1970 Mercedes-Benz 250
Arlington, VA 22207
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Classic Car ID100981497
Transmission4 Speed Automatic
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