Interesting restoration project
The L 319 is one of the great utilitarian classics in the history of Mercedes. Launched in 1955, it had a very distinctive shape, with a curved windscreen, headlights turned outwards and styled front wings. Available in both petrol and diesel, the basic rear wheel drive and separate chassis structure made it extremely robust and versatile. It could accommodate a wide range of bodies, from a van, dump truck and flatbed to a minibus.
Featuring a special body with full windows and sliding doors, the Mercedes 319 on offer has undoubtedly been used for promotional purposes. It is a diesel version and has been restored in the past, with carpet trim in the rear, although not driven for a long time. This van is in used condition, but appears to be mechanically complete. The dashboard is also complete, with a steering wheel that still has its rim horn. The Mercedes-Benz workshops have confirmed that the engine was not blocked. The underbody appears to be sound. This L 319 van, a sought-after model today, is being sold 'as-seen' and would make a wonderful restoration project.