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ORR 717 has been owned by one family from new and has covered 81,800 miles. The Mercedes Benz 250S Saloon was purchased new on the 5th December 1967 and the car has been registered to the same Conisborough, South Yorkshire address from new. B & K Thomas Ltd of Nottingham supplied the Mercedes Benz and it left the factory in Ivory with M.B Tex Brown 2400 upholstery. The Mercedes Benz 250S was ordered new with automatic transmission and power steering and was first registered on the 2nd January 1968.
This largely original car covered over 81000 miles in its first ten years and then spent over 30 years dry stored and off the road. In 2013 the Mercedes was recovered from Conisborough and found in totally original condition. The body on the Mercedes was found to be completely original and untouched with superb straight panels but faded paintwork. Chrome work whilst slightly dull was in good condition and all glass very good. ORR 717 was put through a programme of recommissioning and was first of all treated to fresh oil and filter, new spark plugs and a new battery. Fuel lines were cleaned out and the tank removed and sent for specialist cleaning. The sender unit was replaced with a genuine Mercedes Benz part from Classic Mercedes, Germany and the vehicle was started for this first time in many, many years. The brakes were then re-commissioned and the shock absorbers replaced. The original body required very little work with some rust cut out and replaced with new metal. The exterior was then repainted in its original colour of Ivory. In total, over £5500 was spent putting this remarkably original low mileage car back on the road and it now presents beautifully with still a high level of originality present. The interior is totally untouched with superb original M.B Tex seats, superb dashboard, door cards, headlining and remarkably, original in tact carpets.
On the road this 250S performs exceptionally well with a strong, powerful engine that delivers smooth power and acceleration. The oil pressure is perfect and the Mercedes handles superbly with super light steering, sharp brakes that pull up straight and a firm suspension. The automatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly and we can confirm the car drives like a top class, low mileage original car should. It is a true delight on the road and is comfortable, spacious and a very relaxed ride. ORR 717 comes with its original bill of sale, handbook, original logbooks and various paperwork and photographs.