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I am selling my 1971 250C. I have owned the car for about 5 years and it is a joy to own and drive. It is a bit of a pig with gasoline though, about 15 mpg at best. 115,000 miles on it.

The car is red with a parchment interior. The exterior is in very good shape and the paint has a nice gloss. I think it is original. It is fitted with aluminum wheels with the original Mecedes hubcaps, and recent Vrendenstein tires of the OEM size.

The engine runs well and the transmission shifts correctly. I purchased the car from a mechanic in Ventura and he had done a lot of work to the car and had the carburetors rebuilt. I have had no engine / carb problems with the car as long as I have owned it. Same for the transmission.

I suspect that previous owner rebuilt the front suspension - it is excellent and the steering is tight and has good road feel. The brakes are in good order - I replaced the master cylinder when I got the car and I can't remember whether or not any of the other brakes have needed repair - I think the front calipers were replaced but not sure.

Regular maintenance has been performed. Front and rear windshield seals have been replaced. The car is rust-free. Everything is very original about the car except that the Kangol seatbelts in front were replaced with retractor seat belts from a slightly later car. The original Becker Europa pinstripe radio works well.

This car is a pleasure to drive and I'm selling it because I want fewer cars and fewer projects in life. This isn't a "project" car in any way. I also don't have indoor parking for the car and feel it would be better for someone else to enjoy at this point.

Asking $4500 which is negotiable to some extent. Not desparate and it is a very nice car.

Pictures here:
http://photobucket.com/Mercedes250Coupe

thanks
Scott
 

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Wish this was on the East Coast. Great looking car - GLWS.
 

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Wish this was on the East Coast. Great looking car - GLWS.
Southern California is the world's shopping mall for good older cars. First of all, lots of them were sold here, second, the weather is typically kind to them. I just helped a friend from Maryland buy as 1979 450 SEL which he ended up flying out to get and driving back. He's a happy camper. It's like going through a time warp 20 years back in terms of condition of many of the older cars...
 

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Beautiful. Does the A/C work?
 

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Beautiful. Does the A/C work?
No, but.... Previous owner removed compressor and the thing in front of the radiator and they are sitting in a wooden box in my garage. Having said that, the more difficult part of the AC does work. That being the AC fan works and the heater fan works and the temp switch that causes the different fans to work and the different air pathways to work does work. So the stuff inside the dash works and the stuff under the hood isn't under the hood. The thing in front of the radiator (condensor?) - I took it to the radiator shop for evaluation and they said it is just fine. The York compressor is a boat anchor but the bracket is important. If I were putting it back in (which I would do if I were keeping the car) I would install a Sanden rotary compressor. I will still use R12 if I could find a shop. R134 is OK but R12 is better. My wagon was switched to R134 and I would rather it had not been.
 

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really very nice 114!
If not nasty M123 engine, I would probably buy it from you..
Good news! You can buy it.
The 114 coupes came with the M130 2.8 L engine. Don't ask why it says 250 C just trust me, it's correct. As per the datacard, the engine number of this car is 130923-12-009506

Come on over!
Cheers
Scott
 

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PLEASE BUY MY CAR.

I have finished my 1967 250S project and need one of the cars to go. I will entertain all offers on the 1971 250 C - I need it to go so if you have interest in this car please contact me before it gets sold cheap to the exporter...

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SOLD and on its way to Germany!
 

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Nope. Well, I have my 1967 250S sedan with a 1968 2.8 engine and weber carbs. Original paint. Not a show car at all, but a decent car. Fun. I could be talked into selling that for the right price....
 
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