Find this 1980 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab With Mercedes-Benz Power here on eBay bidding for $1,576 reserve-not-met with buy-it-now of $2,999.
From eBay listing:
I think this should be listed as a mercedes but ebay requires vin for
anything 1981 or newer so I listed it as a 1980 to list it in Mercedes.
1984 Mercedes motor and transmission in 1996 Dodge Pickup
truck was purchased 15 years ago and taken to a Mercedes Service Center
in Charleston, SC and had a 617 Mercedes Turbo Diesel Engine and
Transmission swapped in to a Dodge Dakota Pickup. Less then 100,000
miles on Dodge when the swap was done with a low mileage donor Mercedes
Drive train. The owner was a elderly man that wanted the reliability of
the Mercedes Turbo Diesel and the easily accessible service parts of a
American pickup. He ran the truck after that for 13 years or so. When
he passed, his family used it occasionally but sold it back to the
Mercedes Service Center. They then sold it to a local fellow to run
around town who owned it for a year or so before getting a new car for
work. He then sold it back to the shop again. And finally the current
owner works at the service center and wrecked his car so while it was
being repaired he drove it. I would not hesitate to jump in the truck
and drive it across the country. This motors can easily do 500k miles.
A TON OF SERVICE WORK HAS JUST BEEN DONE. SEE LIST BELOW.
Transmission rebuilt 2 years ago. No problems
Last 2 months preventitive maintenance
Rear Differential fluid changed
Drain & change transmission fluid and filter (transmission service)
4 new shocks
Flex Coupler on DriveShaft
Motor and Transmission Mounts Replaced
Rack And Pinion Bushings.
All light bulbs checks and replaced so they all work.
AC IS THERE BUT HAVENT LOOKED INTO WHY IT ISNT WORKING.
The window wiper not working. Gonna try to look into that before sale.
Maybe some other issues I am forgetting but will update if I think of something.
Feel free to email to set up a viewing if you like. Ask questions. Ask for more pictures. All sales final.
On May-17-16 at 13:17:43 PDT, seller added the following information:
of emails. Rust free…..no cancer rust just some sunbaked surface
rust. Super solid everywhere. Southern truck its whole life.
The truck was the V8 version so heavier chassis.
The cruise control is there but isnt hooked up.
The truck has dents and dings. See pics.
I have a link for more pics if you want to email me I can send you the link.
Glow Plugs. Sometimes is a cold blooded truck but when warm always
starts. Next step was redoing all fuel lines. Think it has a little
leak that causes it to loose prime when sits too long, I may do that as
well before the sale. Not an issue just wanted to mention.