1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel

Before the W124 bowed out in 1995, the last oil-burning version you could buy was the E300 Diesel. It received the exterior tweaks associated with post-facelift cars of the late W124 era, including a rounder front grille, updated glass headlights and smoked taillights. It also got the OM606 engine under the hood, a 3.0 liter inline six cylinder diesel unit making about 135 hp. Unlike earlier W124 diesels, there was no turbo. But fret not. These were still fast enough (for a diesel), and the OM606 is one of the most rugged engines Mercedes ever made. These cars will cruise effortlessly on the highway while returning 30+ MPG. Perfect for the commuter looking for tank-like build quality, reasonable running costs and a bit of class.

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1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D

Last week I checked out a 1982 240D with a mere 1,356 miles and explained that at $18,000, it’s probably going to be snatched up by someone who wants that second chance at a brand new W123. Today’s car, a 1983 240D, will probably offer that same chance at for whoever wants to step up and drop the money for this incredible 240D. Surprisingly (or maybe not), this W123 for sale in California not only has 60,000 more miles than last week’s example, but also is more expensive.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D on eBay

Year: 1983
Model: 240D
Engine: 2.4 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed maunal
Mileage: 62,866 mi
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now

1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D- ID# WDBAB23A3DB382189 – Single owner Pasadena, CA car

White/Blue MB tex – Power sunroof – 4 spd manual gearbox – Manual windows.
Cruise control – AM/FM Stereo – Power door/trunk/fuel filler locks – Tool roll still in unopened plastic bag.
Original safety kit – Unused original spare tire/wheel – 62k documented miles – Original windshield.
Owner’s handbook – Blue/orange quick reference placards.
VPC inspection sticker still on windshield – PDI sticker still in driver’s door jamb – Last year of US 240D production.

Extraordinary preservation from day one – Fully original paint as per infrared paint depth indicator.
Virtually no paint blemishes – Superb paint depth and gloss – Spotless door jambs and shutfaces.
Unblemished exterior brightwork.

Virtually flawless original interior – Perfect dash pad – Spotless carpets – Perfect headliner and package panel.
Spotless undercarriage – Spotless inner wheel wells – Spotless engine bay aprons.
Perfect grille/chrome bars – Spotless trunk area.

Major service just completed – New tires – All fluids and filters renewed.
New engine mounts/trans mount – Sway bar links – Alignment – Fuel hoses as necessary.

Looks, feels and smells like a new 240D. A potential MBCA National Preservation class winner.
Certainly one of the finest 240Ds in the country.

Call Roy Spencer @650-343-7980 for more details.

This superb 240D can be inspected at my facility in Burlingame, CA – 5 minutes south of SFO. Global shipping gladly arranged.
Golobal references available. Local Pre-purchase inspections available.
Over 25 years providing exceptional Mercedes-Benz classics.

This 240D in Classic White is in remarkable condition even for what would be considered lower mileage on a W123. I always take note of the wheel wells to see if the body color paint is still present or it’s been turned the black over the year and with this car, the while shines through nice and clear. Either someone was great with some degreaser and a brush or there just wasn’t a lot of road debris to that came in contact with this car. Probably a combination of both if I had to guess. Inside, the blue MB-tex and wood shine like a new car and I’m very surprised the blue dash hasn’t cracked in the many years in the California sun. Given the care the rest of the car shows, maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. Every other part of this car checks out as being almost flawless as well.

This outstanding 240D is priced at $22,000 and you won’t find me arguing that it’s not worth that. It’s a color that is desirable with the matching hubcpas rather than Bundts, has the 4-speed manual that is generally preferred over the automatic and above all is a turn-key car. But for me, it’s not a ton of value for what you are spending. I can go find a handful of nice 240Ds for probably a third of the price of this one and get the same enjoyment out of it. Yes, it probably won’t have 62,000 miles and I couldn’t eat my dinner off the valve cover, but the W123 isn’t garage art. We have W111 coupes and Pagodas to showoff the craftsmanship and beauty of this era at Mercedes-Benz. These are 240Ds; go drive them to 500,000 miles as they were intended. I’m all for caring for these cars and preserving them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them to the fullest at the same time. The problem is a 240D isn’t giving me — and probably a lot of other people — $22,000 worth of enjoyment.

