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Vehicle: 1979 240D
Location: Toledo
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1979 204D Manual tran. FOR SALE

1979 Mercedes Benz 240D – W123

The Good:

Only 166k miles
4 speed manual transmission
Car is fully functional and operates wonderfully
Diesel with WVO components
Glow plugs, brakes, clutch – all good
Valve hoses recently replaced
Interior & exterior lights functioning (including brights and fog lights)
Clear title
Dark red with tan leather interior

The Quirks & Character of a 34 year old car:

Sunroof works but is slow to open and close – sometimes needs a tug
Rear driver-side door currently does not open
Odometer is not reliable
Speedometer has been known to read 5mph faster than actual speed
The stuffing of front passenger seat is falling out giving it a “low-rider” seat
Ignition switch does not always turn off car – when this happens you have to remove your foot from the brake and it will turn off
Fuel overflow hose disconnected
Paint fading on trunk and roof
Zip ties are used to open the hood

The Bad:

Mouth and neck of fuel tank show signs of rust
Rusty rear floorboards, doors and some underside
Will need new tires soon - Accounted for in listing price

The Unique:

This car is converted to run on WVO with a 20 gallon fuel tank in the trunk, Greasecar fuel filter and an auxiliary to main fuel switch and fuel gauge built into the front dash. The car however has had some issues running on WVO – air getting into the fuel lines after running about 5-10 gallons of fuel. Some tweaks were made but as it stands the WVO fuel lines are disconnected so the vehicle has been running on only diesel since winter. A new solenoid valve was purchased to resolve the WVO issue, but I’ve lost my mechanic, so it has not been installed.

This can be a WVO car or the WVO parts can be disassembled and sold – tank alone is worth at least $500. I have no doubt that this car can successfully run on WVO, I’m just ready to move on. If not, the engine has the potential of 400,000 more diesel miles.
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