BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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I was watching a W114 230 on ebay australia this week. It ran, but the brakes were stuffed. Only a little bit of rust. It sold for $86.
I think in Australia that most people grew up with Holdens and Fords, not benzes. So now when people get nostalgic as they age, they have a soft spot for the old carrs of their youth. So they buy them for themselves or their kids. The benzes just ignored.
A mate who has had lots of all sorts of benzes, when asked how he ranked the various models, came up with the W116 450SEL 6.9 in #1 spot, followed by the W114 280E (M110 motor). As he took for a bash around his paddock in one, he explained how it had good suspension deisng, plenty of power in the motor, integrated A/C so it was a bit tidier, and was cheap.
He has sold a whole lot of them to the middle east - they still love them over there.
Drew in Oz (I like cars with no vacuum bundles - so it is W111's for me!)