– Andrew

1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D with 1,356 miles

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen someone advertise the car they were selling as “low mileage”, I’d be a very rich man. I’d guess 99% of the time it’s some sort of crazy formula used to justify an older car with still a bunch of miles on it. Usually it’s the “only averaged 7,100 miles a year!” line or something of that sort. Well, if the car is 29 years old, that’s still over 200,000 miles and the whole low mileage thing goes right out the window. But no one else said you had to be rational (or honest) to sell a used car on the internet, that’s for sure.

But today’s car actually lives up to the term “low mileage”. Heck, that is probably an insult to how few miles this 1983 240D has on it, or at the very least extreme understatement. If you can believe it, which I think I do, this W123 for sale in California has a mere 1,356 miles on it. That’s it – 1,356. It’s the story of the owner bought it, got sick and it sat in a garage buried under a pile of rubbish for the last 35 years. Of course in typical Mercedes diesel fashion, it had a splash of fresh fuel along with a new a battery and it fired right up. Now that I can say I’ve probably found one of the lowest mile (or maybe the lowest period) W123s left out there, I had to take a closer look.

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Year: 1982
Model: 240D
Engine: 2.4 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,356 mi
Price: $18,000

1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D, The original owner drove the car from San Diego to Vegas and back then parked it in his garage. He got ill and it stayed, covered in bags and boxes, until I was hired to clean and remodel the house for his estate. We put on new tires, a battery, changed the fuel and with one crank it started up and runs perfect….NO SMOKE. It had 1296 miles when I bought it and I have put on about 150 miles until I parked it covered in my garage where it is today. This car is MINT and needs to be in someone’s collection. I am not a collector and don’t want to drive it for fear that it may get nicked. It still has the dealers temporary registration on the front window.

The seller is massively underselling this car. Poor photos from random angles and no shots of the interior or engine don’t do the condition favors or represent it well. I’m very curious to see what the wood looks like since it hasn’t be exposed to any sunlight but is still 35 years old. The seller also makes no mention of any work needed to the brakes because I don’t think I’d trust 35 year old pads and rotors. The good thing about this W123 is that it’s the rare China Blue which is a highly desirable color on any Mercedes. I must admit this does look like a brand new W123 from what I can see, but sitting under a pile of junk for that long still gives me pause at some aspects of the car. I’d like all the fluids to be swapped out but the seller doesn’t mention any of that.

The asking price for this 240D is $18,000 and I have no doubt in my mind that someone is going to pay that. This is someone’s second chance at one of these that they missed buying 35 years ago or had one then sold it and now they want another go round. It wouldn’t surprise me either if a private collector bought it to stash away in a collection. I’ve seen 240Ds and 300Ds sell for much money with obviously many more miles so whoever ends up with this car probably isn’t going to make a bad purchase — if you can justify spending $18,000 on a 240D in the first place.

– Andrew

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI

The W211 E320 CDI has quickly become one of the most desirable cars Mercedes-Benz has produced in the last 15 years or so. These are being dubbed as the modern replacement for all the Mercedes diesel lovers who have had enough of working on their W123 or W126 chassis and want modern technology like active seats, Xenon headlights and things like oh, you know, working air conditioning. What these cars boil down to is an inline-6 turbo diesel engine that doesn’t need DEF and will return you a consistent 35 mpg (or more) with any major issues. It’s paired up to the stout 722.6 gearbox like everything else from this era and is a transmission that is well worth owning. Unfortunately, these CDIs were only available in America for the model years 2005 and 2006 before moving to a V6 Bluetec in 2007 and beyond. Now over 10 years later we know we’ve seen the last of diesel engines that are easy enough to service at home and return great performance, values have remained strong compared to the gas models from the same years. So when this 2005 popped up for sale in New York, I thought I’d take a closer look.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI on eBay

Year: 2005
Model: E320 CDI
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 210,056 mi
Price: $7,500 Buy It Now

