Wet Cardboard: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D W123

I’m very familiar with this next car…well not exactly this car, but the W123 240D/300D chassis in general. I’ve owned and driven quite a few of these old oil burners and I can say with some degree of certainty that they are not reliable like a 2005 Honda that’ll just chug down the miles, but they are rugged like a tank. There will always be something wrong with the car (probably related to the vacuum system that controls the door locks and other ancillary features, like shutting down the engine when you key off) but it won’t stop you from reaching your destination. I once had a 300D that experienced what can only be described as total electrical failure – no lights, no horn, no gauges, but the engine kept running and the wheel steered the car, so I drove home before it got too dark. Anyway, enough reminiscing, on to the subject car — what is that color? Wet cardboard? Duchess Kate’s hair? Any thoughts Kaibeezy? Find this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D diesel offered for $2950 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1980 Mercedes benz 240d
fuel: diesel
odometer: 132000
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
Classic Mercedes Benz

Original 240d with original CA plates.

Non turbo.

Been on non op with DMV. See attached picture.

Starts right up! Drives pretty well.

Body in really good shape. No rust or dents.

Been sitting a while so the fuel filter gets dirty. Tank should be cleaned out. Leaky

Tires are old.

Interior in great shape. Sunroof works. As does the heater

A nice polish will clean the paint up.

These are getting harder to find and pretty expensive to buy.


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