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If I did not have my Holy Grail (TO ME) 250C that green manual CE I would pay for and get on next flight to pick up. After owning 6 different W114 coupes over last 16 years Including a Cabriolet (Baehr) that I built. I finally fixed what has been bugging me about the best looking, best handling coupe Mercedes built in the 1970's In my opinion. I repowered and threw in a 6 speed just cause I could. But I bought a wrecked basket case.

One of the cars I have access to might be for sale and if you don't get the Green CE ill let you know.

a 1972 250CE Sunroof/ 5 speed manual factory leather car..in RED/RED. Ill try to snap some pics..
DR.EUROCAR, I also would be on a flight to pick up that 5 speed manual green 250 CE if I were not already satisfied. It seems as though it didn't sell or get even one bid . The OP hasn't kept up this thread so who knows if we'll ever find out more about his quest for a holy grail W 114 coupe.

As for the red 250 CE / 5speed you mentioned, I'd love to see pictures of it.
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I just purchased a 1971 250 last Friday. Should clean up nice. The mechanicals are suspect at this point. Should know more next week. It is an automatic, but that is fine with me. At the price I paid I am more than satisfied. Looking forward to driving it soon.
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There is a 250CE on Ebay now, and it's a 5 speed.

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As for the red 250 CE / 5speed you mentioned, I'd love to see pictures of it.
Next time I get home to Seattle, I'll take a few shots. But I'm enjoying Sunny South Florida now..



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I have a buddy who will be offering his green 250c shortly, anyone interested should PM me your email or phone # so I can keep your details and let you know when it's ready. He's going over some of the details now to be sure it's 100% when the new owner receives it. He also had a beautiful blue coupe but that one just found a new home a couple of days ago. (He will also have a W113, W111 coupe and some other great stuff coming up too.) I go over to his place and just spend the day drooling. Here's a little teaser:

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Next time I get home to Seattle, I'll take a few shots. But I'm enjoying Sunny South Florida now..
Promise ? I'll remind you again in due time.

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I have a 72 280CE with a 4 speed and a drive train from a 73 that was way too rusty. My holy grail w114 is a 280E with a 5 speed manual. Maybe someday I'll build one.

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I have a 72 280CE with a 4 speed and a drive train from a 73 that was way too rusty. My holy grail w114 is a 280E with a 5 speed manual. Maybe someday I'll build one.

I've got nearly the whole drive train from 5-speed m110 1973 280sl including the pedals and shifter. I've got the head, both manifolds, driveshaft, differential.

I think I may have had a serious revelation after driving my recently purchased 100k mile 1979 280sl automatic, and comparing to my 1981 280slc 4-speed manual. The automatic is weak, a real let down. I'm not sure if there is something wrong with it. Or is it simply, "wow. The rev-happy euro m110 really needs to be connected to a manual trans." My 1979 280sl is too rusty to be worthy of a conversion. My 280slc got hit in the side, and will hopefully soon be torn down, and I will determine if there's any chance I will ever upgrade that car to the 5-speed getrag I have.

Having realized that I'm pretty certainly never going to convert any w114 coupes to convertibles, I'm now looking to unload all three of my w114 cars, including the single-owner 1972 tuxedo (black body, white top) white leather interior and steering wheel sunroof m130 automatic coupe. It runs with fuel poured in the carbs, but needs a plethora of hoses replaced. Oil shoots out of the line that goes to the oil pressure gauge because some rodents got to the car. Then some deviant threw a rock at the windshield the first week I owned it. I've got a whole extra 1970 250c (for a windshield if needed), but there are other parts coupes around too. I believe I know of another I think I could get for $500 here in the Philadelphia area. But I'm deciding that, as much as I like w114, I need to focus my hobby. W107 are plenty for me.

I may have a lot of parts to potentially make someone's holy grail. The 1979 280sl is also available if a euro m110 is needed for the drive train.





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Euro 4 spd for parts + getrag 5 spd

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I have a 1970 Euro 250C 4 spd for parts and a supply of Getrag 265 5 spd overdrive transmissions, these are the type with the removable bellhousing

Located in NC but travel....

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