Our 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 CDI diesel – flint gray over cubanite. One owner from new – religiously maintained with an open checkbook primarily at Mercedes Benz and a private MB diesel technician. Recent Michelin tires and full suspension refresh with four wheel alignment. Everything including water pump, thermostat, fuel filter, glow plugs, transmission and differential fluid flush, SBC pump done. Over $20k in receipts from MB. All records in hand. Options include dynamic seats, adaptive bi-Xenon headlights, Harmon Kardon sound with navigation and 6 disc CD changer, privacy shades (side and rear glass), upgraded 16″ sport wheels and Elegance package, which includes a rare woodgrain multifunction steering wheel. Will include Thule roof rack and hitch as shown with purchase, both of which were used once or twice. Runs and drives beautifully, very strong – would not hesitate to drive anywhere. Includes all manuals, records/receipts, spare tire with tools and key. Just over 210k highway miles from travel between CT and Long Island.

The body is excellent – there is a scratch next to the driver side fog light that may be able to be polished out and ~1″ scratch on the rear bumper. Passenger fog lens will need replacing. Otherwise no discernible dings/dents. The wheels are straight/true but could use cosmetic refurbishing.The interior is beautiful – the driver and passenger dynamic seats work wonderfully. All options work as they should. There are two parallel hairline cracks in the wood steering wheel around the 2 o’clock position. The rear seat behind the driver is worn and could use leather reconditioning. Very clean otherwise. Does not detract from the generally excellent condition.
Overall a first rate example of a legendary diesel Mercedes product – particularly special as MB has discontinued importing diesel cars into the US indefinitely. Carfax Certified, no accidents, one owner car. Inspections before bidding are encouraged – serious buyers only – send name and phone number to discuss by phone.

$500 deposit by PayPal due within 24 hours of winning bid – balance due in cash/bank wire or verifiable cashiers check within 3 days of auction close – vehicle to be picked up within 3 days of payment unless prior arrangements have been made.

This 2005 was clearly used as a long haul driver based on its roof crossbars, tow hitch, multiple scuffs on the outside and some heavy wear in spots on the inside. Honestly, for 210,000 the wear is a little more than what I’d like to see for 210,000 miles but at the end of the day it’s all just cosmetic things. What really matters is this is a one owner car that was “religiously maintained with an open checkbook”. The OM642 is a stout engine without any major issues besides the ‘Black Death’ which is caused from injector leakage that causes black goo in the injector compartment on top of the cylinder head. You also have to deal with the wtih the idiosyncrasies of the SBC braking system but that’s nothing you can’t deal with at home as long as you are careful. Fortunately with this car the SBC pump, as well as a pile of other repairs, has already been completed.

At $7,500, this isn’t a bad price for what the current market of W211 CDIs is showing. Really nice examples that are optioned pretty heavy trade for over $10,000 regularly with lower mileage cars creeping towards $15,000. If you can live with the cosmetic issues, this would be a really great buy if you are looking to keep racking up the miles without having too much worry. I’ve seen examples of these cars with well over 400,000 miles so while you are probably fine with long-term durability, you still need to buff out those foggy headlights every so often.

– Andrew

1997 Mercedes-Benz E300

They say looks aren’t everything and that it’s what inside that really counts. Sometimes that’s the case with cars but a lot of times, well, it’s not. Sure, it’s great to have both but if you don’t want to spend a ton of money on vehicle you might be settling with one or the other — maybe neither. Today’s 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 in Wisconsin has it’s fair share of exterior flaws and wasn’t the most handsome car to begin with, but it’s got a good soul and is ready for many miles of dependability.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 on eBay

Year: 1997
Model: E300
Engine: 3.0 litre inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 279,933 mi
Price: Buy It Now $3,200

Please read through the ad, I’m going to do my best to describe what this car is all about. Most ads I’m seeing are honest looking looks with a lot of hidden nonsense. This is an honest car with everything put up front.
I’ll also preface this by saying this car has very typical W210 body rust problems. They do not extend to the underside of the car, surprisingly! The entire underside has been treated multiple times and show’s no sign of troubles. The rockers are solid, the spring perches are perfect, and the control arms are newer. So all the major rust concerns on the car have been addressed and are kept up on. My next step with this car would be body work, but it’s time to move on.

