1970 Mercedes-Benz 250 for sale 100981497
1970 Mercedes-Benz 250
$9,500
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 250

$9,500

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Arlington, VA 22207

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Classic Car Overview

1970 Mercedes Benz 250 4-door sedan in excellent condition. Vehicle is in Arlington, VA. This is the W114 chassis with a 2.5 liter 6-cylinder gas engine and 4-speed automatic. Exterior is blue; interior is blue MB-Tex. Odometer indicates 38,xxx miles, though it only has 5 digits and I cannot verify its true mileage.

Cosmetics:

- Exterior condition is excellent. All the chrome parts are present, clean, and straight. I believe the car was repainted by a previous owner, and the paint quality is very good, very minor overspray visible in the engine compartment. All glass is there, with no scratches or cracks.

- This car has the smaller and prettier European bumpers. The larger and heavier US bumpers appeared with the 1974 model-year cars.

- Interior condition is similarly excellent. The dashboard has no cracks or warps. All the wood is solid and well-varnished. Upholstery is in unbelievably good condition for a 47-year old car. Floor plans are very solid. Headliner is clean, except for a small stain, and tight. All windows roll up and down smoothly. All seat controls work.

- Original toolkit and owners manuals are included. I even have the original warranty card for the AC which indicates it was installed in 1970 in the NYC suburbs.

Mechanically:

- Engine runs very well. A previous owner replaced the original Zenith carbs with Webers using a JAM Engineering kit. I have the installation manual, and Im guessing this was done in the 80s.

- In the 2 years I have owned the car, it has been maintained by Don Pool Mercedes in Falls Church, VA. I have those service records, though I do not have records from previous owners.

- AC works, which is rare in these old cars. It still has the original York AC compressor. The heat, of course, is very effective. All AC and heating controls operate smoothly.

- I have replaced the headlights with modern Cibie halogen units; these are bright and have an excellent beam pattern.

- Tires, including the spare, are 2-year old General Altimax RT radials with plenty of tread left on them.

Needs:

- Clock runs only intermittently.

- The manually-operated antenna doesnt push down all the way.

- The foot-operated windshield washer pump leaks if you press too hard the supply tube pops off - and washer fluid will get into the drivers footwell.

- The rubber seal around the rear glass has visible cracks.

The car will come with a few spares: one of the Zenith carbs, parts of a Euro headlight, a heater control assembly with a bad blower switch.

This is an excellent example of the classic W114/W115 Mercedes. With a lot more power than the diesels, it can easily keep up with modern traffic. Though it was a basic Mercedes, its build quality is amazing especially compared to todays cars.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    100981497
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
    Sedan
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Mileage
    38,800 miles
  • Engine
    6 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Blue
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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