Lot 5011
One Owner 31k mile 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D
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VIN: WDBAB23A4BB220021 Mileage: 31,000

with a 71-hp 2.4L inline four cylinder diesel engine, and a four-speed manual transmission. This was one of Mercedes Benz's most popular platforms, with 2.7 million built from 1976-85. Although performance suffers, it manages 30 mpg in mixed traffic.

Exterior in Black and interior in Palomino MB-Tex. Optioned with a Becker Europa AM/FM with automatic antenna and cassette, cruise control, central door locking, locking glovebox, heat insulated glass and heated rear glass, BEHR air conditioning, and locking differential.

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One owner from new with many documents from purchase including invoice, sales contract, window sticker, factory literature, manuals, warranties, notes, and all service records. Purchased from Diehl Motor Company in York, Pennsylvania. Mileage was 1120 when bought, apparently a Demo vehicle. Notes indicate his first fill up yielded 34 mpg, with a high of 37 mpg. Recent services include; water pump replacement, conversion of A/C to 134, suspension work to front end ball joint, and valve adjustment. Before sale, clutch slave cylinder replaced along with motor mounts, fuel line, Bosch battery, and the brake system flushed. The clutch is smooth as well as the brakes, the car rides better than expected.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

An accident in 2017 with a deer resulted in work performed to the front and left front of the car; work was of a high level, as repairs aren't apparent; tires are aged but have like-new tread and are not dry; some of the interior vinyl trim on the doors is shrinking as expected; Michelin tires in good condition dated 2006; no other apparent concerns.