Mercedes-Benz W115 250CE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - Giles chap­man

By rep­u­ta­tion, the W114 car­ries a built-like-a-tank stigma that some clas­sic car folk like to chor­tle about. But as an ev­ery­day car around Lon­don, I ab­so­lutely loved my 250CE, and su­perbly well suited to the daily task it was too – es­pe­cially with all the win­dows wound down in fully pil­lar­less mode, and my right arm rest­ing lazily on the door top. This Merc is a hand­some car, and I make no apol­ogy for en­joy­ing see­ing its dark red dopplegänger cruis­ing along­side me… in pass­ing shop win­dows, sun­light glint­ing on its abun­dant chrome. But much as it was happy sail­ing along the Bayswa­ter Road, the au­to­matic gear­box and per­fectly-weighted power steer­ing re­laxed and un­stressed, the sewing-ma­chine din from the straight six would take on a back­ground snarl if pressed. Cool.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.