This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D is finished in Light Pastel Blue with a blue MB Tex interior and blue carpeting. This example has been restored by Brumos Porsche, and has an original 56,906 miles, a 4-speed manual transmission and factory air conditioning. This automobile is arguably the finest 220D available anywhere.
This superb 220D saloon is arguably one of the finest of its type that exists today. Brumos Porsche restored this 220D, for the France family, the ‘first’ family of Nascar racing, founded by Bill France Sr. Recently part of a well-known Northeastern collection, the paintwork is excellent all around as is the chrome. The panel gaps are also excellent and there are no visible signs of corrosion within the body.
The W114/W115 models were the first post-war Mercedes-Benz production cars to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models. The new chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end first displayed in the W114/W115 chassis would be used in all new Mercedes passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980s. The Mercedes-Benz W114/W115 was the mid-sized saloon model for Mercedes, positioned below the S-Class.
This 220D has been fully restored and is in excellent running condition. It has been regularly serviced and has recently been fitted with a new set of Michelin tires as well as a Radio/CD player although the original Becker radio is included. Rarely do Mercedes saloons in such exceptional condition as this come to the market, and especially those with interesting ownership provenance.