1973 Mercedes Benz 406d Diesel Camper Van Bus Project- 508d 309d hanomag unimog
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: Sprinter
- Type: Van Camper
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 138000
- VIN: 00000000000000000
- Color: Red
- Engine size: OM 616
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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Import from Germany via the Netherlands, 1973 Mercedes Benz 406d camper. High roof. Probably the only of it's kind in North America. It ran to where parked a year ago but has (badly) blown head gasket & serious rust issues & roof leaks etc.
Camper interior, not a bad start to a project overall but there are some serious areas of water damage, wood rot, rust & etc.
Mechanically besides the blown head gasket, everything including the transmission, brakes, suspension, axles, radiator, etc was solid. Sale includes some service etc history, and a large sack of hard to find Repair & Parts / Service Manuals
406d = 400 series merc commercial bus truck chassis, 60hp engine (yes really only 64-ish hp, but gearing makes it not too bad), 55-60mph top cruising speed (100km/hr), 18-20mpg, includes straight veggie oil conversion installed never used (no tank or filter). Manual trans good shape, dual rear wheels, fairly low original kms at around ~139,000kilometers. Its been on at least 2 long trips across the continent & I would love to find a dedicated new owner who might take it on more adventures.
Could also make a great Food Truck or Tiny Hom, or something along those lines..
Rear dinette converts into double bed, propane 3 burner stove, sink, propane catalytic heater, under counter Norcold 12v/120v fridge w/freezer (*optional, at very reasonable, extra cost), 12v efficient lighting, 1200w inverter. Needs batteries. Cot system for 3rd bed above driver & passenger seat. 200w solar panel & charge controller (*optional extra cost)
Upper platform bed has cushion not pictured, stored elsewhere. Mosquito screens. Upper bed above driver... has water damage from front window leaking. Upper cabinets also some wood water damage. Stripped exterior caulking & never finished so some water got in especially frront upper window. Bathroom/closet behind driver is a blank canvas (empty), behind that room for bench/seating or desk etc. King coal antique pot belly wood stove (*optional extra cost). 2 Large skylight/s need work. (Epoxy sealing & interior trim). Galvanized & riveted roof overall good shape but where it meets steel van body rusty in spots. ROOF- Needs at minimum a good coat of aluminized rv rubber roof coating.
Rear dinette converts into full size bed, rear cushions pretty good cond, propane 3 burner stove.. Clean WA state title in my name, current collector plates so not expired, currently, road legal. Possible tow with AAA RV plus upto 100 miles..available for fairly cheap
For sale locally so I reserve the right to delete ad at any time. May trade for mini skidsteer (aka bobcat) or possibly 26-30ft gooseneck flatbed trailer
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Location 9822, North Bellingham
Shipping is the responsibility of buyer, I can help arrange if needed. Must be moved within 14 days unless prior arrangements are made. access any time. thanks for your consideration
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139,000km= 86,000 miles. Regarding the suspected blown headgasket I did not notice any mixing of oil & coolant. I believe the original cause was weep hole in the waterpump, overheated (but shut off as soon as temps got into the red) and after that it quickly dumps the coolant out. Leaking coolant passenger side rear of engine area. I haven't tried to start/run it in 2+ months, but ran when parked.. wouldn't be driveable unless you want to chance it locally, and stop every 5 minutes or less to fill with water.
I can provide the VIN to anyone who needs it, ebay wouldn't accept when I tried to type it in. to be clear the front NL euro plate is just for looks, CLEAN WA TITLE on hand. Current collector plates, so not expired, and road legal. Tow should be possible with aaa rv plus upto 100 miles as an option.