1971 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series
For Sale is a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D. This unusual car is finished in 717 Papyrus white with a green MB tex vinyl interior. It is equipped with a floor shift 4 speed automatic, ir conditioning, ecker California AM radio and the wonderful OM615 diesel engine. We have all of the original purchase documents with the vehicle, nd it is a genuine 2 owner car. It was sold new at L.P. Evans Mercedes-Benz in Miami to Mrs. Carrie Patterson Smith of Melbourne. I first came across this car in 2005 when her son sold it one of our customers. The pictures tell all- we have all of the manuals, he tool kit and the documents related to her registration and insurance over the years. The current condition of this car is reflective of how long it has sat- roughly 4 years. When it was acquired in 2005, t had sat some more, ut fluid services were performed and items like tires and brake hoses were replaced, nd it was used again until about 2009. The second owner did not do this car justice, nd when he tired of it, e parked it. We recently rescued it from him and got it running again. Here are the car’s strengths: -Excellent green interior and dash. Carpets are deteriorating, ut are still usable. - Excellent transmission and rear axle. Transmission was completely resealed in 2007. - Good key structural points on body, uch as firewall, hannels in unibody and frontal area. -Doors are mostly free of rust, s are C-pillars and rear quarters -Healthy compression [310-305-310-315]- valves not adjusted. -Engine does run, as good temperatures, ood oil pressure, tc. -AC system was functioning new hoses and expansion valve were replaced in 2006. -Maintenance was kept up until 2006. Here are the cars weaknesses: -Rust repair needed to floor pans, runk floor, ront fender bottoms and a little bit on the rockers. All of these items are repairable and do not require great expense. -Injection pump does not deliver fuel on number three delivery valve, aking starting and idling difficult. Injection pump will need to be rebuilt, nd we can assist the buyer in this process for a separate fee. -Paint is in poor condition. While this car is not currently a roadworthy car, t is a very good project car. We DO NOT encourage you to bid if you are going to use the car for parts, r if you are uncertain of whether or not you can handle this kind of work. This car should go to a good home where it will be rehabilitated and enjoyed by someone who is passionate about older Mercedes diesels. Please look at our extensive photos, nd enjoy bidding on this lovable little 220D!