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1984 190D Mercedes Benz 2.2 OM601 Manual 5 Speed - $6,900 (Bend)

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VIN: WDBDB22B3EA111969
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 230000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
Posting up my trusty daily. I've owned this car for 8 years and it has never let me down. The OM601 is a very reliable engine known to reach the million mile mark with simple maintenance. All while getting ~40mpgs. It's cool to see a w201 in thistle green with a dark olive interior. This being an '84, it really falls more into a w123 colorway, which I always thought was super special.

It's been a great car with plenty of "character". It's funny how many heads this old thing turns. Old Mercedes diesels just sound peculiar/look neat.

It's definitely a slow car, with only 72hp new, but three pedals somehow make it pretty fun to drive. It's very drivable and doesn't feel dangerous to pull out in traffic. And, it still remains fun to drive spirited (harking back to those DTM days) in the twisties.

In the last 20k:

Adjustable TA Technix coils.
R129 strut mounts.
New front control arms/ball joints.
New tie rods.
New drag link.
New steering stabilizer.
New motor mounts.
New trans mount.
New master cylinder.
New rear calipers.
New rear brake lines.
New pads/rotors.
New waterpump.
New thermostat.
New slave cylinder.
New tensioner/damper/pulley and serpentine belt.
New blower motor.
New center support bearing and guibos.
Air filter.
Fuel filters.
Oil changes every 5k.
E30 sport seats in 9/10 condition. Super nice seats.
3 piece Epsilons on some cool old Yokohama Advan tires.
Original Becker radio with 3.5mm aux adapter that lets you play your iPhone through the original head unit.
Clarion GS803s on the rear parcel shelf.


The bad:

The paint is pretty dead everywhere/flaws on most panels.
Leaks a couple drops of diesel (delivery valves), on initial shutoff.
Some weird 40 year old vehicle quirks.
The interior has all sorts of flaws. Dashboard cracks, door panel flaws, wood trim lacquer chipping, etc. Still presents pretty well.

I'm in no rush to sell. I'd drive this thing anywhere. It's been up and down the west coast plenty of times.

I can take some money off the price, if you don't want the wheels/seats. I have the stock 14s, which I will include. And can swap the nice e30 sport seats for a much more beat up set.

I also have a spare NA OM602, if you'd want to build/have a spare 602.
Or, I have an OM505A that would need some head work (stuck glowplugs) if you'd like to go the superturbodiesel route with it. I'd be willing to sell either of those with this, if the next owner were interested.


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