1969 Mercedes-Benz 250CE CoupeRare 5-Speed Manual, Elec Sunroof, Fuel Injected, 64k Miles
SOLD!! Off to Michigan!! This is a rare opportunity to acquire an incredibly well spec’d example of the Mercedes 250CE coupe with the electric sunroof and 5-Speed manual transmission. This fine example became part of the Philip Lutfy, MD Mercedes collection in 2014, and doesn’t disappoint. His cars are known to be the very best and this is a stunning example. This car was ordered new with 14 different options!!
This is an original Euro delivery car that has been extensively documented in the Mercedes publication “Star”. It is in nearly perfect condition for its age and low mileage of about 64,000 (105k km). We love the rare 5-speed ZF manual transmission (Option Code 230) that makes it perform well with lots of power as well as being geared for highway use with a 1:4.08 rear drive ratio (Code 232). The five speed cars were not imported into the US, therefor this is incredibly rare. And the performance is further enhanced by it’s Electronic Fuel injection (EFI), a significant improvement from the prior mechanical system.
The livery is moss green metallic (Paint Code 934) and at one point in its history it received a very high quality repaint in the original colors. The ivory or Parchment MB tex interior (Code 144) is stunning. And with the electric sunroof open and the electric door windows and rear windows down this looks and feels like a convertible, but sportier looking!
The optional ivory steering wheel (Code 551) is nearly as new, with no cracks or issues. The Becker Grand Prix radio enhances the driving experience. The undercarriage is all original and unrestored, showing no rust as it received the factory undercoating when new. Did you see the very cool comprehensive first aid kit placed in the shelf under the passenger footwell? This is another rare accessory.
Although this motorcar has been in Dr. Lutfy’s collection for many years, it was previously owned for over 30 years by Car & Drive and Motor Trend writer Kyle Given. It was imported into the US from Germany when it was just a few years old. And has traveled about 6k miles in the past 35 years, being pampered as a show car by the previous owners. Mr. Given showed the 250 at Meadowbrook Hall a couple times, as well as other concours events.
Mechanically, this is excellent. It starts well with its original fuel injection, power steering and the four wheel disc brakes perform as it should. All maintenance has been performed to the standards of the collection and it is ready for its next tour, or perhaps as a daily driving classic. The file history from 1990 until 2010 shows an impressive investment to maintain this to the highest standards. All records, articles, manuals, tools, etc come with the car. The spare tire is the original from new, and looks nearly new!
The seller has an appraisal dated July 2015 from Rick McLash of American Automotive Appraisals for stating a valuation range of $45,000 to $50,000. This appraisal will be included with the documents for the motorcar.
This is likely about as close as you can get to a new 250CE from 1969! If you are looking for the best, contact Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. But don’t wait, we only have one and this won’t last. The 250 is in Phoenix, AZ and is available for inspection.