This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes; This Merc is so classy it parks on an oriental rug…or wait, if I read between the lines on this ad, it really sounds like 2 dudes had to bail on this project. Also, why does this thing have a mattress toupée? Find […]
From the seller: 1995 mercedes-benz s600condition: goodcylinders: 12 cylindersdrive: rwdfuel: gasodometer: 149000paint color: whitesize: full-sizetitle status: cleantransmission: automatictype: coupe Increasingly rare 1995 Mercedes Benz ‘OG Maybach’ S600 (MB Model: W140). Initial research leads me to believe there were only 189 Coupes made this year (vs. 3181 Sedans) at a price of ~$147,000 in 1995 (Original […]
There was a time when Autotrader was the best game in business when you were looking to buy a cheap car…at least it was better than your local newspaper. The world changed and Autotrader’s print magazine went the way of the dodo bird and AT lost most of its best deals to craigslist…but in recent […]
The W123 generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a slow and steady beast that is typically powered by a 4 or 5 cylinder diesel engine that pushes something sub 100 horsepower into the rear wheels. These are slow cars, but they will outlast the apocalypse because they are built like tanks. This next example, however, has been […]
Some people collect stamps…and others collect celebrity autographs, but if you enjoy a special collection cease and desist letters — this next car might bag you a few from Mercedes-Benz corporate offices. It is described by the seller as a “Mercedes-Benz AMG C8 GTR” and it appears to be home-brew metal frame construction with a plastic body and a classic iron small block Chevy V8. Find this 2008 Mercedes-Benz WTF offered for $75000 in Chicago, IL via craigslist.
What has….a diesel engine, manual gearbox, UNIMOG off-road chassis, and seating for 22 people? If you said “my dream vehicle,” then this next feature might just make your day. But for the rest of us who don’t have storage for a giant vehicle that leaks as much oil as it burns, this is mostly a curiosity. Find this 1972 Mercedes-Benz O309D Omnibus offered for $12,000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist.
There is a common misconception amongst regular folks that when a car gets to be over 10 years old, it just becomes an unreliable piece of junk. This just isn’t true. Or at least, it isn’t true anymore, because there was a time when daily driving a 10 year old car was unthinkable or at least uncommon, but that era ended in the 1950s when auto makers finally figured out how to put together good stuff. However, if you put aside your uninformed prejudices about old cars and get past the “its unsafe” nonsense (if you are older than 40, you probably spent most of your childhood riding around in the back of a car or pickup without a seat belt) then you will realize there is no reason to drive the over-digitized and hyper-plasticized garbage that comes from factories today. Your family might not agree with your lifestyle, but you’ll be happy that you don’t have a car payment. Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 offered for $4,500 in Fountain Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I’ve bought some rough cars over the years — many of them that needed help getting home, but I’ve always been keen on getting a good title and a set of matching keys. This next car comes with neither of those things…or if it does have keys, you need a new ignition switch. It is not likely that this car is stolen, but I don’t believe that “out of the DMV system” is really a thing in California (although it might be a thing in the wild state of Nevada)…but the sketchiness factor to asking price is…ummm…not bad. Just watch your back when heading to a remote desert meet-up spot with $1400 in cash. Find this 1976 Mercedes-Benz 300D offered for $1400 in Pahrump, NV via craigslist.
Remember when Mercedes-Benz built big sophisticated pieces of rolling art that cost a bucket of cash because they provided quality and experience that was unmatched. They had interiors that would survive serious abuse without showing wear (just look at those 30 year old MBTex seats!!) and instead of stupid touchscreens they had pop-up (lockable with a key!) cell phone dial pad in the dash. Luxury! Performance! Sophistication! Depreciation? Find this 1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL offered for $5900 in Beverly Hills, CA via craigslist.
I had a good friend who always said: If you are going to do something crazy — don’t go half way. Commit. Full send. No regrets. I don’t talk to that guy anymore because he was insane, but I think I might have found his next car, or at least a conversation with a kindred spirit. Because if you are going to have a car that is dedicated to the Joker, it better be purple…and the only thing I’d change is it needs some green rims. Find this 1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 offered for $7650 in Maspeth, NY via facecut marketbook. Tip from Cory.