You often see somewhat run-down Mercedes-Benz W210s in Finland. Due to some quality control issues with the bodywork, coupled with the hard use the W210s saw in their years, as taxis and repmobiles, it’s not uncommon to see significant amounts of rust on the sheetmetal of these turn-of-the-millennium Benzes.
While this 2001 E220 CDI example is pretty mucky, it’s also an example of the variety of Mercedes-Benz platforms, as it’s started its life as an ambulance in some other country. Long wheelbase, tall fiberglass roof: it’s Ecto-1 seen as a Mercedes-Benz.
It’s not the easiest thing to figure out good everyday usage for a decommissioned ambulance, but if one were to run a LeMons team specializing in various crappy-condition Mercedes-Benzes, a vehicle like this would actually be pretty suitable. Or you could run it on biodiesel, kitted out with a Ghostbusters theme. The possibilities of shenanigans are endless.
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