CLASSIC 1982 Mercedes 240D

Price: US $6,000.00 Item location: San Anselmo, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • SubModel: 240D
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 4-door sedan
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 195,230
  • VIN: WDBAB23AXCB329519
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 2.4L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks
  • Fuel: Biodiesel and optional vegetable oil
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, 40-gallon reserve veg oil tank, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1982 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 240D

This baby is in top condition; a rare find. When we bought her ten years ago, he had NEVER been left outside overnight, nd since then, he has been kept snug in our covered carport every night; she also has a high-quality car cover. Because of this, here are no cracks in the dash like you usually find in an older car, nd both interior and exterior are spotless. No one has ever smoked in this car.

Being a diesel, he is still early in her lifecycle (we’ve only put 30,000 miles on her in 10 years); she’s good for many, any more miles.

The engine runs very strong; while the acceleration is sedate, nce you are up to speed she cruises very comfortably at 75 or 80, ith cruise control if you want to use it. The shocks are excellent, ou barely even notice floating over speed bumps.

The radio/cassette deck is original; the radio still works, nfortunately, he cassette deck doesn’t. The antenna is power and raises and lowers with the ignition and a switch. The door locks are also power, orking off a vacuum. The upholstery is like new, nd the original carpets are very clean (we’ve kept them covered with after-market mats).

NADA Guides price report lists the value of this car at $6,800.00

What comes with the car:
  • Original owner’s manual
  • Maintenance booklet
  • Receipts for all maintenance since 2005
  • Spare tire, ull size
  • High-quality cover
  • Frybrid vegetable oil conversion components and manual

History and maintenance: This particular car was purchased new in Southern California by the headmaster of a private school, ho put only 47,000 miles on her during the 10 years he owned her. He had no children, o the backseat has hardly ever been used—the original first aid kit is even still there, ntact. When this owner died, he car passed to a couple who also had no children, nd she was serviced regularly by the Mercedes dealer there.

She was later purchased by a retired pilot in Paso Robles, ho used her to drive back and forth to the small airport there and to the golf course, here she was always admired by his buddies. A knowledgeable auto restoration expert, e did the following work on her:

  • Dash lighting was original and dimmer switch had become marginal; both rheostat and bulbs replaced with genuine Mercedes parts
  • Upgradedboth glow plugs and relay to Bosch plugs and relay
  • Crackedfront bumper replaced with genuine Mercedes bumper
  • Fuel caphad a worn gasket, o replaced cap and gasket with genuine Mercedes replacements
  • Arm restbetween seats had a small crack, o re-upholstered by a Mercedes-recommended shop
  • Soundproofingon inside of hood replaced by Mercedes dealer
  • Other thanregular oil changes and routine maintenance, here was no other work needed – she’s a Mercedes!


Recent maintenance:Allmaintenance since 2005 has been completed by Collie Autoworks in San Rafael, Diamond Certified, actory- and dealership-trained Mercedes facility:
  • Air-conditioning recharged
  • Newalternator in 2014
  • New brakes in 2011
  • New tires in 2010 (odo: 185,087)
  • New transmission and rear shocks 2009
  • Airconditioning system upgraded to new environmentally appropriate freon in 2007

When we purchased the car in 2005, e upgraded her to run on biodiesel, nd did a conversion so that she could also run on waste vegetable oil. Because she has been running on biodiesel/veg oil for 10 years, er fuel system is EXTREMELY clean, nd all hoses are appropriate for biodiesel use. Of course, he could easily run on regular diesel fuel, ut we recommend using biodiesel, ince it is so much cleaner, nvironmentally friendly—and smells like French fries.

Vegetable oil: Because we had some difficulty purging air from the veg oil system after filter changes, e reluctantly decommissioned the vegetable oil circuit, ut have left the 40-gallon vegetable oil tank in the trunk. The fuel lines are still there, apped off, n case you want to run her on vegetable oil. If you do, he fuel transfer relays are available, s well as complete installation instructions and all necessary diagrams.

Sold as-is, o warranty; transportation is the responsibility of the buyer. Winning bidder must forward by PayPal a deposit of $2,000 within 24 hours of winning the auction. The balance is to be paid by cash, ank-issued certified check, r GoogleWallet.