1967 230S Universal
von Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wachsmuth/California
This is Gretel, my wife's 1967 230S Universal.
It is her daily driver.
We bought it from a great guy in New Mexico (Hi Scott!) and drove it home to California.
Some history from Bill: "In the 1950's and 60s, there were three coach builders converting a Mercedes-Benz into a wagon - Binz, Miessen, and IMA. IMA was the only company officially used by D-B. Even though most of the body was not built by D-B, you could order it from the D-B factory. Most specialty cars, though, were built as hearses and ambulances. A conversion added about 35% to the cost of the car's price so wagons were rare then and rarer now. As this is an S class, it would have cost over $6K in 1967 dollars- about twice the cost of a new Mustang! Our car is a 1967 Mercedes 230S Universal - the largest wheelbase in the Universal/Estate line. This wagon's coachbuilder was IMA in Brussels, Belgium."