1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Some days it seems that no stone has been left unturned when it comes to the world of collector cars, but if you dig deep enough, there are still gems to be found. The W114/W115 Mercedes-Benzes, also known as the Strich Acht (or Stroke Eight) was not a particularly flashy or eye-catching vehicle, but this was the first post war Mercedes-Benz to use an all-new chassis. This car would last through 1976, when the W123 would carry the baton into the 1980s, making a name for itself around unmatched durability. In 1974, the OM617 inline-5 diesel would appear in the form of the 300D, an engine that would carry over to the W123 and even live on through 1991 in the G-Class. This 1975 300D for sale outside of Philadelphia has under 70,000 miles on the clock and certainly looks the part, ready to log another 70,000 miles in very short order.

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 250

Mercedes-Benzes were in the blood from a young age, a fixture vehicle in my family as my grandfather, mother and father all drove them over the years. I got my first Mercedes-Benz right before I left college, a pre-owned 1998 C230. It wasn’t the most exciting car, it certainly wasn’t the fastest nor was it the most visually arresting. However, I still have fond memories of that car, as it went about its business in a refined, understated way. Even today, a friend of mine who purchased it from me is still enjoying it as it closes in on 200,000 miles.

This 1971 250 for sale from our reader Brian brings back a lot of memories of my first Mercedes after looking it over. The Stoke 8, or Strich Acht, as it is known in German, wasn’t the most over the top or advanced vehicle of the era at Mercedes, but it was the first model to use an entirely new chassis since the end of World War II. Fairly amazing considering the highly diversified lineup of today’s Mercedes-Benz. For anyone desiring a classic Mercedes on a budget, these models are a fantastic choice, as they are relatively cheap to purchase and maintain and have and old money look that will certainly impress.

Year: 1971
Model: 250
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 25,900 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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1971 Mercedes 250 Saloon

25,900 Original Miles!!

Recently Serviced 2.8 Liter I6

Super Clean Rust Free Car

Most cars change hands every 4 years as they change owners, then they are passed around the family until they end up rotting away behind Uncle Jim’s garage and sent to the crusher. I’m sure most of the 22,000 W114s with the 2.8 drove down that path. This 250 is one of the few that was treated well from day one. Used sparingly for date night, the elderly couple that owned this car kept it in pristine condition. Solely garage kept; and is evident. As their health declined the car was stored away only to be pulled out of storage some 24 years later.

The exterior of this W114 is finished in its original color of Tobacco Brown and is complemented by the Cognac interior. The repainted exterior is in very nice condition considering its age, only showing a little age on the bonnet. The 100% original interior is an absolute time capsule showing little or no wear, and even retains the plastic on the sun-visors!! All chrome is in nice condition showing very little pitting.

Powered by the venerable M130 straight 6, this single over head camshaft engine is fed by dual carburetors that have just been completely rebuilt. In addition to the carb work, Knauz Mercedes recently did a complete tuneup, brakes all around including new hoses, changed all fluids and filters, and new tires. This 250 has also just received a complete detail and polish so this Mercedes needs absolutely nothing!!

Please feel free to ask any and all questions and I encourage any serious bidders to come inspect the car, but please call me to make an appointment!! Thanks for looking and Good Luck!!

More Pictures @ https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mr1o1l19lzguxim/p_Iv5UfaKu

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Brian @ 847.553.4548

A family friend owned a 250 just like this in Tobacco Brown, albeit with a black interior. As a young kid, I didn’t pay much attention to it, but looking at this particular car, the brown color suits this car perfectly, especially with the Cognac interior. This 250 is on offer at no reserve and has already garnered a good bit of bidding interest, so if you’ve ever wanted one of these Mercedes sedans, here’s your chance to have a crack at a good one.

If you have any questions for the seller you can contact Brian at (847) 553-4548


1971 Mercedes-Benz 250

I’ve always thought that the W114 and W115, affectionately known as the Strich Acht (Stroke Eight), is one of the most underrated Mercedes-Benzes of all time. Perhaps the W123 that followed gained such a cult following its predecessor got lost in the wake of its popularity. Perhaps it was the styling that was underrated to a fault, yet retained all the classic Mercedes hallmarks. It’s unfortunate, as these were, amazingly, the first Mercedes to be built on an all new chassis post World War II. The subtle styling was the creation of Paul Bracq, responsible for many of Mercedes’ greats over the years. A variety of engines could be had in the sedan, ranging from a 2.0 liter inline four cylinder petrol engine to a 2.8 liter inline six. The legendary OM617 five cylinder diesel made its first appearance in this model, as well.

This 250 for sale in Florida is a six cylinder car equipped with an automatic transmission, making it a good alternative for those seeking a practical Mercedes classic with a bit more power to keep up with traffic.


Year: 1971
Model: 250
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: ~ 36,000 miles
Price: $11,500 Buy It Now

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This car exeudes class, elegance and style. It is easier to drive around town and park than any of the “land yacht” 280’s. Also less problematic, more fuel efficient and easier to drive! 1971 Mercedes 250 sedan w114. It is the 2.8L straight 6 and pulls hard and clean and burns absolutely no oil, high compression. ALL NEW FLUIDS, brakes, radiator, transmission, engine, rear diff. All suspension and brakes and other maintenance items have been addressed as needed and tires are almost brand new. This car drives and looks so nice you can use it as a show car that is fully sorted and drives as reliable as a new one. About 36k miles SUPER CLEAN inside, outside, underside!

Exterior is in 95% condition I just had and expensive paint correction done and it is 100% free of swirls but had 3-4 scratches that are about 1-2inches, No fading or pealing at all, looks stunning. Interior is in even better condition overall. I have the origional floor mats as well as the coco mats pictured. Car is wired and ready for speakers just needs a headunit in place of the block off plate. I drive this car to relax and free my mind so I don’t listen to music in it. Air condition blows incredibly cold and strong. Brand new exhaust. This classic Benz needs absolutely NOTHING to run perfect and drive daily for another 20-30k miles except oil changes! This car has gets at least 10x the number of “thumbs up” and compliments my bentley continental gt & maserati granturismo S get! From 10ft away this car looks like 100grand!

Here is a walk around video of the car. http://youtu.be/xVXc3e2ifUQ

More pics can be found in my online album from page 11 to page 15 http://razzi.me/VIPLuxuryGroup/photos?page=11

What isn’t perfect…..very short list….

-Something broke in the odometer and it now turns at about 1/10th (why I said about 36k) the speed and the glass trim on the bezel is loose and could be reglued back on.

-Windshield sprayer needs a new hose line. I never drive it in rain and its always washed and kept in my garage so I never bothered.

OTHERWISE the car is THE perfect show car you can drive on weekends or during the week to work!


I may consider trades for Audemars Piguet watches. Shipping if buyer arranges it. I have had great results with Exotic Car Transport based out of Orlando FL.

These Stroke Eights are a good choice for those seeking a classic Mercedes on a budget. You can find good ones out there for much less than what you would pay for a new subcompact and they are hearty, reliable vehicles. With the slimmer bumpers and the inline six petrol engine, this car has a fairly specification. The seller has priced this vintage Benz at about the top of the range, as you can expect to pay somewhere between $7,000 and $12,000 for a clean W114/W115.


1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

I’ve always felt that the Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 are akin to the Rodney Dangerfield of the Mercedes world: they get no respect. Stuck in between the W110 Fintail and ubiquitous W123, it lands in a bit of a no man’s land when it comes to Mercedes-Benz history. Nevertheless, these are stout machines worthy of a look, especially the efficient diesel versions given what the price of oil is trading at these days. This particular 1975 240D is complete and a survivor with original paint. It is also a 4 speed manual which should help get the most of the meager 65 horsepower output.

1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D on eBay

Up for sale is a very nice 1975 Mercedes 240D finished in light brown color. The vehicle is in very good shape and in every way. The car has a 4 speed transmission and is a big diesel savor. The body is in nice shape and the paint shines. The car does not have any rust issues besides the panel in the bottom of the front bumper which has a little rust but that’s a removable panel and can easily be replaced with a new one. The paint mostly is the original.

The interior is in very good shape with no cracks on the dash and no rips or tears on the seats. The headliner is nice too. The car has a cruise control as well. The AC works and blows cold. The radio is the original Becker and it works very well. The car has some of the service records. The Mercedes really stands out with its looks. It gets a lot of attention despite the age of it. This is a true classic. This Mercedes is in very good mechanical shape and it drives amazing. It does not have any oil leaks. The clutch and transmission are in very good shape. For right now this car needs only a driver.

Clean 240D sedans can be had all day long for around $5,000, so the asking price of $6,700 is about $1,000 to $1,300 on the high side. However, this is a lot less than you would pay for a later W123 240D, the standard bearer of Mercedes-Benz durability. For someone looking for an efficient commuter vehicle, or for a student in need of a first car, these are safe, comfortable vehicles that can withstand the years. This car has just the right amount of patina to allow the owner comfort in using it as an everyday classic.