Classic Mercedes-Benz limousines tend to evoke images of mid-century royalty or heads of state, often waving to adoring crowds. But for every 600 Pullman that rolled out of the Mercedes factory in the 1960s and 1970, there were dozens upon dozens of slightly less glamorous limousines, the kind upscale hotels purchased to ferry guests to the airport or on shopping trips to the European cities’ boutique districts. And the kind that didn’t have V8 engines. W114 limousines performed these tasks. They were forerunners of the E-Class as it is called today, and the models that preceded the better-known W123 family>>>P.
But in a few weeks Historics Auctions in the U.K. is offering one now-rare 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine with fewer than 63,000 miles on the clock.
The U.S. certainly received the sedan