Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 250S in DB 542 Dark Red / Black int., SUNROOF, Becker, A/C (1966)

Sale price: US $52,000.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1966
VIN : 108.012-10-047115 Mileage: 74451
Model: 200-Series Drive Type: RWD
Make: Mercedes-Benz Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: BLACK MB-Tex (vinyl) For Sale By: Dealer
Options: F passenger seat HEADREST, Sunroof Sub Model: 250S in DB 542 Dark Red / Black int., SUNROOF, Becker, A/C
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Body Type: W108 Sedan
Exterior Color: Stunning DB 542 Dark Red Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Disability Equipped: No Trim: 250S in STUNNING DB 542 Dark Red w. SUNROOF
Power Options: power sunroof Vehicle Title: Clean
Number of Cylinders: 6 Engine: M108 2,5
Transmission: 4-speed MANUAL

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Vehicle description

General: The Mercedes-Benz W108 Series premiered at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965. The initialmodel range consisted of three W108s (250 S, 250 SE, and 300 SEb). Theinline-six engines were carried over from the previous generation withmechanical refinements. The 2.2-litre M180 engine was enlarged to 2.5litres while the fuel-injected 3-litre M189 version was carried over from"300 Adenauer". The 250 S was fitted with 2,496 cc M108 engine with dual two-barreldowndraft carburettors producing 96 kW (131 PS;129 bhp) at 5,400 rpm. It could accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph)in 13 seconds for manual and 14 for automatic. The top speed was 182 km/h(113 mph) for manual and 177 km/h (110 mph) for automatic. The250 SE had the same engine as 250 S except for fuel injection system anddifferent engine designation (M129) . With increased engine output of110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) at 5,500 rpm, 250 SE was one secondfaster to 100 km/h than 250 S and had higher top speed of 193 km/h(120 mph) for both manual and automatic versions. The “bugs” that plague many new cars were snuffed out long agoin the 250. It was 5 years being readied – on the test track, on the Autobahnsand Italy’s Autostradas, in Africa’s heat and Scandinavia’s cold. Within reasonable cost at the time, it embodied every technicaladvance known to the engineers of Mercedes-Benz, allied with the comfort of thenew body design. And none of the W108 Sedans are status symbols. All are full5-passenger automobiles, perhaps the most technically sophisticated passengercars in existence at the time. At the time you could load this one and ahalf-ton machine with friends and baggage – and rip around a road-racing coursequicker than many exotic sports cars. And safer, before all. The 250S abolished the curse of rough-road riding, the solidrear axle. Each wheel on the 250S is separately sprung. Harshness of the roadsurface is damped by the rubber “biscuits” that scotch metal-to-metal jarringbetween suspension and chassis. Its brawny coil springs, wide-stanced shockabsorbers and a front anti-roll torsion bar fend off any hint of wallow, lurchor sway. A pleasant detail: the steering linkage carries its own shockabsorber. Tremors and jolts never reach driver’s hands on the wheel. The skittish braking – is forgotten on the 250S. Larger 14-inchwheels were introduced to fit the 250’s caliper-type, 10-inch disc brakes.Discs are used on each wheel – and are standard equipment. A sensitiveservo-booster, not driver’s leg muscles, supplies braking effort. A brake control automatically balances frontand rear braking forces – no rear wheel lock-up in emergencies. Vibration of the engine is smothered by anelectronically-balanced 7-main-bearing crankshaft. A viscose drive cooling fanautomatically cuts out when not needed, saving power while muffling noise atcruising speeds. The 250S “sips” fuel: 20-25 miles per gallon. The production figures for the first series from 1965 to 1967 showed129,858 of 250 S/250 SE.
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About this car:
1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S (W108)
VIN # 108.012-10-047115
Exterior colour in STUNNING and RARE DB 542 Dark Grey.
Black MB-Tex (vinyl) interior. Rare front passenger seat headrest. New black loop carpet.
4-speed MANUAL column shifter.
Original motor and transmission.
1 owner since new.
74451 original miles since new.
Never in any type of accident.
BECKER Europe TR radio, Hirschmann manually-operated antenna.
Thermo King air-conditioner.
Manually-operated windows.
Power SUNROOF.
Full chrome rear-view mirror.
Original Bosch horns.
Original spare tire, Bilstein jack, tools in pouch, original books/manuals, as well as service records and DATA-Card.
Original factory undercoating on the undercarriage.
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The exterior paint is in excellent condition. The vehicle has been professionally repainted in Spring of 2017. It is absolutely gorgeous!
All the glass is original SEKURIT.
Besides a regular tune-up and oil changes, within the last two years the following was done to the vehicle mechanically:
- new battery - new brakes (pads and brake lines) - new hoses and belts - new fuel pump (05/2019) - new gas tank (05/2019) - new gas tank bottom filter (05/2019) - new coil - new resistor - new distributor cap, rotor, points, spark plugs - carburetors rebuild (05/2019) - new motor mounts - new shocks - new door sill rubbers - new carpets (German Auto Tops)
The exhaust is the original one with no leaks (very quiet).
All 4 195-75/14" white wall tires are like new (less than 200 miles on them).
The vehicle starts, runs and drives the way it should.
All lights, gauges, turn signals, horn and sunroof operate properly. The clock does not.
The A/C blows cold.
This is a 55-years-old, well preserved vehicle that is mechanically excellent and ready to be enjoyed for the next half a century.
Due to the age sold on "as-is" basis. No warranties expressed or implied.
This is a WORLDWIDE SALE. We can help and assist to ship this vehicle to ANYWHERE in the world.
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Bishop Classic Motors 305 E 1st St. Jacksonville, FL 32206
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