I have an autocheck printed out from a year or so ago, if I remember right I’m the 6th or 7th owner (hopefully you can verify this through eBay’s autocheck) but the car had two accidents in the early 00’s….BY THE SAME LADY, a month or so apart!!! I actually got a hold of her as she was local and the two or three receipts I have are from her. She nailed an oddly offset light pole at very low speed. So just behind the driver headlight you can see some wrinkles in the metal. It’s all original metal, nothing was cut out/welded, etc. The hood and fender were replaced – the core support and fender supports are original and untouched

So if you’re reading this far, here’s as much as I can think to write about this car. Genuinely, the only thing this car needs is a southern parts car or something to donate it’s body pieces to finish it off and make a gorgeous car. I’ll have pictures of everything I can show. Total disclosure here, there’s nothing to hide – the car’s history is out there anyway lol

In November of 2014 I bought this car in fairly poor condition. By poor, I mean the car probably should’ve been written off. The owner tried doing veggie, thankfully didn’t get past halfway installing the system. The driver side trunk well has a hole cut out for fuel lines to run through and the rear hat shelf has a tank gauge or something stuck into it. Car wouldn’t start, all the glow plugs were dead, etc. For some odd reason I took a liking to it and started rebuilding it and using it as a daily driver/cross country cruiser for myself. I received NO prior service history for the car – however in the past 2 1/2 years of me owning it, I’ve put in upwards of $4500 in parts. I don’t use URO or garbage aftermarket parts. Everything I buy is either from wholesale MB or the best of aftermarket parts. Every last receipt I have for the car is organized in sheet protectors and is neatly organized by date in a binder. I do it for every one of my cars. I work on MB, so my labor was free. This car’s been dubbed the “AsthmaticMG” among the Chicago area MB crowd – I also have some blog posts about the car “artisanexcite.blogspot.com” just search DailyDiesel. Reason for sale? I just picked up a W211 and am in the process of bringing that back from hell and doing the same thing I did with this car. I seem to have a perverse satisfaction with daily driving and rebuilding doomed cars. Gives me something better than drugs to do, I suppose.

UPGRADES:
This car is nearly entirely fitted with period genuine AMG and other factory options:
– The entire interior (not the dash, still gray) has been converted to the black perforated heated, orthopedic AMG leather. the seats need the heated seat harness and the vacuum tubes put in to function.
– AMG door panels
– black birdseye maple interior wood trim (not the shifter console, but I do have one to include, has wrong holes though)
– the correct AMG sway bars with springs
– RARE factory Hella XENON headlights
– facelift AMG taillights (trunk light plastics had to be modified to fit to prefacelift trunk)
– even the AMG floor mats are in place (slowest E55 in the world)
– front and rear prefacelift AMG bumpers
– facelift AMG sideskirts
– two tone SPORT shift knob
– W202 SPORT “sportline” steering wheel (slightly smaller diameter than stock)
– LED lighting all throughout the car
– not really an upgrade per se, but the car has a CURT hitch installed.

Please note: the 18″ AMG wheels will NOT be included with this sale. The wheels stay with me as I went through hell finding them. They can be sold for $900 additional should you want them. The car will be rolling on rare euro special order 16″ wheels with stock size winter tires. I may have some sort of MSW 17″ to include with the car. Two tires are Pirelli and two are michelin I think. They need to be balanced for sure.
ENGINE/Transmission:

Around writing this ad, the engine will be just about ticking over 280K miles. I bought the car with 234k miles and have driven it 800 mile round trips regularly and have crossed the country a few times with it (have a picture of this car on Pikes Peak and in front of the Classic Center in Irvine, CA).

