This 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240D 4-speed project is finished in Papyrus White (717) over Black MB-Tex and was ordered new by the current owner’s grandfather in 1973. Power comes from a 2.4-liter diesel four cylinder paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Features include a painted sunroof, air-conditioning, manual windows, and a manual antenna. This car is noted to run and drive with videos provided below by the seller. Records included with the car are scarce but the original data plate is provided along with the data card and the original owner’s plate showing the seller’s grandfather’s name. This W115 shows 63k (TMU) miles with one rollover noted and is offered with factory literature, an original first aid kit, and a clean Florida title.
The car is finished in Papyrus White (717) and features chrome-accented North American-spec bumpers and trim, glass headlamps, a sliding sunroof, and chrome side mirrors. The trim, bumpers, and door handles are reportedly original to the car and show some patina and wear. Additionally the paint shows wear, scratches, fading, and rust on each body panel. Detailed photos can be seen in the gallery.
Factory 14″ steel wheels with Papyrus White hubcaps are equipped and wear Advanta tires measuring 195/70 on all four corners. The tires show 2021 date codes and the hubcaps show some wear.
The cabin features seats upholstered in Black MB-Tex with matching door panels, carpets, and dash. The front seats wear black sheepskin covers and the dashboard shows some cracks and fading. An original Becker head unit remains and the cabin features original air-conditioning. Photos of the cabin and truck are included in the gallery. The trunk shows some rust in the floor.
The 2.4-liter OM616 diesel inline-four was factory rated at 64 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque and is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission. The car is noted to run and drive.
This W115 shows 63k (TMU) miles with one rollover noted and is offered with factory literature, an original first aid kit, and a clean Florida title.
The seller has preovided videos showing a walk around, various functions, and driving features.
The W115 cars have become increasingly rare and while this example leaves something to be desired in the cosmetics department, it’s a good driver with a great history and all the patina the modern enthusiast could hope for. These car can very easily be turned into the perfect ratrod with the help of some suspension bits and we've even seen some with some very interesting motor swaps. Whatever your style is, this W115 is a great base to start with. We trust this example will find a home that's more than willing to give the car a second life and keep it in their family for another 50 years.
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