-speed manual as well. Then I started reading the description and looking at the photos to realize this car had much more than what I saw on the surface. So let’s dive into this 1972 250C located in Washington.

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

The W114 and W115 sedans and coupes were a fresh start for Mercedes-Benz, as this was the first all new chassis developed by the house of the Three Pointed Star in the post-war era. Renowned for their durability, these cars were penned by the famed designer Paul Bracq, also responsible for the elegant W113 Pagoda SL. Available with a variety of inline four and six cylinder petrol engines and inline four and five cylinder diesels, there was a flavor to suit many tastes. The coupe also featured Mercedes’ trademark pillarless design. Even though it was based off a rather tame three box sedan design, the coupe exhibited the restrained grace that we’ve come to know from Mercedes over the years. This 250C features the M130 inline six cylinder engine with the rare option of a four speed manual transmission.

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This vehicle has had only 91,913 miles put on its odometer. That amount of mileage makes this vehicle incomparable to the other vehicles on this market and is ready for you to come and see at Newport Beach Auto Gallery, Inc.. Although this 1972 C Class is technically a pre-owned vehicle, the clean and spotless interior could fool even the toughest critic.

Most 1972 Mercedes-Benz C Class were four door, however, this is a rare 2 door with 4 speed on the floor. It has been VERY well taken for, shown by the factory unrepaired and un-cracked dash. The seats have also been unrepaired and undamaged for forty years- showing almost no wear, even on the driver’s seat bolster. This is truly a rare find!

The paint on this C Class is flawless; no scratches, no blemishes, no need to spend extra money on touch ups. The 1972 Mercedes-Benz C Class is an especially rare vehicle. So rare that you’ve probably never experienced anything else like it. Another feature that makes this vehicle especially rare it its manual transmission, compared to most other 1972 Mercedes C Class vehicles which are automatic. You’ll love the feel and control with this stick shift that you’ll never want to stop driving this bright red beauty around town!

While these coupes were rather staid in their time, you surely won’t blend into modern day traffic with this motor, especially given the hue mixed with all of that chrome. Some prospective buyers might not like the fact it has three pedals, but for me, it’s exactly how I’d want it. The best 250C might reach just into the $20,000 range, with most changing hands for between $10,000 to $15,000. Given the condition and rarity of the gearbox, I’d say this one is just about spot on. If it could be had for about a grand less, it would make for a nice, usable classic and a good value when it comes to classic Mercedes-Benz coupes.

-Paul