– injectors rebuilt with monark nozzles and all balanced to 120bar
– all the fuel lines, plastic and rubber, have been replaced
– glow plugs were replaced when I bought the car at 234k miles
– fuel filters are changed every 2nd oil change (i have a bunch to include with the car, ill have new ones on for a new owner)
– oil changes are done every 3500 miles with 15W-40 Delo or Delvac and a Hengst filter, I never miss a change. the engine burns no oil and does NOT LEAK in between oil changes!!
– i put a new conductor plate in the trans when it was bought and serviced the trans at the same time. trans was serviced again 8k miles ago. a month ago I put in a new connector plug as I noticed it was seeping.
– Trans shifts like it should. no delays, no smelly or dirty fluid. doesn’t leak a drop.
– flex discs and center support done last year
– injection pump was just pulled out to reseal it and adjust pump timing
– diff was drained/filled 6 months ago

SUSPENSION/Brakes:

Everything suspension related was done from 234k miles to now

– moog tie rods
– moog ball joints
– moog control arms
– rear has brand new subframe bushings front and rear
– new hub carrier bushings
– new rear toe arm, new “torque” arm
– A 4 corner FULL brake job was done on the car last year. New brake hoses front and rear, all 4 calipers were rebuilt and painted gold, brake pads and rotors are made by Brembo. Total brake fluid flush done at the same time
– engine mounts done
– trans mount has been polyurethane reinforced

*** Wheels on car in pics are not included. 17″ MSW’s as well as a set of 16″ with winters will be include ******

EXTERIOR

– it’s got rust and dents folks, what can i say
– AMG everything

Overall

A lot more was done to the car that would be too much to list. Lots of small parts were bought, etc. I bought a brand new key for it when I first started driving the car. Has a new shut off valve, new K40 relay, etc etc. List goes on, ask me whatever you want to know and I’ll tell you if it’s been done or not.

– Major AC components were replaced with NEW. AC works GREAT. New compressor, drier, condenser… AC is ICE COLD.
– because the car didn’t come with a spare tire, i found a BRAND NEW one and stuck a good new tire on it. 17″

WHAT IT NEEDS/Notables

– blower motor is off balance it seems. it works perfectly and quietly, but if it’s on the 3rd speed you can hear the cage sort of tapping the housing. Functions well and strong otherwise.
– sunroof tilts, but doesn’t go back. it’ll go back a little, but that’s it. Definitely needs cables, haven’t looked into it otherwise.
– if it ends up in california, the exhaust does have a magnaflow diesel cat installed as the factory one was missing. I think it’s too far back in the exhaust stream as the exhaust has a little bit of a rasp to it. I’m not sure if magnaflow cats are Cali compliant. EGR is “bypassed” so it doesn’t soot up the intake. It’s VERY easily reversible and i’ll include parts to do so.
– body work
– thrust arms for the rear suspension. the tires don’t wear badly, but the car feels like it’ll shimmy if a rear wheel drops onto a wet sewer cap or very crowned road.
– passenger front wheel bearing – I WILL BE REPLACING this as soon as it comes in. Quality part with receipt will be stuck in the binder like everything else.
– doesn’t need them, but I never did the shocks so as far as i know they might have 280k miles on them. car is tight and doesn’t bounce, so do with this what you will.

This car will be ready to cross the country!
Have a couple pictures here, will be adding pictures of the underside soon! here

Make me an offer! Please be reasonable. The parts on this car alone would make it more worthwhile to just part out. I’d rather see it continue on and would love for a new owner to take her over 300k and beyond.

So, with listing close I need a $500 deposit within 48 hours. From there, you’ve got all the time in the world to come pick up the car. I don’t care how long it takes you. I’d like to receive full payment within 14 days of close. You’ll have plenty of time to organize shipping or pick up. Please don’t hesitate picking the car up – it’ll make it cross country without a problem. Pay for my fuel and a way back home and I’ll drive it to you! Might end up being cheaper than shipping anyway and I do these sorts of trips all the time.

For the looks of it, you can probably tell this isn’t your typical W210 diesel. The owner, a great guy in the Mercedes community, has pulled parts from various other W210s to give it look of a sporty AMG-like version both inside and out. The front and rear bumper were pulled from the 1999 pre-facelift E55 AMG while the side skirts and taillights came from the facelifted E55. Inside, you find more W210 AMG parts like the seats, door panels and the wood trim. These are all huge improvements are the pre-facelifted E300 felt and looked like a sterile operating room. Everything was plain and cold without having much styling. Just adding all these bolt-ons did wonders for the car. Of course being a W210 from the mid-west with almost 280,000 miles on it, you are going to deal with rust. The good thing is that nothing is structural and you can shop around for clean fenders and doors if you really wanted to freshen things up.

