Sky Blue Mercedes 240D Diesel
Price: - Item location: Benicia, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 250,157
- VIN: 12312312044586
- Color: Sky Blue
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Mercedes-Benz 200-SeriesThis is a family owned Mercedes that my husband's Grandfather bought new for his wife in 1977. It is not particularly loud for a diesel, no louder than it has been as far as I can tell. It runs normally with no smoke and it easily makes freeway speeds, 80mph plus, although as it is an automatic non-turbocharged diesel from the 70's so it takes a bit of time to accelerate.
There is one serious maintenance issue however. the alternator does not currently have a belt on it. My husband drove it every day, morning and night, for over a month without realizing that it was not charging. as it is a diesel, and everything on it that is critical to making it run is mechanical (fuel pump, injector pump) or vacuum powered (door locks and power brakes) as long as it is started it'll keep running as long as there is fuel in it.
I am using this auction to help raise money for a mission trip I am taking to Northern Uganda in August. There is a team of 6 of us going from New Harbor Community Church in Benicia, CA to teach and train women from Northern Uganda, Eastern Congo, Southern Sudan and Western Kenya. We expect to have 100 women total, who we will be bringing personal hygiene kits to as well as picture books to teach then about the Bible.
Please consider making a bid on this item. If you win I will be able to provide a tax deduction slip for your support. Thank you.