1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

Every time the Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 come up, basically the same thing is said over and over again: oft overlooked and somewhat forgotten. Not because these were bad cars or anything, but mostly because they predated one of the most legendary cars of all time in the W123. To me, these cars felt like sort of a dry-run for Mercedes when engineering the W123. Some things worked and were carried over to the W123, while other things were left in the past. One of the biggest things to make the jump to the new generation was the OM616 and OM617 diesel engines. Slight tweaks were needed, but the core of the engine was basically the same. They brought unparalleled reliability and toughness, but that came as a cost of being dreadfully slow. Still, it’s tough to complain about that when even now, some 40 years later, these engines are still kicking as well as the day they left the factory. This 1975 240D up for sale in Ohio painted in the lovely Cayenne Orange looks to be a real winner at first glance. But for as much as I wanted to love this car, some red flags have me thinking again about this one.

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1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D

The W114 and W115 is looked at as the generation that came before the legendary W123 came along and cemented itself as one of the best vehicles ever produced.  It’s not that the Stroke 8 are bad or anything, it’s just a tough comparison head to head against the W123. If anything, the W114/115 should be lauded as those cars featured the OM616 and non-turbocharged OM617 before being carried over into the new W123 chassis. Now that the newest W115 is 41 years old, a really nice one is hard to come by given they were used for all they had to give then tossed away due to their lack of collectibility. So when this 1970 220D for sale in Florida popped up, I had to take a closer look.

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Year: 1970
Model: 220D
Engine: 2.2 inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 95,337 mi
Price: Buy It Now $8,900

Runs and drive very good no rust well maintained super clean – – – kept garage and covered
– 4 new tires
– new door seals
– new drive mirror glass
– new pillar seals
– new trunk seal
– new cv axle boot left and right
– new diesel filter
– 4 new brake hose
– new front brake pads
– new injection pump membrane diaphragm
– turn signails,break lights, headlights, high beams works without problems
recent oil change transmission oil change

title in hands

any question you can send a message

I can’t believe how great this car looks for 95,000 miles. The exterior shows fairly well but the interior and engine bay are nearly flawless. Either this car underwent a light restoration or the owner was fanatical about keeping it in perfect condition. Usually these cars are used as workhorses and don’t get pampered but this one is on another level.…

1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D

Some days it seems that no stone has been left unturned when it comes to the world of collector cars, but if you dig deep enough, there are still gems to be found. The W114/W115 Mercedes-Benzes, also known as the Strich Acht (or Stroke Eight) was not a particularly flashy or eye-catching vehicle, but this was the first post war Mercedes-Benz to use an all-new chassis. This car would last through 1976, when the W123 would carry the baton into the 1980s, making a name for itself around unmatched durability. In 1974, the OM617 inline-5 diesel would appear in the form of the 300D, an engine that would carry over to the W123 and even live on through 1991 in the G-Class. This 1975 300D for sale outside of Philadelphia has under 70,000 miles on the clock and certainly looks the part, ready to log another 70,000 miles in very short order.

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 250

Mercedes-Benzes were in the blood from a young age, a fixture vehicle in my family as my grandfather, mother and father all drove them over the years. I got my first Mercedes-Benz right before I left college, a pre-owned 1998 C230. It wasn’t the most exciting car, it certainly wasn’t the fastest nor was it the most visually arresting. However, I still have fond memories of that car, as it went about its business in a refined, understated way. Even today, a friend of mine who purchased it from me is still enjoying it as it closes in on 200,000 miles.

This 1971 250 for sale from our reader Brian brings back a lot of memories of my first Mercedes after looking it over. The Stoke 8, or Strich Acht, as it is known in German, wasn’t the most over the top or advanced vehicle of the era at Mercedes, but it was the first model to use an entirely new chassis since the end of World War II. Fairly amazing considering the highly diversified lineup of today’s Mercedes-Benz. For anyone desiring a classic Mercedes on a budget, these models are a fantastic choice, as they are relatively cheap to purchase and maintain and have and old money look that will certainly impress.

Year: 1971
Model: 250
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 25,900 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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1971 Mercedes 250 Saloon

25,900 Original Miles!!

Recently Serviced 2.8 Liter I6

Super Clean Rust Free Car

Most cars change hands every 4 years as they change owners, then they are passed around the family until they end up rotting away behind Uncle Jim’s garage and sent to the crusher. I’m sure most of the 22,000 W114s with the 2.8 drove down that path.

