That is a Tempo Matador E (1963-1967) - an early
predecessor of the Mercedes (Dodge/Freightliner) Sprinter.
It was built in Hamburg, Germany from 1963 to 1965
as Tempo Matador E, since 1966 Hanomag had the say
so the name changed to Hanomag Matador E.
In 1967 the much-renewed Matador was labelled
Hanomag-Henschel F20 to F35, depending on the
In 1969 Mercedes bought 51 percent of Hanomag-Henschel
and the cars were labelled as Mercedes, first as F20
to F35, later 207/307/206D/307D as then an option was
the 200D diesel engine from /8
Some photos and much German text at
But it seems to me that this particular car was never delivered from
factory with a star. I suppose the star was installed later by one of
the owners of the car. If I were the original poster, I would not buy
this car, because the condition is too bad to rebuild and many parts are
missing (almost half of the engine)
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Exactly, the Matador E was only delivered as
Tempo Matador E and Hanomag Matador E.
The successor of the Matador E was later delivered
with the star on the front, too.
The engone is no problem at all, it is a wide-spread
(in the UK) Austin gasoline engine (54 PS, 1600 ccm,
from Austin 50 IIRC), that should really be no problem.
But the rust IS a problem, every rotten part has to be rebuild
by hand, that is time-consuming and I think the missing bumpers
could be a problem, too.
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