1975 Mercedes Benz 240D LWB (W115)
Rare 2.4 diesel LWB automatic limo with seating for
upto 8 passengers; in storage for many years, will need some recommissioning,
showing just 79,792 miles
Dating from June 1975 this W115 series 240 Diesel ‘Lang’
model is the rarer LWB (long wheel base) version (Vin No. W115.119XXX), one of
just 3,655 built between 1973 and 1976 and comes to us from a deceased estate.
The car has been with the vendors for some 24 years seeing limited use until
ill-health forced the car into storage along with others in his collection in
2010 when the car was last on the road and MOT’d.
Arriving to us in a non-running state straight from
storage, confirmed by the fine layer of dust atop its boxy proportions the car
appears in sound order. There is no battery and we have not attempted to start
it given its been stood for so many years. However, these old MB diesels are
well known to be bullet proof and shouldn’t take an oily hand long to get her
Showing just 79,792 miles on the clock, which if genuine,
is remarkably low for one of these ‘proper’ W115 series Mercs a look at its MOT
history shows little use between Mots prior to mothball.
The interior finished in blue MB-Tex has worn well and
looks to permit 8 including the driver with the folding set of additional seats
in use. The 240D’s history file includes only its V5C and is offered here