10k: Pre-Sprinter: 1967 Mercedes-Benz O309D L406D Dusseldorf T2 Transporter Series 1

Since we were on the subject of motorhomes, I figured I’d post another…wait…what’s that…you didn’t want to chat about motorhomes…oh…sorry. The O309D Mercedes-Benz truck was the precursor to today’s Sprinter van, and uses Mercedes sedan engines to push its plus sized chassis slowly around town.  Find this 1967 Mercedes-Benz O309D L406D Dusseldorf T2 Transporter Series 1 offered for $10,000 in Noblesville, IN.

You are probably thinking, what is this some kind of motorhome website? Truth be told, after posting that pile of rotting parts Cortez earlier today, I felt like some redemption was needed in the form of a ready to roll classic camper.   This one does have some minor needs as described by the seller, but it looks in decent condition all things considered. 

 The original engine was tossed in favor of an OM617 straight-5 cylinder diesel engine that is mated to the original 4 speed manual gearbox.  You will be the slowest vehicle on the road, but you will always be able to reach your destination if you’ve got a simple toolset and enough zip ties/duct tape.

No more campers for a while…okay?