Friday, April 6, 2018

Toyota 22R Swapped? 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

The W114 Mercedes-Benz 240D is an abysmally slow car.  I should know...because I owned/drove one back in the 1990s.  It still had a sense of purpose and aristocratic provenance..but it was slower than a one legged tortoise on horse tranquilizers.  It is, however, common to swap something with more power into the old chassis...but I guess the 22R would not have been my first choice, which isn't to say it is a bad idea at all.  Find this 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D with Toyota 22R offered for $3950 in Mission Beach, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!



From the seller:

4 cyl toyota 22r motor just put in. Great on gas, runs great.
White wall tires. 
Smog exempt!
Current registration.
Beautiful classic car.
Happy to answer any questions you may have.
$3950

Thanks. Have a great day.



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3 comments:

  1. "slower than a one legged tortoise on horse tranquilizers"
    Yes but with a manual transmission if you redlined the engine all the way to 2000 rpm or whatever and droped the clutch the bigass flywheel would rocket you to 5mph faster than a one legged tortoise on horse tranquilizers falling off the roof of a garage. Unless you had a rear tire on a San Francisco cable car track. At least that was my experience.

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  2. Take the V-6 out of the Tacoma next door......!

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  3. Tempting, my wife kinda wants a benz from this era. I'd love a 300TD, but they're getting pricy.

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