This being a 1997, it combines the last year of the non-turbo OM606 engine with the first year of the 722.6 transmission. In my opinion this makes it the best W210 diesel to get by far because what I want out of a diesel car is efficiency and reliability. Yes, it only has 155 lb·ft of torque but again, I’m not looking for a drag racer here. I’ll happily take consistently averaging 35 mpg in comfort from a car like this.

As for the price of $3,200, I think it’s totally fair seeing as what’s all gone into this car. The repairs and maintenance list looks to be a mile long and it sure is assuring to know that it came from someone who understands this car completely. If you aren’t bothered by the rust, a few thousands dollars to have a car that is comfortable, looks great, gets great mileage and almost completely sorted through, is well worth it in my eyes.

– Andrew

1990 Mercedes-Benz 250TD

One of the great questions in my life is, after the massive success of the W123 300TD, why Mercedes-Benz decided to import the W124 300TD for one year only to the United States in 1987. Maybe it was too expensive as it cost $42,500, which is a whopping $91,000 in 2017 buying power. Whatever the reason aside, this caused Mercedes-Benz diesel lovers to this day to snag these W124s up and keep them as long as possible. So when I was alerted to an imported 250TD that also had a manual transmission, I had to check it out.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 250TD on eBay

Year: 1990
Model: 250TD
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,293 km (59,212 mi)
Price: Buy It Now $10,990

Up for auction, an ultra rare 1990 Mercedes 250TD 5 Speed (Factory original), equipped with A/C and power sunroof and leather.
The vehicle was part of an estate that I acquired a while ago in Barcelona (Spain).

This is a NO BRAINER, at such giveaway price it will sell fast, there is NO WAGON 5 speed diesel low mileage equipped like this (leather, A/C…) in the whole country!
Smart buyer will “Buy it now” and run with it. EXCELLENT BUY. NONE FOR SALE, BE SMART !

The Mercedes was seating in a climate controlled garage. The vehicle is extremely nice as seen on the pictures, I would say; way above average ! Being an import, the gauges are still in KM.
The black leather seats are in outstanding condition, headliner and carpeting as well as the cargo space all nice.
Paint is very shinny, NO fading.
Color original
Paint is original.
A/C blow very cold
Straight as an arrow
All electric works
Pneumatic locking works
Tow package
No bearing noises, no shaking at high speed
Mechanically wise, the car runs and drive as it should, very smooth ride 35MPG+ diesel.
Clutch, brakes, exhaust are in pretty good condition.
No abnormal noise or smoke.
Headliner is good
Sunroof close and open fine
Very reliable vehicle and very safe
Has been serviced, and can be driven anywhere.
This is a non smoker car, no pets either.
eBAY does not recognize Euro vin, here we go: WDB1241851F156560

Great buy for a Mercedes enthusiast, collector or if you in search of a 5 speed wagon that will ran for 1,000.000 miles there it is.
Now for the defects, 2 doors speakers are damaged, some light scratches in the car but way over average, and 1 nick in the windshield. Awesome vehicle.

Register in Florida, and sold with a clear FL title.
I require a $500 non refundable deposit at the end of the auction, and the remainder within 5 days at the latest by wire transfer, cash, or certified funds.
I need at least 3 days notice as I travel a lot for my work.
Sold as is, where is, no warranty expressed or implied, no trades this is a private sale.

If needed I can assist with shipping, please note I need a couple of days notice as I sometime travel out of state for my job.
Good luck

This is a really interesting build of a W124. It has a manual transmission, manual windows, manual climate control but has the same leather seats out of the amazing W124 500E. I knew this was too good to be true and according to the VIN, those seats should be cloth. Either way, that’s a nice upgrade to have if you prefer leather. Under the hood is the OM602 diesel engine and for my money, it’s probably the second best diesel engine Mercedes ever produced behind of course the OM616/617. These engines don’t have problems with the heads like the later OM603 models and will easily get you 30 mpg even on a bad day. Some might even argue they’d take the 602 over the 616/617.

