1973 Mercedes-Benz 220

Two weeks ago I took a look the W114/115 coupe and explained that while not the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz at the time, they still had their place at the time as being a fashionable vehicle with above average quality. The same can be said about the sedan compared to the W108/109, but it seems these even take a further back seat given the next generation that went on to become on of the greatest cars of all time, the W123. Still, these little sedans have their place and can be had for not much money at all, just like today’s example, a 1972 220 up for sale in New York. It isn’t a prime example by any means, but still has a good look on a very tight budget.

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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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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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1975 Mercedes-Benz 280C

There is a certain timeless quality to the design of a vintage Mercedes that few marques are capable of replicating. Many of those models offered some of the highest levels of luxury and refinement on the market during their time and through their technological innovations they performed like much more modern vehicles on the road. The W114 sometimes gets lost in the MB catalog, but as the first post-war Mercedes built on an all-new chassis they remain important cars from their period. Between the W114 and, its counter-part, the W115 these cars offered a wide variety of engine choices, whether petrol or diesel, in either a sedan or coupe body. The 1975 Mercedes Benz 280C we see here, located in North Carolina, came with a 2.8 liter inline-six mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and is reputed to be one of the most original condition examples of its kind available in the US.

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C

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There’s always talk about classic cars suddenly getting out of reach for us mere mortals, but dig down a bit into a manufacturer’s portfolio and there are still a few cars out there to be had on a shoestring budget without requiring massive amounts of expensive restoration work or mechanical fixes. Case in point the Mercedes-Benz W114 Coupe. There’s been a lot of discussion on the Benz forums as to why these particular Mercedes are cheap, especially since they were the first all-new chassis to appear post World War II. Perhaps the appearance was a bit staid and levels of luxury were down a bit in comparison to the contemporary S class. Maybe it was the carbonation problems that some owners of petrol engined examples experienced. Finding a good classic Mercedes that is in good running shape is not easy when your budget is under $10,000 these days, especially when it comes to a coupe. This 280C for sale in Georgia, though, fits the profile.

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 250CE 5-Speed Manual – REVISIT

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The Moss Green Metallic Euro-spec Mercedes-Benz 250CE 5-speed we wrote up about a month ago is back up for sale, still with a reserve auction. While not the most popular Mercedes-Benz model, this car offers a lot of value in classic Mercedes motoring and we think it looks fantastic:

The below post originally appeared on our site April 8, 2014:

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The 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL that Carter featured last week highlighted a very rare option for the manufacturer at the time, the ZF 5-speed manual gearbox. But the roadster wouldn’t be the only model to employ this advanced transmission. The rather staid looking W114 Coupe would feature the 5-speed in the six cylinder models, complimenting what was, at the time, the newest chassis in the lineup. This 250CE for sale in Michigan was imported into the US in the 1990s and featured at one time in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s magazine, The Star.

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 250CE 5-speed Manual

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The 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL that Carter featured last week highlighted a very rare option for the manufacturer at the time, the ZF 5-speed manual gearbox. But the roadster wouldn’t be the only model to employ this advanced transmission. The rather staid looking W114 Coupe would feature the 5-speed in the six cylinder models, complimenting what was, at the time, the newest chassis in the lineup. This 250CE for sale in Michigan was imported into the US in the 1990s and featured at one time in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s magazine, The Star.

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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

Hagerty Price Guide @
http://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vc=1378169

Northshore Consignors
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

-Paul

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.

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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!

TRADES:

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.

-Paul