We like it when a premium classic has been cared for correctly. So
this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D is both exceptionally original and
still looks great. And not only is this an upper-class classic, but
also it has one of the most celebrated durable diesel motor under
the hood, too.
A good-looking classic Mercedes makes an instant lasting
impression. The driver looks like cultured a world traveler even if
just going through a fast food drive-thru. That's why we love the
Orient Red paint on this example. Not only does the name give it an
international flair, but the deep red has a nice tone of
sophistication. And since it shows all signs of being factory
original, it's a nice reminder that Mercedes builds cars to last.
You get the same durable feeling from the straight panels that
still hang with precision gaps. This also helps the complete trim
to encircle the body in a virtually unbroken line. It really
showcases the extra quality that comes from a mix of robust
construction and a well-respected life.
The tan interior provides a timeless color combo against the
exterior red. And the maroon carpeting adds character without
jeopardizing the upper-class look. The other reason why this look a
cut-above is because they recently invested in redoing the
interior. That gives you the classic European experience in a
fresher package. Plush bucket seats with a woodgrain center console
in-between and the unmistakable grip of the classic Mercedes
steering wheel make this a great place to enjoy the road. And they
made sure to keep this quite vintage, including provisions for
factory air conditioning and the original Becker Europa radio is
still on display.
Lift the hood and see the 2.4-liter diesel motor that helped
Mercedes build its reputation for bulletproof cars. And this is the
numbers-matching motor that's looking so nice in the engine bay. We
all know these are built to be high mileage sedans, and so to find
one of these fuel-injected cars that has averaged under 2,300 miles
annually starts to justify why it looks almost new under the hood.
It fires up easily and idles nicely, just like a well-respected
classic should. The four-speed manual transmission means you take
full command of the powerband. These have never been speed demons,
but you already knew that. And really the true value of the 240D
was that it was built to be an effortless cruiser. They could
handle the Autobahn with features like the fully independent
suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, if you like a classic that instantly
shows off its premium side, this durable diesel Mercedes is your
luxury machine. Call today!!!