1970 Mercedes-Benz W114 250CE – Today’s Classic Euro Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1970 Mercedes-Benz W114 250CE 1970 Mercedes-Benz W114 250CE

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The Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 were a range of sedans and coupes built between 1968 and 1976.

The W114 and W115 were the first production models from the Stuttgart firm to be built on a post-war designed chassis, which utilised rear semi-trailing arms and a ball-joint front end. This chassis design was employed by all Benz models until the creation of Merc’s multi-link rear suspension of the ‘80s.

As well as the sedan and coupe body styles, the W114 was also offered in a limousine guise, which was a long-wheel base version of the standard cars underpinnings.

All W114 models were equipped with a range of inline six-cylinder motors with various sizes of displacement that included a 2.3lt, 2.5lt and 2.8lt.

All W115 models were allocated inline four-cylinder motors, and one inline five-cylinder diesel.

Power from the vast array of Germanic donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a four-speed automatic or four-speed manual transmission.

All-in-all the W114/115 was a profoundly successful model for Mercedes, with over 1.9 million examples being built in its eight-and-a-bit year lifespan.

However, although there was a shedload of these cars built, the coupe variants are much, much rarer than their sedan counterparts, with just over 67,000 coupes being assembled in total.

This W114 is a 1970 250CE coupe and, according to the seller, has travelled an original 39,678 miles from new.

The W114 250CE is $19,500 and anyone interested in this excellent cruiser can view the full listing here.

 

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