49,924 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
2.4L 4 cyl Diesel
71 hp @ 4000 rpm*
97 lb/ft torque @ 2400 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 20+ seconds
Top Speed: 83 mph
*Base Price in 1980: $19,162


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • This W123 generation is regarded as the best generation of Mercedes Benz cars ever built. Many books have been written on these models, touting their no-expense spared build quality, reliability, and simplicity
  • “Engineered like no other car in the world.” was the marketing tagline in for the W123
  • There was over a year long waiting list for most models when the W123 began production. Millions spent in technical development and image rebranding had successfully paid off
  • Even at the end of production in ’84/’85, there were still waiting lists for these cars. The only reason Mercedes stopped producing it was because they wanted to sell a newer, more profitable model instead (the W201/W124)
  • The 240D was quite the fuel sipper – it averaged 28 mpg in mixed driving. This is one of many reasons the 240D become popular with cab drivers
  • Speaking of which, a cab driver from Greece became famous for putting 2.85 million miles on his 240D. In fact, this appears to be the 2nd highest mileage ever put on a car, right behind the famous 3 million mile Volvo P1800. His accomplishment is a great testament to this car’s durability
Key Model Year Changes:

  • This car is grouped under the W123 “Second Series” (Aug 1979- Aug 1982)
  • This series, compared to the “First Series” W123 featured a smaller redesigned steering wheel, contemporary interior buttons and toggle switches, a pneumatic headlight leveling system, redesigned seat belt buckles, a new seat fabric, and smaller headrests
  • First year of ABS (as an option)
  • In the autumn 1978 (“First Series”), the power output was increased from 64 hp to 71 hp on the 240D
  • The Turbodiesel engine didn’t arrive in America until 1981
  • The following series (W123 “Third Series”) began September 1982, and featured rectangular headlights, power steering, and optional driver airbag
  • W123 production ended in 1986

Seller Notes:

  • 2nd owner. One owner until 2019
  • Original PDI, window sticker, Rusty Jones undercoating warranty, and sales brochure
  • Floors are immaculate
  • Recent $1500 service at a Mercedes specialist service center

  • Location: Carnegie, Pennsylvania – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)
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UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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