Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
We like it when a premium classic has been cared for correctly. So this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D is both exceptionally original and still looks great. And not only is this an upper-class classic, but also it has one of the most celebrated durable diesel motor under the hood, too.
A good-looking classic Mercedes makes an instant lasting impression. The driver looks like cultured a world traveler even if just going through a fast food drive-thru. That's why we love the Orient Red paint on this example. Not only does the name give it an international flair, but the deep red has a nice tone of sophistication. And since it shows all signs of being factory original, it's a nice reminder that Mercedes builds cars to last. You get the same durable feeling from the straight panels that still hang with precision gaps. This also helps the complete trim to encircle the body in a virtually unbroken line. It really showcases the extra quality that comes from a mix of robust construction and a well-respected life.
The tan interior provides a timeless color combo against the exterior red. And the maroon carpeting adds character without jeopardizing the upper-class look. The other reason why this look a cut-above is because they recently invested in redoing the interior. That gives you the classic European experience in a fresher package. Plush bucket seats with a woodgrain center console in-between and the unmistakable grip of the classic Mercedes steering wheel make this a great place to enjoy the road. And they made sure to keep this quite vintage, including provisions for factory air conditioning and the original Becker Europa radio is still on display.
Lift the hood and see the 2.4-liter diesel motor that helped Mercedes build its reputation for bulletproof cars. And this is the numbers-matching motor that's looking so nice in the engine bay. We all know these are built to be high mileage sedans, and so to find one of these fuel-injected cars that has averaged under 2,300 miles annually starts to justify why it looks almost new under the hood. It fires up easily and idles nicely, just like a well-respected classic should. The four-speed manual transmission means you take full command of the powerband. These have never been speed demons, but you already knew that. And really the true value of the 240D was that it was built to be an effortless cruiser. They could handle the Autobahn with features like the fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, if you like a classic that instantly shows off its premium side, this durable diesel Mercedes is your luxury machine. Call today!!!
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