BMW E36 325i

Mercedes Benz 240D 3.0

€ 25.950 | 1975 | Diesel

The Mercedes W114/W115 – An automotive icon by itself

This one is quite interesting –  The 5-cylinder Diesel 240D 3.0. A beautifully solid example imported from spain with a working A/C, 4-speed Manual and Service history

  • 5-cylinder Diesel 240D 3.0
  • Spanish, origin, Rust-free
  • 050 White
  • 061 MB-Tex w/ Cloth interior
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Solid, non-restored body
  • 77.361 kilometers / 48.069 miles
  • Including Service book
  • Full set of Manuals/Books
  • 3 owners from new
  • Working A/C
  • Major service done

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The absolute pinnacle of Mercedes engineering in the late 60’s and early 70’s: the world-famous W114/W115. The car was designed by Paul Bracq, was and is elegant and pure. 1,9 million units we’re built between 1968 and 1976 making it one of the best selling cars ever. 
This car was sold new in Ceuja, a Spanish autonomous city in the North coast of Africa and bordered by Marocco. It doesnt get much more south in Europe. Sold by Mercedes Benz S.A. Ceuja  to Mr. Enrique Cherro. He opted for a proper warm-climate spec: White, 4-speed, Cloth inserts and factory A/C. The car was always driven on the same numberplates  CE 4124 A – the plates are still present. The car had its first services at the selling dealer in Ceuja. In the 1980’s the car moved with to its new owner in Logrona, La Rioja, Spain and had its services done at the local Mercedes dealer. 3rd and last owner had the car from 2003 to 2022 – 19 years. Mr. Camara took great care and pride in the ownership of this everlasting Benz – Mainly because he is the president of the Mercedes Benz Club Espana. We have sourced this car in Madrid, Spain earlier this year.

The spec is quite interesting and cool. The OM617 5-cylinder Diesel was introduced in 1974 and came available in the last 2 years of W115 production. Just 53.960 examples we’re built with this engine – just a fraction of a total 1,9 million cars produced. The OM617 has become known to be nearly indestructible and is famous for duty in the W123, G-Wagon, W116 and W126. The 4-speed manual gearbox is quite rare and makes for a quick and modern driving experience. The car has no-sunroof but has A/C. The factory A/C has been serviced and converted to modern R134a gas. The car was delivered new in this color 050 White over a 061 interior and steel wheels. The car’s mileage is documented and the set of books and tools is complete.

What a find, and what a condition. This Mercedes is free of rust and has never been welded. /8’s in such a condition are only to be found in warm, dry climates. Truly something different cars that have been German winters. The white paint is in excellent condition. The brightwork like grilles, trim, bumpers, lights and doorhandles are in excellent condition:  Doorjambs, doorbottoms, jackpoints, sills, trunk and engine-bay are in perfect, solid condition. The paint shines like new and it makes a great impression when seen live.

The interior is clean, original and tight. The materials are of such a high quality: they look fresh 47 years later. Nice clean original carpets, clean headliner. The cloth seats hardly shows it’s age and they feel and sit tight: as you may expect with this mileage. The steeringwheel has proper texture.

The engine-bay looks excellent. The 3,0 liter 5-cylinder makes a lovely Diesel sound. It starts right up, sounds right, makes good power and doesnt smoke or soot. It’s the original, matching numbers, engine and notice that the decal for valve adjustment is still present. The car drives exellent and the transmission shifts beautiful. We have gone through this car completely in our workshop. In short the follwing was done:

  • Engine oil + filter
  • Fuelfilter
  • Airfilter
  • Tierods L +R
  • Brakepads Front + Rear
  • Front Subframe bushings (4x)
  • Alignment
  • Controlarm rubbers
  • Swaybar links 
  • 4 new Tires
  • A/C Service and Converted to R134a

The car comes with the full set of documentation:

Owner’s manual, service-addressbook and ofcourse the servicebook. It shows all the dealer stamps of the services performed. It contains the ‘Wagenkarte’ / Buildsheet with all info. It also containes a Spanish Car-Fax that shows the mileage from 2013 up to now – driven, but very slightly.

Now ready for the next 47 years. Serviced and ready to be enjoyed!

 

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