Known by its nick-name ‘Dusseldorf Transporter’, the development of this model opened a completely new segment of commercial vehicles in the market.
While the earlier L319 model was curved, rounded and small, this van addressed the need of someone requiring larger volume space. In 1967 when the first vehicle rolled out of the Duesseldorf factory, the Mercedes-Benz L408 immediately caught the attention of commercial users as it filled the gap between a bus, truck and a van.
This vehicle was positioned between a large truck and a van. It had a higher payload capacity, comforts like that of a bus with additional seats at the rear (when used as a crew pick-up cab). Companies ranging from the German Postal Service (Deutsche Post) to construction firms to municipality teams immediately preferred this van over others. Several of these were also used by Porsche as Transporters to carry men and materials to the race tracks.
Until 1986 when production finally ceased, over 500,000 were produced.
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||16 x 8 x 7.5|