For Sale: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D in St. Louis, Missouri

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D Sedan, first series One family-owned car! 2.4L four-cylinder OHC diesel engine with indirect fuel injection (code OM616.916) Four-speed automatic transmission (code 722.117) Colorado Beige (code DB470) exterior and M-B Tex Saffron interior (code DB104) Behr air-conditioning (code 580); power steering and power brakes Documentation includes original owner?s manual with data card; original service and warranty policy; original Mercedes-Benz directory of U.S. Dealers; 1979 premium control and maintenance guide; original maintenance book; and original engineering chassis unit catalogSame woman owner since 2005 (17 years) showing 85,xxx miles What became the quintessential Mercedes-Benz in United States, the 240D became popular for its frugality with fuel in the wake of the second energy crisis in 1979. This one family-owned, unmolested survivor is a great example. Was passed down to the daughter in 2005. Like its predecessors, the W123 gained the reputation of being well built and reliable. This example, like its brethren, was made in West Germany in July 1979 and it was bought at Stivers Lincoln-Mercury in St. Louis, Missouri. Its first service occurred at 622 miles on December 12, 1979, and its final recorded service occurred on July 10, 1991, at 70,282 miles. It left the factory with the following options ? automatic transmission and power steering (code 426); cruise control (code 440); power locks (code 467); US version (code 491); Becker Europa AM/MW radio (code 515); and Behr air-conditioning (code 580). Dressed in Colorado Beige (code DB470), this car?s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is immaculate, the chrome and rubber trimmed bumpers are in very good order and fit well to the body. This car rolls on radials, size 17565R14 at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel, topped with a body-colored wheel cover. The wheel covers are in very good order. Under the hood is a 2.4L four-cylinder OHC diesel engine with indirect fuel injection (code OM616.916). This motor is a backed by a four-speed automatic transmission (code 722.117). Driver convenience features include Behr air-conditioning (code 580); power steering and power brakes. The W123 shares technical similarities with its predecessors including engines, steering system, and suspension system. The design is updated with styling cues from its larger sibling, Mercedes-Benz W116, namely wider ribbed taillights, horizontal headlamps, front turn signal indicators on the outer edge, and pull-to-open door handles. Inside, the car?s Saffron M-B Tex upholstery is in great shape on the front buckets and rear bench seat. The carpet and headliner are in the same shade and Mercedes? usual over-sized, four-spoke steering wheel. The interior is revised with a larger instrument panel, central round ventilation outlets, HVAC control panel and a single row of control switches in the centre. The instrument panel has three large gauges placed behind a single plastic cover. The manual HVAC control panel has three large dials with the left and right for individual temperature control and the centre dial for fan speed control. Air flow is controlled by two sliders (left for upper zone and right for lower zone). If the optional air conditioning unit was ordered, a temperature roll dial was fitted to the row of control switches. The automatic HVAC control panel is simplified with a single roll disc on the left for temperature control, a row of push buttons in the middle for directing the air flow and switching the system on and off and a vertical set of buttons on the right for controlling the fan speed and switching automatic control on and off. The A/C is inop as the compressor does not engage. The center console and shifter, plus a Becker Europa AM/MW radio, round out the interior. Notable exterior differences between European and North American versions included: Larger and stronger bumpers that resist collision damage up to five mphRound sealed beam headlamp capsules and fog lamps; the large glass covers partially the housing. The fog lamps had clear lens until 1980 model year when they were tinted yellowAmber-coloured retroreflective markers on the front turn signal indicators which double as night illuminationRed-coloured retroreflective markers at side edge of taillampsLocation of ID-tag on A-pillarEmission control device for petrol engines onlyRadio with different frequency steps when tuning to different radio stations85 mph maximum speedometer with 55 mph prominently markedTinted glass band across the top of front windscreenIf passenger side external rear view mirror is included, the mirror must carry the warning: ?Vehicles are closer than they appear? Documentation includes original owner?s manual with data card; original service and warranty policy; original Mercedes-Benz directory of U.S. Dealers; 1979 premium control and maintenance guide; original maintenance book; and original engineering chassis unit catalog. If you have the time for leisurely cruising, this Mercedes may just be the car for you. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to review this untouched survivor Benz! VIN: 123123-12-140257 EIN: 616912-12-034148 TIN: 722117-02-028062 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 85,958 acutal miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D
  • Listing ID: CC-1579176
  • Price: $21,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:240D
  • Odometer:85971
  • Stock Number:210712
  • VIN:12312312140257

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