Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285

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Mercedes-Benz

240D

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Another 1:36 item this time available in four colours, Metallic blue, metallic silver, bronze & beige. It is typical of the Corgis of the period with predictable features and so so modelling, not an overwhelming item, but a nice, if rather staid, car. It was introduced in 1975 and remained in the range until 1981. It is also found in a gift set with a caravan. Values are moderate and not dependent on colour.

Wikipedia: "The Mercedes-Benz 240D was introduced in 1973 in Europe (1974 in North America) as a new diesel-powered variant of the W115 chassis, outranking the 220D as Mercedes' most powerful diesel car. Introduced in 1973 at a price of 19,913.40 Marks, the cost was four times the typical car of the time. It had many available luxuries, such as heated seats, cruise control, leather seats, and a manual or power-operated sunroof. It was at the time the fastest diesel engine available, though its OM616 4-cylinder, 2.4 litre engine only produced 65 hp (48 kW). Along with a curb weight of roughly 3050 lb (1380 kg), this gave the 240D a relatively poor power to weight ratio, and thus acceleration was unimpressive and top speeds rarely exceeded 140 km/h (~90 mph), unless on a downward inclined road."

Metallic Blue

Metallic silver

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Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285
Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285
Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285
Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285 Mercedes-Benz 240D - 285

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