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1957 Mercedes-Benz 180D

Classics  /   /  By Chad Tyson

If slow and steady will win the race you’re in, this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 180D is ideal. It sports a “1000000 km” badge on the grille indicating that Mercedes has recognized and certified this vehicle traveled over 625,000 miles. This car is not tops in the world however—the reigning mileage king is a 1976 240D with over 2.8 million miles. But with the right care, and regular use, who knows?

The paint isn’t original, but it is the correct color. “Every rubber gasket, weather stripping and seal has been replaced,” according to the seller. He further believes the vehicle has never experienced any damage from rust or accidents.

Just ten 1953-58 180Ds have sold in the past three years. Average prices have been between $3k and $7k, but most of them have been projects in need of restoration. Comparatively, the lowest-cost new Mercedes diesel is the ML350 BlueTEC, which starts at $50,490. Click here to see the auction listing.

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gus rodriguez
1 year 1 month ago

Do you know where I can find front brake wheel cylinders for a 1957 180d. Would appreciate any suggestions as they seem to be hard to find.