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SOT: found interesting MBZ today...possible acquisition


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O.K. I dont know why I am so crazy for these types of things but I became very excited today when I was down in the city and stumbled onto a 1979 Mercedes benz 200 sedan. That's right it's a 2.0 litre four! And it's a four speed with manual crank windows and orignal light green non-metallic paint! Orig owner old lady asking $1500 but no one has been calling and I dont think anyone even knows what this old beast is. She brought it over from Germany in the early eighties and it is in nice original condition. It's weird to see a Mercedes without power windows and autobox. Runs good but needs some front end suspension work. Have I completely lost it I dont know but things like this get me so damn excited and now that the 528e beater is toast I can justify getting another "taxi cab" to tool around town in. I know parts are expensive but I can get them at cost, so that's not a big concern. Anyone here ever had one? Asking price is $1500 thinking of offering around $1000. I need help and am addicted to this $hit, -attenuata

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looks just like this but lighter green.

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I learned to drive on a '79 240D that was the same color as the one in the picture. 4 speed, crank windows. What a tank!: 0-60 in 18 seconds.

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When the cars were still built with the Autobahn as inspiration. I have had friends who ran those things forever, and they just kept turning over. If it's got a manual I would go for it. Crank windows are just one less electrical thing that can break

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I have my "go fast" stuff for the weekend's and I do admit to going fast alot of the time so I do need a SLOW vehicle to keep me out of trouble. I used to drive 35h.p. bugs for this reason but have outgrown them and need something a little bigger. This 200 Benz is pretty cool and unique and will be good on gas. I still have three 02's and once the 1600 is done will be a daily driver....and I got a great deal on that '70 VW transporter a few weeks back, you see that's to be my "parts hauler"...everyone needs a parts hauler right??? Man it's a good thing I'm not married. Thanks for the words of advise this board is a great bunch of REAL enthusiasts!

nice Malaga touring for sale in Europe for around $5000 U.S. Alot of nice once still around no need to overpay guys! 1059.jpg

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they kept going and going so nobody bought new ones! they fixed that, tho. now all mercedes builds is garbage! beware of the only real weakness in those cars... the vacuum system that operates every damn thing in the car. can be a real PITA for example if the car ever caught fire behind the dash or whatever. a buddy at my old shop (mercedes specialist) spent two weeks rebuilding the vacuum system under the hood when the battery shorted out and exploded. good luck and have fun!! if nothing else, the 5.6 liter merz V8 *will* fit under that hood!!

-Rob

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THE 123 CARS WERE MADE WITH NO LESS THAN 10 ENGINE

VARIETIES ! 5 WERE GAS & 5 DIESEL .

MY 1982 240 D WAS A BASE MODEL WITH A BLOWN ENGINE .

IT TOO CAME WITH CRANK WINDOWS AND A 4 SPEED .

THE BODY & INTERIOR ARE BEAUTIFUL + IT HAS 5 FORGED ALLOYS .

I GOT THE CAR FOR $400 . SURELY $1000 FOR A RUNNING EURO MODEL IN THAT SHAPE IS A DEAL .

I FIXED THE MOTOR PROBLEM BY INSTALLING A CHEVY

350 AND A T-5 5 SPEED .... IT IS FASTER NOW .

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