1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S, With Bonus Benz PollS

After almost a month since we last saw an Alameda Mercedes-Benz in this series, we're due again. Old Mercedes sedans are all over town (and, most likely, all over half the towns in the world), and they're so ageless that I often go right past them when eyeballing for potential DOTS cars. It's just that they've always been around; not in huge numbers, but present in the background.

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S, With Bonus Benz PollS


I found this 250S on the same block as the '75 El Camino and the Double Cab '71 Chevy Pickup.

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S, With Bonus Benz PollS


This big Benz is in very nice original condition, with the interior remaining miraculously nice even after decades of California sun.

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250S, With Bonus Benz PollS


List price on this car when new was $5,747, a couple hundred bucks more than a Cadillac DeVille. Which car was a better bet to last 500,000 miles? And now, because polls are fun, let's have one to see which DOTS Mercedes-Benz is the crowd favorite:

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