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CE: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=191511861691

Sunroof coupe: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=251847444471

Priced like a holy grail car: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=261785837337

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Yeah, saw all of them and all of them are a very clear no. The sunroof one can be tempting but with engine troubles, needing paint, interior work (And that's likely just the start), it is a significant resto project. the green/ white roof one is on and off the market now for quite some time and the black one with the tasteful wheel upgrades is on LA Craigslist for around 3 - 4 months ... likely for obvious reasons ...

I keep looking ...
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So I see your profile says 1972 250c.

What do you have? Let's see more of your non-holy-grail car.

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Ups, that is misleading .. Don't have a 250C ... yet. I own the following cars:
  • 69 911S Softwindow Targa
  • 53 Lancia Appia Berlina, Series 1 (Oldest in the US, currently being prepped for the California Mille)
  • 61 Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible (20k miles from new)
  • 72 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato

On the Merc, I have just spoken to a friend of mine and he, rightfully so, recommended to also start looking in Germany. As they are more loved there, albeit also a tad more expensive. So I went onto mobile.de and contacted the sellers of the following series 1 and 1.5 cars. Let's see what comes out of it (And yes, I bought a few cars, including my Alfa in Europe so I know how to do that and all included costs rather well by now).
  • Beautiful 250CE in metallic green (With what looks like the 5 speed? Ad says it is a manual)
  • 280CE in unbeatable color combination
  • Another 280CE in ok colors but with, what looks like the 5 speed
  • Another 250CE in great Tunisbeige at a more reasonable price point and with sunroof

It really shows that Germany has better cars. Does not surprise me at all.


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Ups, that is misleading .. Don't have a 250C ... yet. I own the following cars:
  • 69 911S Softwindow Targa
  • 53 Lancia Appia Berlina, Series 1 (Oldest in the US, currently being prepped for the California Mille)
  • 61 Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible (20k miles from new)
  • 72 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato

On the Merc, I have just spoken to a friend of mine and he, rightfully so, recommended to also start looking in Germany. As they are more loved there, albeit also a tad more expensive. So I went onto mobile.de and contacted the sellers of the following series 1 and 1.5 cars. Let's see what comes out of it (And yes, I bought a few cars, including my Alfa in Europe so I know how to do that and all included costs rather well by now).
  • Beautiful 250CE in metallic green (With what looks like the 5 speed? Ad says it is a manual)
  • 280CE in unbeatable color combination
  • Another 280CE in ok colors but with, what looks like the 5 speed
  • Another 250CE in great Tunisbeige at a more reasonable price point and with sunroof

It really shows that Germany has better cars. Does not surprise me at all.


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Those are some really nice coupes, a ton better than what we have here. They have all the stick shifts and injected cars, while North America got neither.

Being injected, I think they are all much more desirable than what we've got here in the states.

I'm not sure, but I think that while the North American solex m110 is the worst engine in a w114 (but could definitely be wrong on this) the Euro m110 injected is the best engine. Again, I could be wrong on this. I do know that getting to the intake manifold of an M110 engine is quite a job. So maybe it's not all that well loved by mechanics. I do love my k-jet m110 4-speed 1981 280slc. It's a blast to drive.

So I tried to look at the data card for options and didn't see a 230 or 232 jump out at me (pagoda codes), but I did see "6/1972" a very late production date for a 250 I think, a 2.5 liter, not 2.8. Then I looked at http://www.automobile-catalog.com and see that the 4-speed manual seems to only have been available up to May.
But of coarse they don't show any 114.022 after that date at all.

I can't wait to hear more about it.

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I think you meant to say that a "b-pillar-less" car is beautiful, as a "pillar-less" car would have to top at all, unless it was an all-glass bubble top! Let's not forget the a and c pillars still exist.
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I think you meant to say that a "b-pillar-less" car is beautiful, as a "pillar-less" car would have to top at all, unless it was an all-glass bubble top! Let's not forget the a and c pillars still exist.

Google pillarless coupe and see what you get. It's clearly an automotive term. For a coupe or sedan. http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/whee...ess-rooflines/

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As a "coupe" the roof has been established, so "pillarless coupe" is correct. A car without the A, B and c pillars is... a roadster.
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As a "coupe" the roof has been established, so "pillarless coupe" is correct. A car without the A, B and c pillars is... a roadster.

Most cars we call roadsters today have a-pillars. But then I guess you'd also call this a roadster too, right?

I want a 250C Holy grail car-imageuploadedbyautoguide1425389987.204279.jpg

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