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Old 01-04-2015, 05:54 PM
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Interesting find on Bringatrailer ....

25K Miles: Five Cylinder Turbodiesel Swapped 1979 Mercedes Benz 240D | Bring a Trailer

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Old 01-04-2015, 06:04 PM
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I think that car is in the craigslist turd thread...
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:16 PM
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$22,500? Seriously? That makes this one look cheap: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo *Low Miles* // *Diesel*
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:21 AM
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Turbo 5 in a stripper 240D body and backed with a manual-I like. The price not so much.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:18 AM
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I'd hit it ... except for the price.
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85SD 240K & stopped counting painted, putting bac together. 84SD 180,000. Probably up for sale in the fall 2020 still have it. 85TD beginning to repair to DD status. Waiting on shop to do minor but more than I can do rust.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:11 PM
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14k for the engine? Thats like 2.5x what metric motors charges.

Did the swap the springs? 22.5k let the eyes roll out of my head.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:42 PM
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BaT readers are appropriately calling out this car. It's amazing that something like this makes it on BaT when legit cars have a hard time getting green lights.

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