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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-18-2007, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Why is there no W114 forum?

Love Benzworld...I come here regularly for tech advice, info, or a good laugh. I just purchased my second '72 250C, and now have a '93 300CE W124, '82 W123 and a '72 W114...am I the only one wondering why there's no W114-specific page? Here's a vote for the establishment of a W114-specific forum...who's with me?

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Probably just supply and demand. Your classic is the first Benz I ever drove.

Working in the pro shop at the local country club and one of the geezers is loaded after playing poker. He goes over the cement parking block and gets the rear spring hung up on it, spinning his tire furiously. We got his attention and suggested that one of us drive him home. It was me. The guy gave me $50 and told me to tell the guys it was $10. Sweet. And I was hooked. Enjoy it! And look out for those parking blocks.

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IMHO the last old school MBs were the 124s. I get that a lot from mechanics, so no egos here. I drove a 2004 E-class for a while and really felt like it was a step backward in craftsmanship and that elusive quality-feel.

These 114s are still greatly undervalued, and you can pick one up for pocket change if you look. I recently purchased a '72 250C, a rust-free example with one quality repaint , that had spent most of its life in Nevada, so dry as a bone, rust-free. Chrome and stainless are immaculate. The car has obviously been pampered all it's life, and has managed to accrue only 65K verified miles in the last 35 years. Climbing into the interior is like entering a time machine. Truly looks like a three-year old car, with the added benefit of that old European car smell.

Maybe the lack of support for a W114 forum is simply a lack of knowledge of the goodness of these cars. (They were entry-level Benzes, after all.) I'm doing my part by driving her every nice day we get (which means most days) and answering the gas pump questions. The waves and thumbs-ups are just a bonus.

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There´s quite a few of us with a W114 or W115....
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Mercedes Benz W114 & W115 stroke 8 International Forum :: Index Mostly English
/8-Forum German

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Check out the W114, W115 /8 enthusiast forum http://www.stroke8.org

My 280SL restoration
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I just created a site dedicated to the /8 models. It will have a forum and other contents. Restorations, how to and technical literature.

check it out here: Untitled Page

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I got one a 1970 250C 6 cylinder. The engine is bad so I bought a 1995 C220 and pulled the low milage engine from it and am going to put it in the 250C and hopefully have a reliable car to play with...
The car reminds me of my first Benz, back when I had no money, I'm not sure what it was but it was a 1970 2 door with a 4 cylinder diesel that was terribly slow. It was so slow that you had to really plan when pulling out into traffic...

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