My Classic Car: Danny’s 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D

Danny's dream car turned out to be a gift | Danny Delancy photos
Danny’s dream car turned out to be a gift | Danny Delancy photos

When I was in the Navy and stationed aboard ship at Mayport Florida, I knew an officer who owned a Mercedes just like I now own. I would see him driving on base all the time. I thought that car was the most classy thing I had ever seen and would love to have one.

It was out of my reach at the time, but I never stopped dreaming. I eventually got one real cheap, but it was really ready for the scrap heap, and I sold it for such.image2

Years passed and a very good doctor friend of mine who had too many classic Mercedes-Benzes gave me her 240D for my birthday! I was like a kid in a candy store, and love the car.

By the way, it is the same “everything” that the officer owned, right down to the color!

I drive it to car shows and on other trips in New England. My dream of many years came true. This is my baby and I love her.

So I would tell others “live your dreams” if possible, they can come true.

— Danny Delancy, New Preston CT



  1. Thank you for publishing my “Classic Car” story. I love reading about others, and look forward to this section with great anticipation. Great job!

    Danny Delancy-New Preston, CT.