FS: 1971 250C W114 Red Coupe S. California
I am selling my 1971 250C. I have owned the car for about 5 years and it is a joy to own and drive. It is a bit of a pig with gasoline though, about 15 mpg at best. 115,000 miles on it.
The car is red with a parchment interior. The exterior is in very good shape and the paint has a nice gloss. I think it is original. It is fitted with aluminum wheels with the original Mecedes hubcaps, and recent Vrendenstein tires of the OEM size.
The engine runs well and the transmission shifts correctly. I purchased the car from a mechanic in Ventura and he had done a lot of work to the car and had the carburetors rebuilt. I have had no engine / carb problems with the car as long as I have owned it. Same for the transmission.
I suspect that previous owner rebuilt the front suspension - it is excellent and the steering is tight and has good road feel. The brakes are in good order - I replaced the master cylinder when I got the car and I can't remember whether or not any of the other brakes have needed repair - I think the front calipers were replaced but not sure.
Regular maintenance has been performed. Front and rear windshield seals have been replaced. The car is rust-free. Everything is very original about the car except that the Kangol seatbelts in front were replaced with retractor seat belts from a slightly later car. The original Becker Europa pinstripe radio works well.
This car is a pleasure to drive and I'm selling it because I want fewer cars and fewer projects in life. This isn't a "project" car in any way. I also don't have indoor parking for the car and feel it would be better for someone else to enjoy at this point.
Asking $4500 which is negotiable to some extent. Not desparate and it is a very nice car.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...