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1970 Mercedes-Benz (W115) 220 Saloon
This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220 Sedan (W115) is a tidily-presented Mercedes classic with low kilometres and well-documented history. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.2-litre four-cylinder M115 engine which outputs 116 horsepower. This engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer shows 65,417 miles.
Succeeding the W110, the Mercedes-Benz W114/W115 is a range of medium-sized sedans and coupes positioned below the luxurious flagship S-Class. The W114/W115 is significant for being the first all-new Mercedes-Benz since the second World War, with notable improvements issued to suspension componentry. This saw the introduction of rear semi-trailing arms and a ball-joint front end – a design that would exist until multi-link systems were incorporated in the 1980s. W114 models signify a six-cylinder powertrain and were offered in either sedan or coupe, while the W115 denotes a four-cylinder car. This car is a 220 sedan which means its frugal 2.2-litre engine is a four-cylinder. The Mercedes-Benz W115 is known to be an extremely reliable car, especially in four-cylinder guise. A Greek taxi driver clocked up 4.6 million kilometres on his W115 before donating it to the Mercedes-Benz museum – this is recognised as the highest-mileage Mercedes-Benz in existence.
This example features a lovely white-painted exterior and is upholstered with tan vinyl inside. The exterior features lashings of chrome trim and it also sports a set of period Hella spot lights. There are no notable aftermarket modifications identified on this car and it is understood to wear its original colour scheme. The wheels are 14-inch body-coloured originals wrapped in Dominate whitewall tyres.
Built in Stuttgart, Germany and delivered new through Mercedes-Benz Cologne, this 220 was imported to Australia a few short years after the initial purchase date. It is now understood to be a five-owner car, having been purchased by the current owner two years ago. It was selected for its time-warp condition (it had sat undercover in Goulburn, NSW) and low mileage. Its service history has been completed by a series of official MB dealerships and independents. It was last serviced in December 2022 with new fluids, new tyres, and a new battery. There are no overt mechanical faults, apart from the auto choke needs to come to operating temperature for full effect.
The exterior condition of this W115 is very clean for its age. The white paintwork displays in excellent order throughout with nary a mark to be seen, while the chrome detailing is polished to a high shine. The steel rims have no curb rash, slight curb rash exists on a couple of the hub caps, though the body-coloured centre and chrome outers are in good condition. The tyres are near new according to the owner.
Inside the cabin this car shows in immaculate order. The vinyl upholstery is untouched by any tears or transfer marks, while the seats themselves show a good original shape. The carpeting is showing wear and tear on the driver’s side footwell and in the rear right footwell. The seller notes a nick down low in the front door card, and the passenger-side door card cap has an indentation. All other aspects including the centre console and dash array show in great order.
All accompanying documentation and a set of original tools will be supplied with this car.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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