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Junkyard Gem: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

From 1968 to 1976, Mercedes-Benz built nearly two million proto-E-Class cars on the W114 / W115 . platform (the E-Class The name would not become an official designation until 1993, but W114 is a direct ancestor of present-day Es). Keep track of its tire tracks The predecessor W110 is equipped with finsW114 goes well together and I still see some of them transparent my trip to the scrap yard46 years later the last built. Today’s Junkyard Gem is a W114 sports coupe in very solid condition, found two years ago in a self-service yard in the Denver area.

At the time this car was built, the “C” in the model name meant it had two doors. The “E” in the model name means it has Einsprizmotoror fuel injection.

W114s has a six-cylinder engine, while W115s has four-cylinder power (To avoid annoying split ends, everyone but the most tedious Mercedes-Benz fanatics uses the term W114 for all of of these vehicles). If this is the original engine, it is a 2.8-liter with 150 hp.

150 horses from just 170 cubic inches was a serious tool in 1972, when the 250 inch six in New Chevrolets produces only 110 horsepower. Ford put a 170-cubic-inch straight six box in Maverick in 1972, and it only makes 82 hp. Other 1972 W114 engines were gasoline and diesel oil straight four in the 220 and 220D (110 and 65 hp, respectively).

A four-speed automatic is standard equipment in the US-market 250C. The 220D diesel engine has a 4-speed manual transmission as base equipment, with an automatic option available.

Many layers of paint on the surface of the body have been burned away due to severe weather for decades. I found old documentation in the car showing that it lived in Arizona during the 1980s, then moved to Colorado in the early 1990s. The climate in both states adversely affected the car’s paint.

That surface rust is not a big deal, and we can see that there is no rust at the usual trouble spots. It won’t be very difficult to make this car look like new again.

Just look at that beautiful interior! Even the driver’s seat is essentially tear-free.

Reportedly, the upholstery is legendary MB-Tex faux leather, which is possibly the toughest fabric ever put on a motor vehicle.

However, this is one of the best preserved early 1970s cars I have ever seen in a vineyard of this type. Original W114 coupes in good shape aren’t worth the moneyHowever, so this person was unable to find a permanent home before coming here. If you’re looking for a good deal for a luxury project car, consider a 250C!

This car even has optional air conditioning.

Mercedes-Benz still hadn’t fully switched to a six-digit odometer in 1973, so we can’t tell the true mileage of this car. It could actually be 93,662 miles long, given how well preserved it is (or it may have traveled 493,662 miles in its lifetime and been meticulously cared for in that time).

I was thinking of buying this handsome VDO / Kienzle mechatronics watch, but I’ve got one in mine store collect. In my experience, most of these meters still work even after half a century on the car.

How much? The list price of the 1972 250C was $8,089, or about $55,290 in 2022 dollars. You can buy a new one Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado coupe for $7,360 ($53,035) that year and Eldo is much bigger, more plus and stronger. In the long run, however, the 250C’s superior build quality pays off.

It looks like the ultimate owners of this car have depended on their luck and done a bit of processing to make a living.

In Colorado, medical marijuana is a lot cheaper than recreational marijuana. I found a so many bags like this in the abandoned cars here.

It looks like an angry neighbor left the note in the car, then called the police when it wasn’t moving fast enough. Then the life of this 250C is everything drag trucks, storage and Auction where the highest bidder is U-Pull – & – Payment. So it goes.

The music in this home market W114 commercial is fun, Man.

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