Albania is a very poor country having been ruled under a communist regime from WW2 up until 1992.
However, I learned that they have an appreciation for high quality cars in order to stretch the value of their money. Thus, you see a fair number of Mercedes-Benz 240D‘s on the streets. Why? Because they are tanks, and practically last forever! Good ROI.
Here is a nice looking yellow 240D. This one had an interesting connection to me, although I was unable to get the complete story. On the front grill we have a Canada magnet. Perhaps a gift, or perhaps a souvenir. Many Albanians put horseshoe magnets on their grills.
The Mercedes-Benz 240D was was produced between the years of 1976-1985. Tough to tell what year this one is but I am guessing it is of the 1980s based on the looks of the rectangular headlights which became standard in 1982.
I’ll never get enough of chrome. Chrome trim looks so beautiful! Someone has to bring it back.
Not only should chrome be brought back, but bright yellow paint jobs. They are so striking and bold.
In this side angle shot you can see that even the side view mirror is chrome, a classy touch despite the times of plastic emerging more and more.
Interesting how the headlights are incorporated into the front grill. I bet those circles look pretty cool in the night.
Here is a closer look at that classic bulbous front you see in the Mercedes-Benz executive cars.
Man, that is one hell of a trailer hitch. It’s like this yellow beauty was pulling around 747’s at the airport.
A giant trunk, perfect for camping around the world.
It is kind of weird that the model numbers have been popped off, but the hood ornament remains present.
If you like this one, be sure to check out this other yellow Merecedes-Benz 300d.
So, there you have it a very colourful Mercedes-Benz 240D. Stay tuned for more versions spotted during my visit to Albania…