1972 Mercedes-Benz W115 220D 2.2 diesel
Best car I've ever owned
The only things that actually went wrong were the clutch and voltage regulator. Neither left me stranded and both were easy and cheap to fix.
I always wanted one of these, and having owned dozens of Mercs previously (I also currently have a 6.9 and a modern Merc) this one is my favourite.
It's beautiful to look at, comfy to drive. Performance is more than acceptable around town, but the low gearing makes it less practical for longer journeys, 60mph is about all the 4 speed manual wants to give, unless you push it hard.
But it ALWAYS starts and is a joy to own. There are always lots of little jobs to do to bring it up to standard, and I get offers from strangers to buy it weekly.
MPG is good, insurance is dirt cheap, and free road tax.
I hope I can keep it for a long time. (mileage unknown)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th August, 2016