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With the word “DIESEL!” proclaimed in its title, the post for this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 220D we found here on Craigslist in Fairfield, Connecticut piqued our interest in this mushroom colored sedan the current caretaker is asking $5,900 for, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a reference shows this example is currently priced $700 above #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $5,200. If you are serious about purchasing this 220D, you can call the private seller directly at (203) 814-8888 to start the conversation.
First launched for 1968, Mercedes’ W114/W115 models replaced the W110 “Fintail” models dating back to 1961 and were the company’s first post-war Mercedes-Benz production cars to use a newly engineered chassis, not derived from preceding models. The new chassis format of semi-trailing rear arms and ball-joint front end first displayed in the W114/W115 chassis would be used in all new Mercedes passenger car models until the development of the multi-link rear suspensions of the 1980s.
The seller does not provide much information in their description other than their 220D “runs excellent, needs brakes and floor carpet.” Besides the spots on the MB-Tex seats, the only other thing we wonder about is why this car has Minnesota plates but they’re selling it in New York. Clarifying that as well as going through this 220D thoroughly during an in-person inspection will hopefully prove it to be a well-priced example with plenty of potential upside down the road. Good luck with the purchase!
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