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When they were launched in 1967, the “Düsseldorfer Vans” became a part of the Mercedes-Benz success story.

Mercedes-Benz L 407.

The mass production of the panel van and pick-up ended in 1986. Also known as the “Düsseldorfer” because of its production location, the van was launched in 1967 as the successor to the first large van from Mercedes-Benz, the L 319. The series which was manufactured at the Düsseldorf plant until 1991/1992 was available in three designs: a panel van, a pick-up (also with a dual cabin) and also as a minibus.

Profile Mercedes-Benz L 407


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Production period

1967 – 1986

Production location


Predecessor model

L 319

Successor model



Panel van, pick-up, minibus


Diesel engines 2.0 – 5.6 liters 40 kW (55 hp) – 96 kW (130 hp) Gasoline engines 2.0 – 2.3 liters 59 kW (80 hp) – 64 kW (87 hp)


5,065 – 6,996 mm


2,100 – 2,400 mm


2,950 – 4,100 mm


Up to 2 tonnes

Gross vehicle weight

3.5 – 6.5 tonnes

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The “Düsseldorfer Vans”.

The O 309 minibus built on the same chassis was produced for another year. In the course of the renaming process, the number of variants increased and the vehicles were fitted with better brakes and suspension, enabling a payload of 2 tonnes. The “Düsseldorfer Vans” saw a broad range of uses from delivery vehicles, construction vehicles, police and fire service vehicles and also as an ambulance.


The "Düsseldorfer Van" was launched in 1967 as the successor of the L 319.


The "Düsseldorfer Van" saw a wide variety of uses as a panel van, pick-up and also as a minibus.

The exterior appearance of the L 407 with its clear lines visibly set the vehicle apart from its predecessor's rounded design.

The exterior appearance of the L 407 with its clear lines visibly set the vehicle apart from its predecessor's rounded design.


The "Düsseldorfer Vans" delivered a convincing combination of functionality, durability and robust technology.

Photos: Kai Knörzer


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