Mercedes-Benz spent serious effort in promoting their diesel engines back in the 1980s and 1990s, in fact it is hard to know from searching craigslist that you could get a W123 Benz with a gasoline engine in the USA back in the day. Regardless, the OM-series oil burners were good for basic transportation, but not much of an upgrade for power/speed on most vehicles..however, if you want an upgrade in reliability and fuel economy, it does the trick. This next feature is the cheap and dirty version of the nice Chevrobenz Truck swap we featured the other day. Find this 1990ish Chevrolet S-10 Blazer offered for $2500 in Ford Washington, MD via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
Selling whole as parts.
This was a former S-10 Blazer project as shown in the pictures. The hard part had been completed years ago. A Mercedes motor and transmission is currently in place and functions as it should. The body was cut and altered-making into a short bed pickup truck. The guages were all connected and working. The original Mercedes transmission cooler was connected and working. The power steering was all working. Power brakes and alternator all working. This project could be completed but I am selling as a whole for parts. It has been sitting for many years, but starts, runs, drives-and stops as it should. Important*Glow plug system works just like it did in it did in the original car-turn the key on-wait 10 seconds-motor starts instantly. The windshield is broken. This project sat a long time. Buyer must bring a roll-back or a car trailer. Selling as parts or potential restoration. No warranty implied of any kind.
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