I thought to finally kick my search for a 250C into higher gear, I do what always has been to most successful and satisfying part of the car search: Join a bunch of like-minded folks with the same passion.
So, here it goes. I am looking for a W114 Mercedes 250C and yes, I am looking for a grail car, which to me has the following attributes:
- A nice, unmodified car - maintained to original specs or restored to original specs. SCM condition ~ 2-
- A cool color combination - Prefer two-tone or crazy metallics or blue cars and non-black interiors. Not looking for a white/ black/ brown/ red/ yellow car
- 4 speed
Quick intro about me: Long-term and terminally obsessed with classic cars, I own - and have owned - a bunch of them. While usually very partial to Porsches and Italian coach built, now for a long, long time the 2-door Mercedes coupe is simply fascinating me for all the right reasons (My dad drove the W114 4 -doors, growing up in Germany, a passion for unusual designs - that pillar-less roof line
Currently in the stable are my 1969 911S soft-window Targa (Owned for 12 years), a '72 Alfa Junior Zagato (Owned for 8 years) and a '62 Lancia Appia Vignale convertible (The newest addition, now owned for 4 years). So, when I get into a car, I usually really get into it. I am also usually active in the associated clubs and, if you are a regular Irvine Cars and Coffee participant, changes are that we know each other.
I am in SoCal/ LA and I appreciate any leads to the right car. I understand that the wish list is ambitious and there are certainly trade offs I am willing to make (e.g. no 4 speed for fun colors, condition, sunroof, etc.).
With that, hi everybody!