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Looking to go see this today. 1972 250C.

Hi everyone in the Vintage forum!

I venture from the w124 forums where i usually lurk because I just saw this decent looking 1972 w114(or is it a w115?) coupe for sale. Car is about 300kms away but it should be worth it no?

1972 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe - Ontario Collector Cars For Sale - Kijiji Ontario Canada.

Here is the link.

What should I look for?

Thanks a lot

Would look really nice next to my 300CE
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Rust is the number 1 concern. The W114's are very susceptible to rusting away. I see evidence of under surface rust on the door sills, front right fender and the trunk floor looks pretty "iffy". Check the floor boards under the carpet. Pay special attention to the firewall/floor pan joining seam and the rear passenger area. Since these are uni-body cars the floor pans are a structural component and need to be in solid shape.

All rust can be dealt with. It's just a matter of how much time. money and effort you want to put into it.

If I had to guess, judging by the condition of the engine bay and trunk area, I'd say the odometer is either; broken, rolled over at least once or has been changed.

As always with any old car, service records are the key.

I'm not a fan of the M130 engines due to their history of overheating problems and those dual Zenith carbs.

Nothing wrong with the design of the M130, it's almost always the failure of the operator not taking care of the coolant level and type.
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