I'm looking to sell my '69 220 Diesel. It's a great car, but I'm looking at moving several states away and the logistics make this the sensible choice.
This is a great "survivor" car with an interesting story. This 1969 Mercedes 220 Diesel was purchased new in Orlando, and delivered at the factory on their European Delivery program to an engineer on the Space Coast. It was his wife's car until around 1980 when she passed away. It sat in storage until around 2011, when it was brought back to life. Here's a video of this car starting for the first time in 30 years at Pierre Hedary's shop:
The car is mechanically sound, and never hesitates to start right up even on a cold day. Transmission shifts well, it is a column shift automatic.
Engine and transmission are solid as can be.
This car has factory A/C.
It has a factory manual sunroof!
This car has the rare shortwave radio option installed.
This car has the rare front row seat filler, making the front buckets usable as a bench seat.
The factory radio was repaired, and an iPod jack added in a discreet location.
The odometer shows 77k miles. I can't guarantee that's correct but I wouldn't be surprised.
The dash is in very good shape, and the car was clearly kept out of the sun over the years. (It is garaged now.)
New tires in 2012, Toyo whitewalls.
Very little rust, the only rust I've noticed is a small spot inside the driver's fender well.
Glow plug system was refreshed in 2012 and works like a champ.
I have the original factory service manual for the car, as well as several aftermarket books.
Florida DMV was nice enough to let me keep the original 1969 title for historical purposes, but it has a modern title issued in 2012.
It's a great color combo, really striking.
One of the pistons in the right rear brake caliper is sticking, it will need a rebuild or replacement.
That factory A/C is not currently working.
The chrome could use a refresh.
I have the chrome trim for below the trunk, but it is not on the car as they have some dents.
The horn and instrument lights aren't working.
There's a minor vacuum leak I haven't chased down.
This is a great driver as it is, or a good starting point for a restoration. As it is, it gets lots of smiles and waves, and people stop to ask about it or tell you their Mercedes diesel stories. The original owner was a student at UCF, and this car has old UCF/FTU parking permits on it from the late 70's. Kind of cool if you're a UCF alum like me.
I'm looking at moving out of Florida, and would like to find a good home for this car. Due to the brake, I'd say to trailer it if you're going out of Orlando. It should be just fine for a short trip in the Orlando metro.
I've tried to be as honest and descriptive as possible. It's a very solid car, and I'm glad to do a Facetime video call and walk through it with you live for serious buyers, or take high resolution photos of any areas you wish.
Looking for $4900, I have quite a bit more than that in the car. PM me here or email email@example.com