1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D

The W123 Mercedes-Benz gets a lot of credit for solidifying the reputation of the brand in the 1970s and 1980s as a maker of indestructible vehicles. But it’s predecessor, the W115, gets a little bit overshadowed in the process. Those familiar with the breed, however, revere them. Nicknamed the “Strich Acht” or “stroke eight,” this range of sedans and coupes was built from 1968 through the end of 1976, overlapping W123 production a bit. Available with a range of four and six cylinder petrol engines as well as the OM617 inline five cylinder diesel towards the end of production, these Benzes proved rather popular, with just under two million manufactured. This final year 1976 240D for sale in California is a very low mileage original and would be an excellent choice for someone looking for a classic they can use regularly.

Year: 1976
Model: 240D
Engine: 2.4 liter inline-4 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 39,372 mi
Price: Reserve auction (asking price $17,900)

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903 Medium Blue/Blue MB tex
4-spd manual gearbox, no AC, Manual windows.
Full handbooks, data cards.
Fully documented mileage.

Purchased new by George Tillson on 4/30/76 and sold to second owner in CA in 2006 showing 25k miles.

An amazing survivor. Spotless fully original interior. Perfect dash pad. Spectacular original carpets and package panel.
Original MB Coco mats.
Perfect headliner and visors.
Cigarette lighter never used.
Factory decals still on seat tracks.
Spare original keys.
Spotless door jambs.
Becker Europa Radio.
Spotless trunk area w/original unused spare tire and tools. Perfect trunk floor. Original date coded trunk seal. Tool roll.
Fully original paint except hood.
Hood, door, fender and deck lid bolts never disturbed.
Superb external brightwork. Ziebarted when new hence zero rust.

A joy to drive with excellent power and no steering freeplay.

1971 Mercedes-Benz 250

I’ve always thought that the W114 and W115, affectionately known as the Strich Acht (Stroke Eight), is one of the most underrated Mercedes-Benzes of all time. Perhaps the W123 that followed gained such a cult following its predecessor got lost in the wake of its popularity. Perhaps it was the styling that was underrated to a fault, yet retained all the classic Mercedes hallmarks. It’s unfortunate, as these were, amazingly, the first Mercedes to be built on an all new chassis post World War II. The subtle styling was the creation of Paul Bracq, responsible for many of Mercedes’ greats over the years. A variety of engines could be had in the sedan, ranging from a 2.0 liter inline four cylinder petrol engine to a 2.8 liter inline six. The legendary OM617 five cylinder diesel made its first appearance in this model, as well.

This 250 for sale in Florida is a six cylinder car equipped with an automatic transmission, making it a good alternative for those seeking a practical Mercedes classic with a bit more power to keep up with traffic.


Year: 1971
Model: 250
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: ~ 36,000 miles
Price: $11,500 Buy It Now

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This car exeudes class, elegance and style. It is easier to drive around town and park than any of the “land yacht” 280’s. Also less problematic, more fuel efficient and easier to drive! 1971 Mercedes 250 sedan w114. It is the 2.8L straight 6 and pulls hard and clean and burns absolutely no oil, high compression. ALL NEW FLUIDS, brakes, radiator, transmission, engine, rear diff.

1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

I’ve always felt that the Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115 are akin to the Rodney Dangerfield of the Mercedes world: they get no respect. Stuck in between the W110 Fintail and ubiquitous W123, it lands in a bit of a no man’s land when it comes to Mercedes-Benz history. Nevertheless, these are stout machines worthy of a look, especially the efficient diesel versions given what the price of oil is trading at these days. This particular 1975 240D is complete and a survivor with original paint. It is also a 4 speed manual which should help get the most of the meager 65 horsepower output.

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Up for sale is a very nice 1975 Mercedes 240D finished in light brown color. The vehicle is in very good shape and in every way. The car has a 4 speed transmission and is a big diesel savor. The body is in nice shape and the paint shines. The car does not have any rust issues besides the panel in the bottom of the front bumper which has a little rust but that’s a removable panel and can easily be replaced with a new one. The paint mostly is the original.

The interior is in very good shape with no cracks on the dash and no rips or tears on the seats. The headliner is nice too. The car has a cruise control as well. The AC works and blows cold. The radio is the original Becker and it works very well. The car has some of the service records. The Mercedes really stands out with its looks. It gets a lot of attention despite the age of it. This is a true classic. This Mercedes is in very good mechanical shape and it drives amazing. It does not have any oil leaks.