Mercedes Benz W114 250C Cabriolet, 1973 by Baehr. There was no factory-built W114 convertible but German coachbuilder Baehr did conversions based on the the 250C/280CE models.

PS: the hood is really ugly so I’ve omitted any pics with it erected so as not to offend your eyes

Variations on a theme: Part 2 Mercedes-Benz W114/115 series, 1970s. There were 3 main factory versions of the “stroke 8″ New Generation, 4-door saloon, 2-door coupé and 4-door long wheelbase limousine. For Argentina there was also a 2-door pick-up but the availability of the W 115 series as a chassis for special bodies meant coachbuilders such as Binz created station wagons, ambulances and other variants

Mercedes-Benz W114 "Stroke Eight" Coupé, 1968 and design studies, 1966. The “New Generation” Mercedes coupé was introduced just over 50 years ago, in November 1968. The black & white pictures show various alternative C-pillar stylings that were rejected

Mercedes-Benz 250C, 1969. The W114 coupé was designed by Frenchman Paul Bracq who left Mercedes soon after he designed the Strich Acht to join BMW where he became Head of Design in 1970. As a large and quite heavy 6-cylinder rear wheel drive motor car it was not well equipped to cope in snowy conditions

Mercedes Benz W114/5 Lang, 1968. The long wheelbase version of the New Generation sedan was available as a 230 (2.3 litre 6 cylinder), 220D (2.2 litre 4 cylinder diesel) and, after the 1973 facelift, as a 240D (2.4 litre 4 cylinder diesel). It sold in quite substantial numbers with nearly 10,000 being made

Mercedes Benz W114 wagon, another New Generation Mercedes that didn’t happen, though the factory built this prototype and English coachbuilders Crayfords did a number of conversions.


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