BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2014
Vehicle: 1972 250c (W114)
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Even my wife (who used to grumble about my car) is saying 'Are you sure you really want to let it go?' Fonzi, you re so right. These are cool old cars and the coupes are special in their own way. Everywhere I go, people take notice of my car. It's fun and different in a sea of Accords and Camrys. I'm really starting to lean in the direction of keeping her and attacking the few details that make daily driving less than optimal here in Florida. Now if anyone had clear, detailed instructions on how to transplant an M104 engine into a W`114, I'd be all about that!
These coupes have good looks, a rugged design and plenty of swagger with a few simple modifications. The only trouble is the engines just aren't powerful or efficient. If it was one or the other, I could appreciate it but instead, it is neither.
I hardly ever see a /8 W114 or W115 on the road. That makes me think they are an undiscovered gem that will soon get some love from the collector market. Mercedes Motoring certainly got lots of attention for their light green coupe. I've changed my position from being willing to negotiate within reason to 'The price is the price; take it or leave it'. Thanks, Fonzi and Darren, you guys have gotten me reconsidering.