The asking price for this wagon is almost $11,000 and at first scoffed thinking that was kind of high, but then I thought about it and realized I can’t argue with the seller for asking that. This combination is probably the best diesel Mercedes wagon you can buy. It has everything to last you 500,000 miles or more in a chassis that is totally comfortable to drive everyday if you wanted it. If you told me to pick the components and package them together, it would probably end up looking exactly like this. So if you are state side and looking for the ultimate Mercedes diesel estate, this one might just be it.

– Andrew

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300GD

Earlier this week I looked at a ex-military Mercedes G-Wagen in a 1987 240GD. Today is another 1987 ex-military G-Wagen but this one is setup to be a little more livable — at least for what it is. Unlike Monday’s truck, this one has a roof, a radio and is even capable of keeping up with traffic. But let’s not get carried away, you are still a long way away from cruising to the mall while taking photos for Instagram with your Starbucks cup leaning against the steering wheel. So let’s take a look at this Dutch 300GD.

CLICK FOR DETAILS:  1987 Mercedes-Benz 300GD on eBay

Year: 1987
Model: 300GD
Engine: 3.5 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,606 km (44,493 mi)
Price: Buy It Now $25,995

Ebay does not reconise European Vinnumbers: WDB46131017053012

G-zuna is very pleased to offer this nice G Wagon with Low Milage and in a unique shape
Very Rare Unique Overlander/Expedition
G Class with a Rebuild OM 603 Turbodiesel (Engine is redone)
Stick 5 and lots of features like the sandplates with hidden storageboxes, special sparewheel holder.
Two difflocker
High and low gear
Powerstearing
Tembo Roofrack
Warrior whinch with Plasmastrand and a very nice whinchbumper and together with the black Brushguard it looks really impressive.
Runningboards and Alloy in black. High-Jack in the storage box and lots of light on the car as you can see on the pictures.

Don’t get me wrong, this is still very much a bare bones G-Wagen where comfort is an afterthought. This truck was setup to work judging by all it’s accessories and specifically the built in storage boxes that fold open. That is something I rarely see even on the ex-military trucks. The engine is the OM603 3.5 liter diesel that was notorious for cracked heads and bent rods but according to the seller it was rebuilt so I’d assume a new head was fitted to fix this. Unlike the 240GD which used a 4-speed manual, you get an extra gear with this truck which will help you actually maintain a cruising speed on the highway if you chose to do so. Inside, you don’t get much and the rear cargo area is nothing but two metal boxes and some hung plywood.

For almost $26,000, you are getting a hell of a G-Wagen that is probably best suited for exploration and overland travel. Keep in mind this 300GD is in the Netherlands so you’d probably be looking at over $30,000 to bring it state side. This is a lot of money for not a lot of luxury. But you probably aren’t really interested in that if you are even looking at one of these. For someone who lives for the outdoors and wants a pretty capable machine to conquer it, this G is tough to argue.
– Andrew

1987 Mercedes-Benz 240GD

If you are shopping for a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, you have a couple choices. Those choices range from the military-spec models with steel floors and 65 horsepower to the “I had no idea that was even possible” G500 4×4² with portal axles and everything in between. Today’s G for sale outside of Philadelphia is one of those military-spec models that has been softened up a little just to make living with one of these bricks on wheels a little more bearable.

CLICK FOR DETAILS:  1987 Mercedes-Benz 240GD on Philadelphia Craigslist

Year: 1987
Model: 240D
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed maunal
Mileage: 41,822 km (25,986 mi)
Price: $24,000

Well sorted 1987 Mercedes Benz 240 GD with only 26,XXX miles. Truck runs great and is a blast to drive. Everything works as is expected. Looks great with new interior, paint and soft top.

Power to the G-Wagen is provided by a naturally aspirated OM616 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder diesel which is known for its durability. This is the engine that has received recognition for reaching the 1,000,000 mile mark without a rebuild.

The Transfer Case and Differential Lockers make this one of the most capable 4X4s on the market. Power flows through the transfer case which is adjustable on the fly – 4×2 High, 4×4 High, 4×4 Low. Front and Rear Differentials are lockable independently with pull knobs.

