Mercedes 240d turbo

Mercedes Motoring
April 25, 2017 – 12:15 pm
240D Turbo conversion build - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum
  • Light Ivory with Rare Mahogany MB-Tex
  • 61, 000 documented miles since new
  • 100% original paint, two owners, factory air conditioning
  • new home, Marfa, Texas
  • Sold

Sean and myself drove this 240D 4, 000 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska to Los Angeles, California. The trip was featured in a 3-part documentary by Mercedes-Benz TV, which you can see here: one, two, three. This car was recently sold to a gentleman in Telluride, CO who has since decided the Rocky Mountains are a little too much for a 240D, and he's upgraded to a turbo diesel coupe instead. I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorites. We have done so, so much to this car over the years, and it is mechanically and aesthetically over-the-top. As perfect of a car as you could ever imagine. Since these photos were taken we added all new factory a/c components, rebuilt the entire suspension, added a quick-glow system, replaced the fuel injectors, new shocks, tires, brakes, valve adjustment and about a million other things like custom coco mats, custom cup-holder, etc., etc. If you're looking for one of the best W115s anywhere look no further.

-JG Francis (owner, Mercedes Motoring)

Here is a list of some (certainly not all) of the restoration items. Total cost was in the neighborhood of $15, 000 plus:
-complete detail (this was a 3 week process - complete disassemble/reassemble for restoration steam clean and detail: wheel wells, chassis, top and bottom engine, trunk, door jams, interior, exterior, etc..)
-major 30, 000 mile service, changed and replenished all fluids, all new filters, all new belts, hoses, lights, etc.
-serviced transmission, pan gasket, transmission filter
-new transmission cooler hose
-new throttle bracket
-new water pump
-remove and replace front and rear brake pads
-oil screen
-new Mercedes-Benz battery
-added diesel quick-glow kit
-removed and replaced both L + R rear sway bar links
-adjusted ride height-new a/c compressor
-new receiver dryer
-new blower motor
-added a/c idle pulley
-added a/c fittings
-added freon (R-134-A)
-new auxiliary fan switch
-replaced front seat padding with factory horse hair
-custom 5 piece sisal floor mats (sublet Fat Lucky’s Interiors)
-custom cup holder
-added OEM arm rest
-sourced and replaced drivers side map pocket
-new temperature switches
-removed and refurbished factory Becker Mexico cassette stereo and added auxiliary port for use with -iPhone etc.
-new front windshield and new factory windshield seal
-new belt molding
-new body molding
-complete new grill (i.e. mesh, cross bars, clips, badge, and star)
-donor car for a/c retro fit
-new headlamp seal beams
-added OEM passenger side view mirror
-new interior garnish molding for side-view mirror
-paint-less dent removal
-factory touch-up paint
-era correct pinstripe
-new Michelin 195/70/R14 Defender tires-powder coated steel wheels
-new polished and painted stainless steel hubcaps
-and on, and on.complete build list available upon request

Description: Light Ivory (MB paint code 623) with Rare Mahogany MB-Tex. 4-Cylinder, 2.4 liter, fuel-injected, naturally aspirated diesel, single overhead cam, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes, 4-wheel independent suspension, heat and air conditioning automatic climate control, central locking, power steering, original Becker Mexico AM/FM Cassette Stereo with manual antenna, electrically heated rear windshield, quartz chronometer, 2-way adjustable driver and passenger front seats, 14” steel wheels with matching Light Ivory hubcaps, front and rear center folding arm rest, front center cargo tray, halogen head lamps, 2-speed windshield wiper with 5-second mist interval control, loop carpet, driver accessible rear dome light switch, headlamp turn-off warning device, optional right and left side controlled parking light illumination, full spare and tool kit, road-side trunk reflector, first-aid kit, Owner's Manual, Mercedes-Benz dealership stamped Maintenance Booklet, along with other original Mercedes-Benz literature.

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