CC Capsule: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 220 Diesel – Rusty Quarters


Last week I wrote about a legendarily bulletproof Mercedes-Benz diesel engine wrapped in a W116 body. (Read about it here.) Then the other day while perusing some old photos I found some of this W115 M-B diesel that I took on the not-so-mean streets of Terre Haute a couple years ago. It’s rare to sight one of these out here in Rustopia.


Could the 2.2 L OM615 inline four-cylinder diesel be as bulletproof as the five-cylinder OM617 in last week’s 300 SD Turbodiesel? If you’re among the M-B diesel cognoscenti, speak up in the comments. The engine appears to have been plenty durable in this car, at least. And this car shows key signs of being a daily driver, with its missing trim strip and rust in the rear quarters.

Full CC on the 220 Diesel here.