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help on identifying a vintage benz

hi,
i'm new to the forums. joined so i can ask what model this car is. i've had the picture on my computer for a year or two, and always dreamed of having this model benz.
the closest model i've found in my searching is a mid 1970's 240(D). am i close?

sadly, this is the only picture i saved. i know the thread i found it on (not on benzworld), but with my 18kb/s dialup, i dont have the few weeks to search through pages and pages of cars to find this.

if it is a 1970s 240, i'm quite excited, because i found one for sale locally/cheap that runs and is in OK condition, and i may splurge
if not, its back to searching until i find one for sale

thanks for your help,
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is it a w111? if so its from the 60's not the 70's

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It's a W114/115 series car. These came with a plethora of motors, including the 2.4L diesel.

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someone posted these pics in another forum:




by the looks of the front of that, IE clear covered headlights, windshield wipers, chrome bumpers, and black/chrome grill, it looks like an early 220....?

if so, how close in body style/size, etc, is the 240 to the 220? i'm really looking for this model of car, but have only found 240s for sale.

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The car is a 114 or 115 sedan, which includes a variety of models procuded between 1968-1976. Models include 200D, 220, 220D, 230, 240D, 250, 250E, 280, 300D. In addition to the unattractive aftermarket rims, the car has had it's door handles removed -- very strange.

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The car is a 114 or 115 sedan, which includes a variety of models procuded between 1968-1976. Models include 200D, 220, 220D, 230, 240D, 250, 250E, 280, 300D. In addition to the unattractive aftermarket rims, the car has had it's door handles removed -- very strange.
so there would be no body size/style differences between, say, a 1970 model 220 and a 1970 model 240 ? only cosmetic differences, like grill, headlights, trim, etc?
what im getting at is, does the model number designates a difference in cosmetic, not structural/body differences..sort of like with VWs, your base model, a 'GL' model and a 'GLI' model?


sorry, i'm a noob at benz...i'm a VW and subaru guy
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No cosmetic difference at all. Provide the VIN and I'll tell you what it is. The model number indicates the engine.

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so there would be no body size/style differences between, say, a 1970 model 220 and a 1970 model 240 ? only cosmetic differences, like grill, headlights, trim, etc?
what im getting at is, does the model number designates a difference in cosmetic, not structural/body differences..sort of like with VWs, your base model, a 'GL' model and a 'GLI' model?


sorry, i'm a noob at benz...i'm a VW and subaru guy
thanks again
In a Benz, the number designation in the model typically indicates the engine size. 220 = 2.2 liters, 240 = 2.4 liters. When GermanStar said 114 or 115 he was referring to the chassis code that Mercedes-Benz uses to differentiate between body styles. Those with a lot of Benz knowledge refer to the chassis code instead of the model number.

There isn't a specific forum for that model on this forum, but the guys in the Vintage forum might be able to give you more specifics about that car.

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