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At $28,000, Might This 1988 Mercedes 240GD Have You Going Lengthy?

Right now’s Good Value or Crack Pipe 240GD is a uncommon long-wheelbase tender prime version that’s mentioned to have been just lately restored. Let’s see if its value restores your religion within the worth of the long-serving off-road Benz.

Havin’ my child, what a beautiful method of sayin’ how a lot you’re keen on me…

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As one life enters this world, typically one other should transfer on to make room. That was the case with yesterday’s wrenched upon 1975 Fiat 124 Spider as its proprietor was providing it up on the market after having popped out a mini-human. Props to the mother and father, for each the brand new child and the 60 p.c Good Value win garnered by their $8K value for the Fiat. By the way in which, she contacted me and mentioned that they’re negotiating with a purchaser, and that sure the newborn’s TO’d about the entire ordeal.

Infants. What if—like having potato chips—you couldn’t cease at having only one? Possibly, you wanted a complete workforce of them? Would you then go the anticipated route of shuttling your brood round in a boring previous minivan or multi-row SUV?

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Or, would you be the good dad or mum within the day care automobile line with this electrical orange 1988 Mercedes 240GD LWB convertible? As a substitute of rows, this open prime off-roader has a side-mounted bench in again, plus loads of ground house owing to its lengthy wheelbase to afford a number of room for the rug rats to bounce round in.

The vendor of this 53,500 mile Geländewagen claims that, following its service within the “NATO army” it was handled to a body-off restoration that included “many new nuts and bolts all through the G Body and axle safety.” I don’t know what meaning, nevertheless it positive sounds spectacular should you’re not paying too shut consideration.

The paint chosen is a flat neon orange. Now, again within the early 1970s Daimler engaged in analysis to find out the perfect colours for low visibility conditions and neon orange got here out as one of many main contenders. See, it’s each loud and has provenance.

Beneath that paint is what’s claimed to be a strong physique and that physique is the lengthy wheelbase convertible version that you simply don’t see all that a lot. A black vinyl prime gives the selection of climate safety or temperature management owing to its roll-up sides.

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Powering this Benz is an OM616 diesel 4 and that time period “powering” ought to be taken with a grain of salt. The two.Four-litre, SOHC diesel places out a leisurely 75 horsepower and round 126 lb-ft of torque. Ought to you want to outrun, oh say, a tsunami or inconvenient plague of snapping turtles, this might not be the survivor’s selection. A four-speed guide and each entrance and rear locking differentials ship that meager energy to all 4 wheels.

These wheels are funky however are at the least wrapped in new Goodyear meats. Add to that the vendor’s declare that the truck begins, goes, and stops because it ought to and we’re in enterprise. He additionally claims the inside is awash with new “MBTex black leather-based” however I’m not seeing both of these coverings in any of the images. It appears like sturdy vinyl to me.

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So, it is a truck for an extrovert… and her children. It’s massive, daring, and slower than loss of life by a Bond villain so it can make a scene after which stick round lengthy sufficient to see the way it performs out. It’s additionally weirdly enticing in that Florida orange paint even when the painted sprint is somewhat excessive.

Talking of sprint and prime, take a look at the Kel-lite mounted up there. Enjoyable reality: the Kel-lite was developed by an Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff as a alternative for a Police baton, and it’ll inflict severe injury should you whack any person with one.

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Okay, it’s now time to get all the way down to brass tacks and determine simply what this orage MB could be price. The vendor is asking $28,000 for the truck and already has it registered and licensed in New Jersey so getting it arrange in most different states shouldn’t be a difficulty. What could be is that value nevertheless.

What do you assume, does this “restored” 240GD appear to be price that $28,000 asking? Or, does this lengthy wheelbase convertible come up brief?

You determine!

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