I looked at this car, and fell in love with it. However, I don't know much
about this model. It had dual zenith carbs, and I think they may need some
work. Floors and rockers are solid. I pull out the carpets and looked at the
firewall as well. Interior is in good condition considering year. Any other
info would be apprecitated.
P.S. I had a 1975 240D years ago, I'm familiar with the body, but not this
model in particular
This old gas engine will have much greater maintenance requirements than
your 240D ever did. Its valves need to be adjusted, its ignition kept up
and then there's those carbs to contend with. You best know what SMOG
test this car will need to pass in your state - and that it can before
you buy it.
Sounds like you know hwre to look for Rust which is probably the
biggest killler of these cars.
The carbs were disasters. They warp and suck in air. I've wathes
guys, experienced with MB and former mechanics try for weeks to get
a warped carb to be right and it just can't seem to be done.
There's Weber conversion kit from JAM Engineering. That's the
only real solution.
These cars are otherwise great. They were the first /8 cars with the
brand new to MB fullly independant suspention; everything before
this was essentially a fintail derivative with a swing axle.
The 250C never got the cult status or priced the 111 280 coupes
did but they're still really really nice cars. Especially with
Keep looking for rust. You know it's there someplace.
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