The phrase “they don’t make ‘em like they used to” could not be more applicable than in the case of a Mercedes W114 like we have up for auction today. The automaker carefully detailed the myriad methods they utilized in the production of these elegant coupes to ensure their durability.
For example, the welds joining the top to the body were soldered, ground, and buffed by a single craftsman for some 20 minutes before it moved down the line. This only scratches the surface of what makes these Mercs so impressive.
That surface, penned by Paul Bracq, is truly timeless, or as the automaker aptly described it, “distinguished without being extravagant.” Then there is the famously smooth straight six, which in today’s 1971 example has been rebuilt at a cost of over $21,000.
The owner of this dark green two-door beauty has taken the time to carefully illustrate the condition of the car, so feast your eyes and settle in for all the wonderful details.