An Estate Version of the W115 had been completed at Mercedes Benz, but the production has never been started due to lack of production capacity. W115 Estate Versions were produced by German (e.g. Binz and Miesen), English (Crayford), Belgian (IMA Universal) and Portuguese (Dos Santos) coachbuilders in very small quantity.
This particular Car was done on the basis of supplied CKD (complete knock down) Limousine bodies from which the coachbuilders designed their estate versions. The most elegant was the “Dos Santos Estate”. As they only prolonged the roof, keeping the silhouette of the Limousine which had been designed by the automotive designer Paul Brack. Most of the other coachbuilders lifted up the roof so that their Estate Version in general had the look of an ambulance.
In the end, we are speaking of a very small quantity of cars which have been build as predecessor to the famous W123 T Model. So this Dos Santos is the the first real “Estate version” of the Mercedes Benz Limousine.
The VIN number of the CKD Limousines delivered to the coach builders were 115.100 for the Ambulance Version and 115.102 for the Estate Version. In total it is assumed, that there were some 2.327 CKD delivered to the different Coachbuilders mainly for Ambulances. The actual production number of the Dos Santos Estates has been clear but rumours say only 128 of them were built. Making the 220D Estate a very rare Mercedes.
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Hi Jan, nice and unique station wagon! is everything in working order? Could you post a few photos of undercarriage and possible blemishes? Do you have any information on history or service records, also regarding the mileage? Thanks, pistonhead
I will be in Berlin tomorrow and will take some pics from underneath. The odometer shows somewhat 2600 km – but that is defintly not realistic… the car has been retored… I suppose it will be more likely 102600 or more… As for service records or history I have only some original handbooks and manuals.
For the rest – Everything works fine and the car runs like an old 220D runs without blck smoke but with the typical Diesel noises.
Dear Pistonhead, Jan provided us the additional pictures of the undercarriage. We uploaded them into the gallery.
i have some material as I said manual, some service entries etc. but honestly nothing realy substantial
I would need contact to the seller, as we would like to use some pictures of this car. Please get in touch with me. Thanks Holger
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There are another version, 240d, more rare than this. I have one looking for a new owner if anyone have interess..
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