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Old 02-16-2004, 03:00 AM
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Save a parts car !

Apparently scrap steel prices are up...at least two parts yards in my area are crushing bunches of old cars. One place told me they had just crushed a couple hundred, including a '68 Benz. They also told me they were about to CRUSH some more, so I brought home a rear ended, manual, '74, 240D that was 99% complete. They said this was the last Benz they had left .

Won't you join me ? Save a parts car in your area !

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:11 PM
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I'd LOVE to get the 116 450SE that's in the junkyard now. I just KNOW there's nothing wrong with it and I could have another awesome car for very little cash!

But I have nowhere to store it until I could work on it when it was possible (warmer weather a requirement!)
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:18 AM
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I'd LOVE to get the 116 450SE that's in the junkyard now....But I have nowhere to store it until I could work on it when it was possible (warmer weather a requirement!)
Tom,

Too bad you can't get that car ...sounds like a good one.

I'm also contemplating a 450SE, circa '74 , blue on blue, not running, pretty straight body, needs paint and seats done and offered to me for $300.00. I think it can be had for less. Should I get it ?

I live on 200 acres w/large shop , no "junk" car restrictions and 60+ degree weather predicted this week.
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:22 AM
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If the price is right, why not?

This one had no tears on the interior (seats, couldn't see carpet) and the engine turned freely and had fresh oil in it. The body was great and so was the paint, except for a dent that probably occured when they put it in the yard.

Other than the dent and a bent tie rod (from where it was hooked) and 2 missing parts someone already grabbed, I could see nothing wrong with it!
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:23 AM
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Bummer for me was finding a 115 4-spd 220D at Bowling Green boneyard that was *better* than my rusty 240D daily driver....... I tried to negotiate swap with junkyard owner - but he surrenders all titles to state capitol when he bags his cars.

Brad, if you've never owned or driven a 116 - there's nothing like it for eating up pavement at very high speeds, say on 200 mile runs at 95mph.
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:06 AM
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Brad, if you've never owned or driven a 116 - there's nothing like it for eating up pavement at very high speeds...
240DieselDog,

I don't think I have ever driven a 116...They sound like a great "Interstate" car. I think this car would be sweet with a 617 engine and a 4-speed manual.
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:00 PM
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Brad, they imported 116 with 617 engine in '79 and early '80, i think.... conversion of gas to diesel is major head-ache with electrics, vacuum, etc.

Last Summer I was driving Euro 280SEL 4-spd 116 and spoke with shop about 617 conversion.... mechanic said he'd rather put 4-spd tranny into existing 300SD/116 than swap engines.

I finally sold the car on account of relocation - and it was too much car for me - litterally a job keeping it under 80mph. Hell, at 70mph I was downshifting into 3rd gear.

Everything you hear about the 116 being ultimate land yacht is true!!! They also came with varied final drive gear ratios..... mine had 3.60 differential.

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