WHY I LOVE MY MERCEDES W114
Phil is Director and Company Secretary for The Mercedes-Benz Club, heads up the W114 Register, and owns a 1972 250CE. He says: ‘I’d always aspired to owning a Mercedes and saw this one at a local dealer in 1983. It became my daily driver and I realised that I couldn’t bear to part with it. Having covered 189,000 miles now I ensure that it receives regular use and take it to shows.
‘ The usual corrosion meant the sills have been replaced, but the rest of the bodywork is original and unrestored. It’s had some mechanical work over the years, but they’re reliable as long as you keep on top of maintenance.’