There is an old saying; if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That’s sort of the way I feel about the Baja-everything movement. Sure, it started with Beetles back in the day, but then they started putting big wheels and lift kits on Firebirds, BMW Z3s, Miatas, Crown Victorias…where does it end? Let the apocalypse commence, I’ll be ready. Maybe with a W126 S-class? Find this 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD W126 offered for $4000 in Highland, CA via craigslist.
The basic designation “300” has been used by Mercedes-Benz over the years in a number of vehicles including some humble sedans (like the W115) all the way up to their W198 Gullwing equipped super sports car 300SL…so it might be confusing to people when they see a 300D compared to a 300SD, but make no mistake, this next car is part of the high-end W116 S-Class and should be given proper reverence and distance. Reverence because it is a sweet piece of machinery and distance because you might otherwise get a bad case of the black lung from the diesel exhaust. Find this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD W116 offered for $6000 in Los Angeles Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Mike D.
The Mercedes-Benz W116 S-Class continued the tradition of flagship luxury where the W108 left off in 1972. Styling was by Friedrich Geiger and it was the first production turbodiesel sedan to be released into the wild by Mercedes-Benz…or anybody else for that matter. Today’s example needs a little TLC, but has plenty of miles under […]
There are those old cars that you drive by on the side of the road every few days, cars that catch your eye but don’t really snap your neck. But one day the owner has a for sale sign in the window, and suddenly you stop, and take a closer look. Like this 1980 Mercedes-Benz […]