This next car is offered at a price that is typically reserved for wrecked or rusted cars…and it appears to be neither. The seller admits that the driver’s seat needs fixin, and the window handle (yes…this means it has manual windows – score!) is broken…but then admits that part of the reason the price is so low is because it won’t turn off when you turn the ignition/key off. You need to dump the clutch and hold your foot on the brake — and I know a thing-or-two about this problem because I had a W123 with the same vacuum related issue that causes the mechanical fuel shut-off valve to stop working. It won’t stop you from getting the car home and it could be as simple as replacing a few dried vacuum hoses…but with new tires/brakes/rotors/steering column/starter…this thing had its value in maintenance in recent times. Seems like a great first car for a kid or 17th car for CFlo. Find this 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D offered for $2000 in Napa County, CA via craigslist.
It is lazy to post two cars in one craigslist advertisement…or genius? You save on the craigslist fees ($5 is $5…right?) and you get twice the exposure to your cars per click. And if you are trying to thin down your fleet…it isn’t a bad idea, especially if the cars are both the same make/model and ready for the next owners. Find these 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD W123 Wagons offered for $11,000 and $7,000 in Santa Monica, CA via craigslist. Double tip from Rock On & MikeD!
The W123 Mercedes-Benz is known for a number of things; (1) they are extraordinarily slow, (2) last longer than an unopened can of Spam, (3) were sold in the most awesome colors of the un-rainbow, (4) are cheap (unless hipsterfied). This next car is all of those things (no, not the hipster part) and has […]
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 […]
The W123 generation Mercedes-Benz is known in the USA as a diesel smoke belching executive car that was driven by older professor types when new…but to people from exotic places like Germany, Iran, or Tunisia, the W123 is known for being a taxi-cab, limousine, or ambulance. Find this 1978 Mercedes-Benz W123 Ambulance offered for $9200 in […]
In the words of my old man: If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times, don’t exaggerate!! So, when this next seller called this car the “Nicest 1981 Mercedes 300D on CL!” I don’t think they were totally accurate, but perhaps it is the nicest ’81 Benz for the very basic asking price? […]
This next car might not be the barn find big block muscle machine that you’ve been searching for and it will probably never be featured on some Velocity Channel TV show…but it does have a certain combination of utility, cheapness, and cool-factor that makes it worthy of a feature. Find this 1980 Mercedes Benz 280TE offered […]
The Mercedes-Benz W123 is about as close to a tank for the road as you can find. They combine a uniquely pleasant driving experience (albeit slow…but the turbo version is quicker) with a rugged drive train, chassis, interior…well just about everything. This next example has some rust that the next owner will need to tackle, […]
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 […]