1979 Mercedes Benz 240D Sedan
Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door executive car in
January, 1976 to replace the W115. The overall dimensions and
wheelbase were lengthened, and styling was updated to a less
angular more contemporary look. The new look included round head
lights with inboard fog lamps in all models except the 280 and 280E
which had large rectangular headlights. Later the European models
were all changed to the rectangular headlights. North American
models retained the round complement. In 1980/81 the carbureted 280
was replaced with the fuel-injected 280E. W123 introduced many
innovations in both safety and styling including ABS brakes,
retractable steering columns, and airbags for the driver.
For consignment, a well-used Mercedes Benz 240D, with 254,000 miles
on her. Showing some rust, and body imperfections with original
paint, and all nice chrome trimmings. Retrofitted A/C to R134A, and
all original interior in Mercedes Benz leather, and we have a
panzer built tank ready to take on another 250K!
Bathed in Pastelwiess, this car has its original paint. It is
looking fairly good, with a few chips off and a newer front
drivers' quarter due to a mishap. Behind the wheel wells are
repairs with invasive rust showing through. Some surface rust is
noted on the front next to a shiny large MB front grille complete
with trim pointed star topper. Bumpers are looking good, as is side
trimmings and handles for this 4 door. Overall considering exterior
is original paint, it is in good condition.
Corresponding and complimentary to the exterior weiss, is a nicely
preserved blue interior. Buckets for the front, and a bench for the
rear, there is plenty of room in this cruiser. A central console
with window controls, 4-speed manual shifter, a Blaupunkt stereo,
A/C and clean instrumentation are up front. Door panels on all
doors are clean and slightly worn, but good condition. Blue carpet
is original and clean, and the headliner in off white is tight and
tear free. The windshield is cracked on the driver's side and
appears to have suffered from a suction device possibly placed
there as explaining the round cracks.
An original 2.4 liter engine with consigner stated recently
replaced pressure plate graces the engine bay. A 4-speed manual
transmission is on back.
An overall patina covers the solid undercarriage, and very little
(if any) surface rust is noted. Floor pans are nice and solid, as
are rockers. Coil springs provide the ride, and for stopping you
have front disc brakes and rear drums. The bottom center of the
radiator support shows some invasive rust. Lower interior doors at
the jamb are all clean.
This car started easily, and idled with its quintessential diesel
rumble, but smoothly. It accelerated as a diesel would, shifted
smoothly, and ran nicely. The ride was smooth, and all functions
were working fine. The fan for the A/C was a bit weak.
A high mileage diesel, as they tend to do, this car was well kept,
consigner says they changed the oil every 1.500 miles, and it was
garaged when not in use. Priced reasonably, readout for another
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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