Body – All body panels are original to the car with even panel gaps throughout. The car has never been involved in an accident and is free of any rust, corrosion, dents, or major imperfections. The floor panels are original and in outstanding condition with original Mercedes-Benz undercoating.
Paint – The car left the factory in Dark Browne and was professionally repainted once during its ownership of Mr. O’Callahan. The paint remains in exceptional condition with excellent shine that complements the stately shape beautifully, offering more warmth and depth than outright black.
Trim and Glass – All of the brightwork, including the front and rear slab bumpers, are original with a highly polished finish, free of any marring or pitting.
Wheels – The factory 14-inch steel wheels wear their appropriate chrome beauty rings and body-color-matched center caps with the correct thin-line whitewall tires.
Convertible Top – The top fits like factory and is free of stains, tears, or sun damage.
Steering Wheel – The large two-spoke helm is a stunning example of vintage steering wheel jewelry, with a leather center pad and elegant chrome horn ring. The wheel’s components and material show minimal wear.
Dashboard & Instrumentation – The malty, stained upper dash wood trim, instrument panel, insert, and center console stow are in good shape with an even shine and no cracking. All VDO instruments are original to the car and fully functional.
Seats, Trim, & Carpet – The all-original brown leather cabin is inviting with light wear shown on the front seats. The door panels, dash leather, and wool carpeting are also original and in exceptional condition given their age. The switchgear, Becker Grand Prix AM/FM radio, and accessories all work properly.
Engine – The original 2.5-liter M129 straight-six engine has never been opened and runs like a Swiss watch.
Original Motor: Yes.
Engine #: 129986
The Drive: The engine starts from cold effortlessly, purrs quietly and smoothly, and climbs through the rev range with good, even torque delivery.
Transmission – The original four-speed automatic is still in place and is unrestored.
Original Transmission: Yes.
The Drive: The factory-optioned four-speed automatic is controlled via a delicate floor-mounted stick. The car engages gears with ease and shifts surprisingly smoothly. There are no odd noises or shifting issues to note.
Handling – The car rides on its original double wishbone suspension consisting of coil springs and shocks with a torsion bar stabilizer front setup.
The Drive: The suspension is very supple, even when loaded with three passengers and a driver. The car stops quickly given its near 3,200 lb curb weight thanks to dual hydraulic circuit servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes.
Aside from one respray and a replaced canvas roof, this car remains completely original. The interior is remarkably clean given its age—a testament to the great care this example has received since new.
Included in the sale is the, owner’s manual, and maintenance records.