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