Classic Mercedes base chassis.....

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Nice engines the 2.9s with gearstick on the floor, ultra reliable much better than the one that followed it, the 2.7cdi.
 
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I think of these as the last classic Merc vans...
Sprinters seemed to nose dive after mk1s

If I didn't have my transit I'd get it in an instant!

Cheers James
 
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Yes the Vario went to 4.2 litre which is what all the ones I have seen have been on.
The 2.9 122 Bhp sprinter 1995-2000 was far better than the 2.7 cdi 156bhp from year 2000-2006.

I thought the 310d and 410d ceased in 1995 afterwards being 312d and 412d?

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Yes the Vario went to 4.2 litre which is what all the ones I have seen have been on.
The 2.9 122 Bhp sprinter 1995-2000 was far better than the 2.7 cdi 156bhp from year 2000-2006.

I thought the 310d and 410d ceased in 1995 afterwards being 312d and 412d?
That’s where I would disagree. I preferred the 2.7 engine, but not the sprint shift gearbox. The pre 2000/2001 had a 4G-Tronic auto option. That went to 5G-Tronic option alongside the sprint shiftshit when the engines went to CDI.

I had forgotten about the big 4.2’s though
 

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there were plenty of companies used that chassis at the time
often with smaller engines
OK but I would bet anybody doing a conversion themselves wouldn't come in under 3500kg, a nice conversion would be a body off a old Clou or PhoeniX but that won't be that light, first two I looked at were on 4t chassis and gross 4600kg.

 
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