Restored And Ready: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S

Some people will look at a project car and be virtually salivating at the prospect of breaking out the grinder, the welder, spanners, hammers, and all manner of workshop equipment. Others choose, for various reasons, to go down the path of purchasing a classic where the majority of the work has already been completed, and they do this for many valid reasons. If you fall into the latter category, then this 1967 Mercedes 230S might be a car worth considering. A lot of work has been completed on the car over the past 4-years, and the owner has now decided to part with it. The Mercedes is located in Valencia, California, and listed for sale here on Craigslist.

The owner doesn’t provide a full side shot of the Mercedes in the gallery of photos, but what he does provide shows a very shiny, very clean car. This is hardly surprising, as the car underwent a repaint at some point in the last four years, and all of the external trim was also re-chromed. The paint looks deep enough to swim in, and the overall presentation of the car is first-rate.

By all appearances, the new owner of the Mercedes isn’t going to have a lot of work to do, because the interior of the car presents just as well as the exterior. While almost completely original, the only deviation from standard has been the fitting of a Beck radio with auxiliary input. The rest of the interior is spotless, and the car is a true 6-seater, with nice cold air conditioning to keep you cool.

Under the hood are a 2,306cc straight-six engine, and an automatic transmission. Restoration on the Mercedes hasn’t been solely confined to the body, with mechanical components coming in for their fair share of attention. The brakes have been rebuilt, a new steering pump fitted, new tires have also been fitted, along with all new belts, a new steering coupling, and the car has been regularly serviced. While the presentation of the engine bay is not spectacularly shiny, it is clean and in the sort of condition that you would hope to find in a well-maintained and cared for 52-year-old car.

There’s no doubt that this Mercedes is a car that you can buy and enjoy immediately. It looks to be in very nice condition, and it also appears that it has been the recipient of plenty of TLC in the last 4-years. The owner has set a price of $15,500 for the car. That price is right at the top end of the sort of pricing that you would expect to pay for a ’67 model 230S, but the condition seems to justify that.

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Comments

  1. ken tilly

    All South African MB’s came from the factory with a Becker radio fitted.

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  2. ccrvtt

    Back around 1972 a friend bought a 1960 like this, only a little worse for wear. He said it had a ’61 motor in it. We were on our way out that evening and when he started the motor there was NO vibration whatsoever. I asked him, “Did you start the car?”

    “Yeah. It’s always like this.”

    47 years on and it’s still the smoothest car I can remember.

    Nice find. Worth every last penny.

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  3. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    Over the years have had quite a few. NEVER seen one with a bench seat in the front, guess it’s possible though.

    Kuhlmeister AC unit is nice.

  4. Kenneth Nace

    At that time all benzs had Becker radios actually up until the late 90’s so this is no surprise

    • DKW

      I am not a MB expert, but I knew several people that had them when I was growing up and I remember the ones in the 70s and 80s as having Blaupunkt radios. One of my best friends got his father’s early 1970s MBs (old sedan, can’t remember the number, but it was a four door… but it had a four speed and not an automatic – story was his father had taken delivery of it over in Germany and shipped it home) and it definitely had a Blaupunkt.

  5. Tom Justice

    Face it, virtually all restorations are a work of love as there are very, very, few cars you can get your money/time back out at the time of sale. Watch the car auctions and see how much it costs to restore the car and what it sells for. This is the kind of car MOST of us should buy and it is really nice.

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