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.

Thanks. Have a great day.

See a stranger swap that doesn't involve someone's wife?


  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.

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

  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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