Bracq Friday: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114

The Mercedes-Benz W114 occupies one of those weird niches in the classic car world – it’s old enough to be gazed upon fondly through the tint of nostalgia, yet not particularly revered among Euro car guys. Perhaps it’s because it’s the successor of the hipster-cool Heckflosse / Fintail sedans, but the predecessor of the granola munchers’ standard-issue W123, and doesn’t stand out as much as either of those generations. Regardless, it’s a classic Paul Bracq design underpinned by relatively modern engineering and a great choice for driving around town.  Find this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 offered here on eBay bidding for $4,606 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go.

From the seller:

If you are looking for the classiest, cleanest, and most stunning vintage Benz, look no further. I am selling my prized 1971 W114 Mercedes-Benz sedan to make room for a new toy, and for that reason only. Do not send me low ball offers, or waste my time with silly requests. That said, I am a reputable seller and most importantly, a car lover who takes care of my collection.

This is a 2.8L straight 6 and it pulls hard and clean and burns no oil. The compression is great and has ALL new fluids, all maintenance items have been cared for professionally, and expeditiously. The tires are Coker Classics, with elegant white walls. They’re brand new. Something broke on the odometer and it goes up slowly now. It reads around 37K, but I have maybe but 1000 miles on it since I have owned it. 

I purchased from a local collector, and Merc expert in 08-2013. This car has ALWAYS been garage kept. This car exudes class and elegance. In my opinion, there’s not one other car on earth that has as much bang for the buck then this ’71 Benz.

Here is HIS video from when I purchased, all is the same except for the tires. My white walls are thicker. Personally, I feel it looks MUCH better with my Coker Classics. I also replxced the black shifter knob with a wood one to match the dash. LINK BELOW:

Interior is 95% condition, headliner is new. I have original mats, as well as the cocomats that are pictured herein. The exterior is 92% any full-scope detail and paint correction can bring this to a 99%. I keep under a cover, in my warehouse. There is a tiny chip in the windshield that has been drilled so that it will not crack. The chip is in the bottom left side of windshield.

A/C works and blows like a new car, all turn signals work. That said…

I am not a mechanic, I will not answer your 99 questions about the mechanical condition of this car. It’s 46 years old and original. That said, I am happy to bring the car anywhere you want, or connect you with a reputable mechanic who knows his stuff and isn’t willing to sacrifice that by giving you bogus info saying my car is perfect, so you can pay him $175 for a PPI. LOL

Happy Bidding and Happy Motoring. A Hagerty collector car valuation report available upon request. Reserve price is set at a price to sell. Good luck.

See a better way to drive something blue?