Lot 112 - 1969 Mercedes-Benz W114 250 Saloon
|Odometer reading||27,079 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,528|
The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production car to use a newly engineered suspension, not derived from preceding models. The new format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end first displayed in the W114/W115 would be used in all new Mercedes passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980s. These models were the mid-sized saloon model for Mercedes, positioned below the S-Class. The car was designed by French auto designer Paul Bracq who was chief designer at Mercedes-Benz for models from 1957 to 1967, a period that included models such as the Grosser Mercedes-Benz 600.
This solid, US import, is a timeless classic and is presented in blue with blue interior and had its suspension lowered to give it that slightly ‘edgy’ look! The car comes with some spares including different headlights and is MoT exempt. In 2004 a Greek taxi driver called Gregorios Sachinidis donated his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D ( diesel version of this model) to the Mercedes-Benz Museum Collection with 4.6 million kilometres (2.9 million miles) on the odometer, which is recognised as the Mercedes-Benz with the highest recorded mileage known to date. The car presented here today are used throughout Europe as everyday ‘work horses’ and this is no exception. Very practical with its considerable sized boot and plenty of room for passengers.
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