Mattress Toupée: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C W114

This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes; This Merc is so classy it parks on an oriental rug…or wait, if I read between the lines on this ad, it really sounds like 2 dudes had to bail on this project. Also, why does this thing have a mattress toupée? Find this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C offered for $4499 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

1972 mercedes benz 250C
condition: good
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 91832
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

Solid car No significant rust.
Car has spent most its life in Arizona after being shipped there from Germany by owner in 73.
Car was being rebuilt by original owner and became to much for him.
Body is primed. nice interior. Trunk and Undercarriage sprayed with undercoating.
Floor solid no rust. Undercarriage and body solid.
Automatic Transmission. Sunroof.
Had running and drove.
Was told engine was a rebuilt. Numbers do not match
Carburetor linkage messed up. Will need carb work or new Weber carbs that cost about $800.
Been garaged here.

See a better way to drive a classic Merc coupe?