Posts Tagged ‘250’

Under-Appreciated – 1969 Mercedes 250

August 18, 2014

The nice thing about living in the bargain basement of the collector car world is that, if you’re willing to accept some imperfections in each of your cars, you can probably afford to have a couple of different cars for different occasions and events. And for occasions and events where you don’t need the tail sliding around corners, or plenty of corner-to-corner poke, an older Mercedes is perfect. Which occasions? Well, how about short around-town errands, or longer freeway trips requiring a car that can cruise comfortably and quietly at 75-80mph? If you prefer a Mercedes that isn’t quite ready to do 80mph, check out this 1969 Mercedes 250 for sale for a mere $1130 in Portland, OR.

1969 Mercedes 250 right front



250 Manual, Part 2 – 1969 Mercedes 250

September 19, 2013

If you’re intrigued by the idea of a manual shift Mercedes, but can’t afford a pagoda SL and are intimidated by possible repair costs on the car featured before this one, fear not, there are more alternatives. You can have the same powertrain found in those other cars, in a slightly more modern body. This was the last project Paul Bracq completed for Mercedes before moving to design the French TGV train, and then working for BMW and Peugeot, and it maintains the elegant, simple lines seen in his other work. You can find today’s 1969 Mercedes 250 W114 with bidding at $2900 and less than 1 day to go in Newark, NJ.

1969 Mercedes 250 left front


250 Manual, Part 1 – 1967 Mercedes 250 S

September 19, 2013

One of the cool things about old cars is the history that comes with them. Even if you don’t know it, you can try to imagine the person who bought your car new, and the stories they had from it. What was the occasion they bought it for? Who was the original owner? Where did they live, and where did they go with the car? These are interesting questions to ponder, particularly in the case of non-sports cars, where you have time to think beyond how quickly you can fling it around the next corner. To get you thinking, we have a pair of Mercedes 250 sedans with 4-speed manual transmissions. The first is this W108 Mercedes 250S, for $1995 in Omaha, NE.

1967 Mercedes 250S left front