No Way That’s Factory? 1976 Mercedes-Benz 220D Pickup

This next car comes as a tip from Dave in Tampa who writes: Something you didn’t know existed, I’ll bet. I examined the photos with great curiosity … until I looked at the price. Oh well, whatever. Yes, whatever. The price is nuts. But this must be a custom El Caminoized Benz…right? No way. Did Mercedes-Benz really make a double-cab-style W114 pickup in Argentina? It seems that some of the internet agrees with the “factory” origin of the W114 pickup. Find this 1976 Mercedes-Benz 220D Pickup offered for $70,000 in Miami, FL via pickupbook mercedesplace.

From the seller:

1976 Mercedes-Benz pick up 220 d
Listed 2 days ago2 days ago in Miami, FL
About this vehicle
Driven 1,800 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Red · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Diesel
Excellent condition
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s description
For Sale: Classic 1976 Mercedes-Benz 220D/8 Double Cab Pickup

This 1976 Mercedes-Benz 220D Pickup is a rare gem, combining classic German engineering with the functionality of a double cab pickup. Perfect for collectors or those seeking a unique vehicle with vintage charm and practicality.


Engine: 2.2L inline-four diesel engine, fully rebuilt with only 3,000 km of use, known for its durability and efficiency.

Transmission: 4-speed manual transmission, offering a hands-on driving experience.

Mileage: Approximately 3,000 km since the engine rebuild, showcasing its longevity and reliability.

Exterior: Classic white paint with minimal wear, featuring timeless Mercedes-Benz design elements. The body is in excellent condition, with no significant rust or dents.

Interior: Black leather seats in good condition, a clean and functional dashboard, and a spacious cabin for a comfortable ride.

Pickup Bed: Sturdy and spacious, perfect for carrying loads. The bed has been well-maintained, with no major scratches or damage.

Model: Mercedes-Benz 220D/8 Double Cab Pickup
Engine: 2200ccm, 60HP
Paint and Interior: Original paint and interior fittings
Wheels: 15″ wheels
Seating: Full-length bench seat
Production: One of only 559 ever built, not customized, original ex works
Colors Available: Blue, orange, yellow, red, and white

This vehicle has been well-preserved and maintained, with regular servicing and care. It runs smoothly, and all mechanical and electrical components are in working order. It’s a reliable daily driver or a standout addition to any classic car collection.

Location and Transport:
The vehicle is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transportation can be arranged easily, quickly, and at a low cost.

Original manuals and documentation are available.

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