1974 Mercedes 240D, W115

1974 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 240D

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1974

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 240D
Year: 1974
Mileage: 17,832
VIN: 11511710031635
Color: Silver
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

I have enjoyed this original California car over the past year after purchasing it from the previous owner in Northern Virginia who owned the car for more than 20 years and took great care of it. This could easily be a daily driver with a bit more work and the engine runs very strong, starts on the first attempt every time. The car is 43 years old and the exterior looks quite good for its age. There is some undercarriage rust and the rear floor pans will need to be replaced at some point.
The previous owner spent over $7,000 maintaining this vehicle over the years and I have copies of his receipts. I will email the receipt to any interested party.
Here is some history of this model:
"The Mercedes-Benz 240D was introduced in 1973 in Europe (1974 in North America) as a new diesel-powered variant of the W115 chassis, outranking the 220D as Mercedes' most powerful diesel car. Introduced in 1973 at a price of 19,913.40 Marks, the cost was four times the typical car of the time. It had many available luxuries, such as heated seats, cruise control, leather seats, and a manual or power-operated sunroof. It was at the time the fastest diesel engine available, though its OM616 4-cylinder, 2.4 litre engine only produced 65 hp (48 kW). Along with a curb weight of roughly 3050 lb (1380 kg), this gave the 240D a relatively poor power to weight ratio, and thus acceleration was unimpressive and top speeds rarely exceeded 140 km/h (~90 mph), unless on a downward inclined road."
The Good:
Engine and transmission are very strong and I have no issue driving the car through the Virginia mountains, around town or on the Interstate. Car has been loved and spent most of its life in California. Has a working A/C. Lights and signals need work but the indicators will not stay in place when activated. Rare 4-speed is awesome. Have never driven the car without getting at least one thumbs-up.
The Needs to be addressed:
Drivers seat belt is stuck and needs to be freed or replaced
A/C works but the fan switch has to be held manually for it to operate.
Odometer / Speedometer do not work
Radio does not work
Car is not perfect and is not show quality but is a solid, fun driver and could be restored to an awesome vehicle. I have taken honest photos of the car...all taken on 22 October 2017. I am happy to email the PO's service records and a video of the car running to any interested buyer. Personal inspections welcome, I will meet shippers at my home to load the car if you elect not to drive it home.

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