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Old 07-07-2008, 05:50 AM
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1972 mercedes 220 value

My uncle has a 1972 mercedes 220 with a diesel. It is 4 dr with a decent body. It is complete, I think it ran when parked. I didn't look at the motor because I saw a sneaky snake going under there. I was wondering if it would be worth anything much or is it just scrap.
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what condition is it in underneath/ interior? Mercedes used a lot of vac operated assessorys, that will cause trouble. the vac pump is inside the engine ( have to pull the front off ) but rarely goes bad, the plastic lines normally crack. the fuel cut off is vac operated also, so if the engine does not shut off with the key, you have to open the hood and push the stop lever, which is the manual cutoff.

The parts are worth more than the car.. a complete car in ok shape could easilly have $2k worth of parts in it.... I personally like the cars. I did have a '83 240D with a bad motor. I had the intentions of hottrodding it with a V8 but I bought my Falcon b4 that happened and I did part it out and scrap it... my dad has a near mint '83 240D, mine was bought as the parts car ( which is why the engine did not run ). parts from mine are still keeping his running
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The 220 or 240 series are really not worth much, if drivable that was one fine diesel engine even though way under powered.

A lot of these back then were sticks on the tree and parts for the clutch are very expensive.

The main problem with these models were if sat for a while it can be real expensive to repair as tranny nor engine liked setting and the hydraulics in the clutch would start leaking also also you never buy one of these driven by a little old lady as the same problems would pop up.

Drive it or parts it as parts are expensive.
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I think it has been setting since 2001. The interior was ok. I am probaly going to pass on it. My other uncle has rode in it and said it was gearbound
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The 220 or 240 series are really not worth much, if drivable that was one fine diesel engine even though way under powered.

A lot of these back then were sticks on the tree and parts for the clutch are very expensive.

The main problem with these models were if sat for a while it can be real expensive to repair as tranny nor engine liked setting and the hydraulics in the clutch would start leaking also also you never buy one of these driven by a little old lady as the same problems would pop up.

Drive it or parts it as parts are expensive.
When there running good, they ride like a dream.. My dads is a 4spd manual.. so he does not have trans troubles, but the vac system is going out on it.. had to plug the power lock lines to get it to shut itself off. there worth about $5k in mint condition, but would cost $10k to restore
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