Spotted W124 300D pickup ‘truck’!

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Well I was browsing the parking just to have a look at some w124 300ds for sale.

Saw this gem and thought, I’ll have to post this on the forum. Doesn’t let me see the listing on the actual website. But the invention is great.

Link to the parking is here; I found this listing on sur theparking-cars.co.uk - isn’t it great?

It’s nice to spot something a bit out of the ordinary. Cool in my opinion! 😎
 
View attachment 150523 Plenty of them around in South Africa some years back . View attachment 150524 Not sure how many of them were 'official' MB cars . Someone on here will know.
Good to know! I know the market for classic pickups is massive in South Africa. So there’s a chance this one here is a South African import??

Doesn’t let me go on that danish site so I don’t know a thing about the particular car.. Can’t read the description or anything for some reason.
 
The last South African MB bakkies were Pontons?
South African made ones have separate load tray, others are converted saloons
 
There were a lot of 'Bakkies' in South Africa that were never offered anywhere else . This particular one when in 3Lt V6 format was a complete handful especially on wet roads with no load in the back . Zero electronic traction aids or LSD , solid rear axle . :eek::eek: .

All were obviously RHD and if kept in the highveld area of South Africa can be rust free even when decades old .

There must be some that made their way over here . The P100 Sierra version is not as iconic as this one .

Remember ZA is the home of the Ford Capri Perana V8 . Someone was on the red wine when they decided to build those.

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There were a lot of 'Bakkies' in South Africa that were never offered anywhere else . This particular one when in 3Lt V6 format was a complete handful especially on wet roads with no load in the back . Zero electronic traction aids or LSD , solid rear axle . :eek::eek: .

All were obviously RHD and if kept in the highveld area of South Africa can be rust free even when decades old .

There must be some that made their way over here . The P100 Sierra version is not as iconic as this one .

Remember ZA is the home of the Ford Capri Perana V8 . Someone was on the red wine when they decided to build those.

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😂😂 Wicked!

The cortina’s really do make for awesome looking pickups. Matthewsons get them every now and then; and they’re always ex SA examples.

Didn’t know Merc did pickups of classics like the fin tail for South Africa though. I guess you learn something new everyday!

Cheers for the insight Pete 👍
 
😂😂 Wicked!

The cortina’s really do make for awesome looking pickups. Matthewsons get them every now and then; and they’re always ex SA examples.

Didn’t know Merc did pickups of classics like the fin tail for South Africa though. I guess you learn something new everyday!

Cheers for the insight Pete 👍
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There were a few matthewsons were offering in their auctions from two months ago.

They’ve had loads over the years but I think this was as many as they’d had at one time.

Also saw a red one on car and classic a bit back. Was very clean..
 

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There are lots of cars chopped into pick up trucks but to me the interesting ones are where a manufacturer in a particular country sees a market for them and simply goes ahead and builds them for their market alone . Just as Ford did in South Africa, and MB...

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OK , guy's thats enough Ford's now :p
 
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There were a few matthewsons were offering in their auctions from two months ago.

They’ve had loads over the years but I think this was as many as they’d had at one time.

Also saw a red one on car and classic a bit back. Was very clean..
The top one in blue is registered in Gauteng Province which is the 'dry' highveld so should be rust free , the CCC one is Cape Town...by the sea...
 
The top one in blue is registered in Gauteng Province which is the 'dry' highveld so should be rust free , the CCC one is Cape Town...by the sea...
Cape Town sounds like a nightmare. All the salt. 😓😥
 
It's the same in any coastal town, Durban, Mombasa etc. damp on shore wind blows damp sea air inland.
Yeah I can imagine it's a nightmare to keep cars clean with time over there! Could be wrong though.
 
I don’t know why, but I think that's horrible! Though I do love the Aussie UTEs. Maybe it's just that I like the OG factory options.
 

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