The W123 Mercedes-Benz is known for a number of things; (1) they are extraordinarily slow, (2) last longer than an unopened can of Spam, (3) were sold in the most awesome colors of the un-rainbow, (4) are cheap (unless hipsterfied). This next car is all of those things (no, not the hipster part) and has a manual gearbox to boot! Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $1300 in Torrance, CA via craigslist. Tip from Mike.
From the seller:
1983 mercedes-benz 240d
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: yellow
title status: salvage
Selling my 1983 Mercedes 240D with rare manual transmission. Good tires runs does need some work. Car is in good condition for its age newer battery must sell. I may consider a trade for another car. Tags are current. Car has some linkage issues and needs a timing chain replacement. Must sell
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