Posts Tagged ‘220’

Go to Heckflosse – 1963 Mercedes 220 Sb

June 2, 2016

If you’re looking for a classic that could make a solid daily driver, with good durability and reliability, but the usual Volvo/Toyota/American classics are not your thing, you could do worse than looking at the postwar Mercedes lineup. These were the years during which Mercedes built up their reputation for elegant, conservative, and cost-no-object engineered cars that would, with thoughtful maintenance, go far further into the six-figure mileage numbers than any of their contemporaries. That said, many of those cars involve a performance sacrifice, being equipped with not-so-powerful four cylinder diesel or gasoline engines, sometimes paired with automatic transmissions, so it’s nice to see an affordable old fintail with a six. Check out this 1963 Mercedes 220 for sale for $3250 in Portland, OR.

1963 Mercedes 220 right rear

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Budget Benzes – 1969 Mercedes 220D and 1965 Mercedes 190

November 16, 2013

When you drive a car with a fancy grill and a hood ornament, people assume you’re made of money, even if the car is 30-40 years old. However, there are plenty of older Mercedes out there that can be had for a song, and that’s not just that clapped out mid-1990s S-class with the chrome dubs on it. In spite of the image they’ve tried to cultivate with their modern cars, the older Mercedes do range from plebeian (4-cylinder sedans) to patrician (600, 280SE 4.5 cabrio). Which end of the spectrum do you think we’ll land on? You can find your answer, this 1969 Mercedes 220D for sale for a mere $2100 in Federal Way, WA, just north of Seattle.

1969 Mercedes 220D left front

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