Fast As Molasses: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D

This next car comes as a tip from Dave in Tampa who wrote: I owned a 240d, a W114 chassis like this in burnt orange back in the early aughts. It was absolutely mint condition with a four speed stick. It was so slow I became convinced that speeding tickets were impossible. A few months into ownership my cocky ass was headed downhill on a stretch of 290 out of Austin TX and plainly saw the cop cruiser on the median yet blissfully continued on my way … until the blue lights came on behind me. I’d forgotten about gravity. Ancient stories aside, I wonder if a paintless dent repair guy could make the passenger door presentable again. I can also attest as to the immense improvements modern rotary ac compressors make when replacing the giant, inefficient piston units as seen in this one. Find this 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $4,400 in Saint Petersburg, FL via craigslist.

From the seller:

1976 mercedes-benz
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 99800
paint color: green
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1976 MERCEDES 240d. One owner vehicle. Diesel 4 cylinder stick shift. Rare green color and manuel transmission. This is an estate sale. The vehicle has not been driven in over 10 years. It’s been garage kept. There are spots of rust. Minor dent on rear passenger door from previous owners last drive. The vehicle is being sold as it sits. The battery is dead and the fuel will need to be drained from sitting so long. Interior is in excellent condition for the year. This vehicle is worth 12k plus after minor work completed. No low ball offers needed. Vehicle ran great when it was parked in garage 10 years ago.

See a better way to drive slow and green?