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For Sale - Free - '73 220D

Yes, free - 1973 220D, White - I bought in late 1977 - built in May '73 - originally a "built-for-Europe" version. My wife says it's been in the driveway long enough - I agree, unfortunately.

(ADDED 24 MAY - 3 items, 1 in Cons, 2 in odds and ends)

Location: Fayetteville, GA (South side of Atlanta)

Best part is the engine.
But there's a lot of rust - worst part is in both front seat floorboards.
Hard/impossible to jack up normally.
Interior needs redoing.
Needs repainting badly.


Engine is an MB Factory re-manufactured 220D 615, which I personally installed in 1990, and then I put 75K miles on it. Not started since 1998. I bought an '85 300D Turbo in late '96 because floorboard rust just not safe anymore.

Other cons / pros :

Cons:

- front bumper slightly dented in
- two rear tires flat
- left rear door has bad rust - it apparently was damaged in some fashion before I had it - the bondo/paint is all coming apart
- windshield/rear window leak (orig windshield, therefore lots of pitting) (rear window's heater has many lines that are inop)
- manual transmission is stuck in neutral (stuck in '98) (it did this also in '81, fixed by MB dealership)
- missing the hood star (but not the holder it goes into)
- A/C compressor probably not good anymore - was going bad
- tail lenses brittle from age - right one broke but re-glued
- (ADDED 24 MAY) The top of the chrome grille has several bad rust spots, and one of the horizontal strips' attach points is not attached.




Pros:

- Engine, as stated above
- clutch pressure plate, disk and throwout bearing replaced new in 1990 w/ engine replacement (only 75K on them)
- new windshield/rear window seals never installed (I have them)
- manual sunroof
- 4 hubcaps, decent cond
- all other glass is intact
- all doors/fenders, hood, trunk lid, body, no dents
- all gauges/speedometer work - in fact, summer 2006 I had to use the '73's entire cluster in my '84 300D Turbo for awhile, because its oil gauge sprung a leak - the oil gauge fitting matched perfectly
- all doors shut like MB doors should (one door's latch is finicky)

Other odds and ends:

- originally a "built for Europe" version, but converted before I bought it - has a European-located right-fender mirror (needs plastic ring to hold mirror in)
- (ADDED 24 MAY) Also, this being a "European version," the back deck's model "nameplate" is "220D", and not "220DIESEL".
- (ADDED 24 MAY) It also has a 200,000km mileage award badge and certificate.
- original Kilometer speedometer went out - replaced in '82 with a 230 (I think) Kilometer speedometer (just happened to be non-US kind - from junk yard in Nebr)
- originally did not have A/C - I installed from a '71 220D in '83 - original console did not accommodate A/C - I replaced all vacuum units in '95
- originally had leveling system, which never seemed to work quite right - - its hydraulic fluid container stayed in place until I installed the A/C, because the receiver/dryer apparently had to go where the container was -- so, if you need a few leveling parts, they're there
- replacement engine does not have leveling system pump (I forgot to specify that for the replacement engine, but then I wasn't planning on hooking the leveling system back up anyway)
- extra red light on rear bumper (a European thing)
- BIG maintenance manual (obtained when I bought the '71 220D)
- original owner's manual, with a few maintenance stickers remaining


I'd really like to see this go to someone who could use the engine. One local guy with a VO/BIO-D home-conversion (done by someone else) '71 220D says he probably should take this engine in case his original goes out, but I haven't heard from him in the last 6 months (he's not mechanically inclined).

I could possibly transport it free in the local Atlanta area, maybe a little further. I need to find out if my son has, or access to, a car trailer.

If I had the time and money, I'd completely redo everything - new floor pan, etc.


Dave H.

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Hi Dave,
I found it. My family lives in FL, so I'm going to contact my brother to see if he has a suggestion for me + shipping or whatever.
Thank you again!
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A year later, still in driveway - but we called a place to pick it up next week (next week being Mon, Apr 28 - they haven't called back for a firm pick-up date yet, though), unless someone here wants it before they get it. How about the hubcaps? Would anyone like those at least ?

Cheers - Dave H. (HomansGA@cs.com)
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My White Knight 220D has been towed to greener pastures on Sat, May 3. I have an unopened hood ornament star (with spring hardware - bought brand new several years ago). I'll put this on a separate post in this forum, and maybe ebay.

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220d

i am interested i live in alabama
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ii can come pick up tomorrow.....i am seriously interested...plz let me know if you still have this...I would want to totally restore this car...
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TO: 932.3 and youngblood --

sorry it's taken me almost 2 years to visit this site, let alone check my last post, but it seemed to be the end of this thread, because my 220D was towed away. And, how ironic your two posts were just 8 & 10 days after tow-day. Isn't that the way it always goes?

If you two would like I can try to find out where it was towed to. I think it stayed close to the Atlanta area.

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