In love with a car? That makes no sense, isn't it? You can't feel that weird tension of falling in love with a classic car, can you? Friends and acquaintances of Bote van der Schaaf used to quietly wonder about this much more often. Previously owned two Mercedes-Benz type 180 (bowler hats), which later - after the sale - came to regret. He no longer wants to experience that feeling in his classic car hobby. He knows better now. After purchasing this Mercedes-Benz 240D, that feeling of pride… and love came again.
By: Dirk de Jong
Bote: “My Mercedes is always roadworthy, but has been in storage for some time due to the virus misery. And there is no longer any question of the very pleasant rides with the Fryske classic club. The number of kilometers driven in the last year does not exceed 300. " For Bote, therefore, a great loss not to go out with like-minded enthusiasts with a variety of cars from 25 years and older in the club.
From new, the car has been driven in France and came to our country in 2009, with only 146.000 km driven according to the data. Given the condition of the car, that will undoubtedly be correct. The W115 Mercedes-Benz 240 diesel was also called a "driving money box" because of its economy. The advantages of safety, perfect technology and reliability are still valid.
The photos show a perfect condition of the interior and exterior. Very special is that the French owner had a DVD made in which every detail of the car is given attention. Bote would like to go back in time when the car was delivered new. That is of course not possible, but he can feel the feeling of a bygone time again when he is behind the wheel.