For Sale: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 2.4L Diesel - Automatic Transmission - 38k Miles Shown - Blue Over Tan Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 175 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to its Carfax history, please go to our main website: GKM.com) Functional, rational, beautifully made and always expensive, the 123s are in many respects the essence of what a Mercedes is, or was.... �€" Classic & Sports Car magazine, February 2019 The international magazine C! told this Mercedes sedan's back-story: Manufactured from November 1975 to January 1986, the Mercedes-Benz W123 was one of, if not, the most successful models sold by the German marque, with some 2.7 million units released. But what made this particular iteration so popular even up to this day? The writer's answer? It had a certain sense of style: Sure, it wasn't flashy or sleek by any stretch of the imagination. It was more squared off with a very few rounded edges. The interior was likewise more about function than form. Yet this is what made the W123 (the car's internal code) a hit. It has an appeal that has withstood the test of time. Offered here in Marine Blue (940U) over Palomino MB-Tex (134) is a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D, the W123 variant with a well-deserved reputation for longevity. Five years ago, this car suffered a total-loss rollover accident. Under most circumstances, this would not be a Garage Kept-listed car. However, our careful inspection determined the repairs involved were very successfully completed. As with all cars we list, we encourage a pre-purchase inspection of this Mercedes by interested parties or their representatives. This is a highly optioned Mercedes. Originally delivered for tourist delivery (code 820) with the owner traveling Europe in the car (note the 60 liters-code 673- of fuel included shown on the option list below), the car's odometer now shoes as well as odometer here shows 38,224 miles making it a youngster by Mercedes standards. It's pretty well known that these odometers could go as high as 999,999. Stately, refined, and understated, this Mercedes has a long way yet to go. Courtesy of lastvin.com, the car's VIN links to this build-data and options list: VIN WDBAB23A9BB263348 Model Year 1981 Model 240 D Engine 616912 12 059144 Transmission 02 056043 Order Number 0 1 707 15082 Order Location UNITED STATES - TOURISTS Interior MB TEX - PALOMINO (134) Paint 1 MARINE BLUE (940U) Paint 5 34 252 - RADIO BECKER MEXICO CASSETTE FULL STEREO ELECTRONIC, USA VERSION 410 - SLIDING ROOF, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED 426 -POWER STEERING AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH FLOOR SHIFT 440 - TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) 467 - CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING 491 - U.S. VERSION 502 - OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE RIGHT 531 - AUTOMATIC ANTENNA 542 - LOCKABLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT 580 - AIR CONDITIONER 593 - HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (SINGLE-SHEET 663 - SAFETY GLASS), BAND FILTER 673 - 60 LITERS OF FUEL 801 - HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY 820 - CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR VEHICLES FOR TOURIST (USA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA) The exterior Marine Blue paint shows very well,. The stately Mercedes grille-known the world over-is completely intact. There are no dents or dings, much less signs of significant body damage anywhere. In the same way, the chrome bumpers and trim have been nicely preserved. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. All emblems-notably including t

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240
  • Listing ID: CC-1580491
  • Price: $15,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:240
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:38224
  • Stock Number:22GKM55
  • VIN:WDBAB23A9BB263348

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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