This 1987 240GD is a ex-military truck that has been modernized to the best of the sellers ability to make this G a little easier to live with day-to-day. It has a leather steering wheel and seats, a new fabric top and paint that isn’t camouflaged. But truth be told, this thing is still quite Spartan. It still has the tiny OM616 diesel engine, no radio or air conditioning, the floors are still steel and the toughest pill to sallow, it has a top of speed of about 55 mph. When I say 55 mph, that doesn’t mean it can cruise comfortably at that speed, that means at 55 mph that little 2.4 liter inline four is screaming at the top of it’s little lungs. Of course this thing being a brick on wheels doesn’t help things either.

The price of $24,000 is fairly reasonable for a military 240GD that has been gone through and this specific truck is probably one of the nicest ones I’ve seen. In my opinion, I’d be spending that $24,000 on a G that is much more livable than this one. Unless I really wanted a G-Wagen that I could take the top off of, there are probably much better routes to take to get your G-Wagen fix.

– Andrew

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.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D on eBay

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.

The prices of nice W114/115s have been steadily rising over the past few years and while $8,900 seems like a lot for one, it’s tough to argue this one isn’t worth it. It’s probably one of the nicest 220Ds I’ve ever seen that was actually used. The only problem with these cars is that driving them is that 60 horsepower out of the OM615 is dangerous in situations where you need speed keep up with traffic. Around town or a leisurely cruise isn’t a problem, but you’ll be making a lot of enemies in this thing if you plan on doing freeway travel. Other than that, this W115 is a winner.

– Andrew

1995 Mercedes-Benz E300

I never tire of a facelifted Mercedes-Benz W124. Once the shackles of ugly headlights were released, the W124 turned into quite the handsome sedan. If you combine the already great W124 with the OM606 diesel engine you are left with a package that extremely economically and something that can last a very long time. That’s exactly what we have today in this 1995 E300 for sale in Virginia.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 on Charlottesville Craigslist

Year: 1995
Model: E300
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 324,801 mi
Price: $2,500

1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel

*NO Trades* *Local pick up only, No exceptions*

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324,801 miles

only one other previous owner

Virginia title in hand

No accidents

Clean CarFax History

a well maintained Mercedes from their best era

I’ve owned this vehicle for the past five years, it’s treated me very well. I’ve recently purchased a newer car which is the reason for the sale.

When it comes to MPG, I usually get about 35/45 city/hwy — my best ever was traveling from Charlottesville to Charleston, SC; Car fully loaded with luggage with two people we got 900 miles worth of cruising range on a single tank.

The vehicle was extremely well optioned for its day: Has the full large sunroof, heated front seats, electric mirrors, electrically adjustable seats, drivers and passengers airbag, ABS, ASC (traction control). It does have an aftermarket headunit with a aux port so you can listen to music. It does have some BMW floor mats instead of the original mercedes mats.It has some minor wear and tear but all the photos included in this ad detail any of its minor imperfections. It’s a really honest and clean car considering it’s age. Everything works and there’s no known faults or issues.

In preparation for the sale, I’ve completed these service items within the past thousand miles:

coolant flush

brake fluid flush

power steering flush

new serpentine belt

new serpentine belt tensioner assembly

new tires on all four corners & alignment

new glow plugs

new engine air filter

new fuel filters (both main and pre-filter)

oil and filter change — I commonly use Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 during most of the year and 0W-40 during the winter to help with the colder weather starts [5000 miles usually between oil changes].

Stipulations for sale: Must have cash or certified bank check in hand, must be willing to meet at a reasonable time of day in a public place in order to process the purchase. All sales are final.

This E300 has lived a full life with it approaching 325,000 miles but I’m willing to bet it has a lot more left to give. Looking at the ad description, the seller has already replaced a bunch common maintenance items including the glow plugs, which is never a fun job on the OM606. Speaking of, this engine is surely capable of hitting 40 miles per gallon and with its giant fuel tank, 900 miles on a fill up isn’t unheard of. Spruce Green is one of my favorite colors and while the interior does show some wear, it’s nothing that can’t be overlooked given the price of a mere $2500.

The price, in my opinion, is more than reasonable for this car. You are getting a ton of value for very little money and a good maintenance history to make it up. 1995 was the last year of the W124 and as long you can stay on top of maintenance, I’m not seeing a downside to owning this specific E300.

– Andrew