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1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D – One Owner – Low Reserve

148217 MILEAGE
Diesel FUEL

1978 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 240D Sedan Description:

1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D diesel sedan. One owner with 148,217 original miles. Loaded with factory accessories. Nice color combination. Well maintained. Nice solid original driver. Low reserve.

Bought new at Lancaster County Motors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is a local Lancaster county one-owner, unmolested, well-maintained diesel Mercedes-Benz with 148,217 original miles. Build date 7/78. Purchase date September 16, 1978. Has the original Bill of Sale ($16,780) and factory manuals. Nice original color combination Medium Red (paint code 516) with Bamboo MB Tex interior (code 104). Mostly original paint showing very well. Interior is very nice. The original front seat horse-hair style padding is a bit crunchy. Carpeting, door panels and headliner are very nice and all original. Dash is excellent with no cracks. Becker Europa AM/FM radio with pin-stripe faceplate (not working). Electric windows all work well. Body, chassis and trunk are rust free. This 240D was kept in a heated garage its entire life and rarely parked outdoors. Check out the details under the hood, doors jams, carpeting, rubber seals, trunk, etc. All very nice. Overall a very nice solid original 1970s sedan. Sold as-is where-is. Low Reserve.

VIN: 123123 12 081798

Engine Number: 616912 12 021075

  • Loaded with factory original accessories including Behr air-conditioning
  • Nice paint / interior color combination Red / Bamboo
  • Excellent documentation (original Bill of Sale $16,780, data plate in original owner’s name, owner’s and parts manuals, Hirschmann antenna key, etc
  • Original mileage 148,217
  • Power steering and power brakes
  • Original green tinted glass is all nice
  • 4 Speed Automatic Floor Shift Transmission
  • Original Michelin ZX spare tire and original jack
  • Original never-used tool kit
  • Original Mercedes keys (2)
  • Clock works
  • Never smoked in – ash trays are virgin
  • Solid rust free body, chassis and trunk
  • Small dent in left rear door
  • Valid Pennsylvania title
  • Runs and drives as should
  • One year old battery
  • Sold as-is where-is

Factory Accessory Code Plate Data Summary

  • 426 Power Steering & Automatic Transmission w/ Floor Shift
  • 467 Central locking system and instruments with English Lettering
  • 491 US Version
  • 515 Becker Europa AM/FM radio with pin-stripe faceplate
  • 516G Medium Red body color
  • 542 Lockable glove compartment
  • 570 Front center folding arm rest
  • 584 Electric Windows front & rear
  • 586 Behr Air Conditioning
  • 593 Green Heat-Insulated Glass all around & Heated Rear Window
  • 639 First Aid Box
  • 811 Loudspeaker Sound Package in Rear

Please email with any questions before bidding. Hopefully the above description in conjunction with the photographs presents a clear overview of the cars condition. Serious bidders are invited and encouraged to view the Mercedes-Benz located at our shop in Reading, Pennsylvania 19601, USA. Sold as-is where-is. If interested, call Fred + 1 610 796 1446 eastern time zone. Ebay members with less than 5 positive feedback must communicate with us before bidding. Very reasonable reserve.

Payment terms: $500 non-refundable PayPal deposit within 24 hours of auction end. Balance in cash upon pick-up or bank wire transfer. Full payment must be received within 7 calendar days of end of auction.

Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the auction winner. We will work in full cooperation with the transport company of your choice. Vehicle pick-up must be within 14 days of end of auction. Thank you.


Item location:Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Trim:240D Sedan
Interior color:Bamboo TEX
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear