1972 Mercedes-Benz 250
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This gorgeous six-cylinder W114 is in beautiful condition throughout and as original as it gets. It is a real time warp.
First registered on March 1st 1972 by Neyland Motors near Swansea, who were Mercedes and Audi dealers. The first owner was a Farmer who doted upon the car, only using it for special occasions, and is said to have taken the wheels off to thoroughly wash the car if ever it got dirty. He also had it Ziebart rust treated when new.
When he died in 1994, the car’s ownership passed to his wife, then a gentleman in the village who sold the car for her. The next owner kept the car 28 years. Again, it was always garaged and used sparingly.
Finished in 903 Blue with a cream MB Tex interior, this 250 has a four-speed manual gearbox and manual steering. It is a desirable pre-facelift with the taller grill, Bakerlite steering wheel and smaller tail lights.
While this car has only seen sparing use throughout its 50 year life, thorough maintenance has been carried out to ensure that it is ready to go. All four tyres have been replaced along with the fuel pump, a full stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted, a new brake master cylinder along with brake hoses and a full service.
All original books are present in the wallet, along with the datacard and a folder of invoices.
In terms of condition this car is quite exceptional. It has never been restored and still wears its original paint, which gleams as it did 50 years ago. The brightwork is unmarked and retains its original lustre.
The underside of the car has not been subject to any repairs and remains completely rot free thanks to a cossetted life and wax treatment when new.
The interior is akin to new. The seats, carpets, dashboard and headliner are all completely original and free from any wear, fade or damage. It is truly exceptional.
Out on the road this 250 delights with ample performance, a slick gearchange and a superb ride. It’s fun to drive and transports you right back to the early 70s.
Truly superb W114/115 saloons are extremely difficult to find today, let alone original, preserved cars. Suffice to say that we have never come across such a superb and original W114 before.