This next car comes from Jim H who writes; You guys love these. Yes, guilty as charged. But who wouldn’t love a cream colored beauty with a manual gearbox, manual roll-up windows and a super MB-tex interior. It would be nice to have the extra cylinder found in the 300D version or a turbocharger…but the non-turbo 240D engine will outlive the AI that will eventually turn us all into soylent green, so I approve of this next car. Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $6000 in Wilbramah, MA.
They say you should never buy a car in the rain…(which is good advice because you can’t tell paint condition in the rain and the water noise masks potential issues on the test drive)…and this begs the question; should you buy a car with pictures taken during a wash? The answer is no, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking at that car in person and making an informed decision on the condition of a W115.. Personally I like the fact that this car has a 4-speed gearbox and I don’t mind the blingy wheels or the lowered suspension. Find this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $5,600 in Dublin, CA via craigslist.
I’m a sucker for many things automotive, but there are a few that really get my motor revving. The first is a red interior — I love ’em. The Draken had a red interior that was to die for but this next car has it beat. Another thing that gets my coil all charged up is a manual gearbox mated to a diesel engine. I know diesels are low on power and manuals require all sorts of effort and concentration…but the combination of a non-turbo diesel engine and 4 or 5 or 18 speed gearbox just makes you feel a man-machine connection that is nothing this side of a jet pack or a neural network. And this next car has both. Find this 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $3900 in Victorville, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Happy Father’s Day (a bit late maybe…but whatever) to all you fathers out in cyberspace — this next car is something that looks like a car my dad drove back in the day and brings back a strong sense of nostagia for me. My old man would get them with about 200k miles on the […]
One of my favorite automotive memories was driving a vintage Mercedes oil burner through the hilly streets of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. The 2.4 liter inline-4 cylinder non-turbo diesel engine didn’t have much punch, but it did have enough torque to lug up seriously steep hills will very minimal throttle (errr…rack) input. Few cars […]
If “slow and steady” does indeed win the race, then you’ll be the king of the trophies with this next featured car, because the only thing slower on the road is the oil that drips from your neighbor’s pickup truck — and why does he always park that thing in front of your house? Doesn’t […]
Do you need a car that is simultaneously the epitome of and antidote for the zombie apocalypse? Yes, indeed this next car is slower than a blue haired octogenarian driving a new Camry, but it’ll plow through fields of the brainless undead like a John Deere tractor. Find this 1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $3,500 […]
The seller of this next vehicle really knows what he/she is doing and takes some nice photos of a baby blue Benz highlighted against the blue sky…but I really don’t care because I owned one of these years ago and I really want this one! Find this 1977 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $6,500 in Noblesville, IN […]
It doesn’t take much to be faster on the road than a Mercedes-Benz 240D with a slushbox automatic transmission…but an easy upgrade from danger zone slow to moderately livable matching your 62 horsepower oil furnace with a 4-speed manual box. I’ve driven both versions for many miles and can say that the 4-speed manual feels […]
Enthusiasm for WVO grease cars seems to have waned considerably from the peak in the early 2000s. Today’s unique two door w123 Mercedes does have one trend that enthusiasts still can’t seem to get enough of: car in the front and truck in the back or Camino-ization. There are not any new Camino style cars […]