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1985 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 4 Door Sedan
Year: 1985
Mileage: 180,000
VIN: WDBAB33C5FA208219
Color: Gold
Engine: Turbo Diesel
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Mateo, California, United States

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Additional Info:

You are bidding on a good example of the legendary MB 300D Turbo Diesel, 123 chassis. Seller is the third owner of this car, nd Seller has lovingly maintained and serviced car during ownership, ince January 2012. A very nice example. ~21,000 miles added in the past 4+ years.
Purchased new at M-B of North Hollywood by original owners Pierre & Kathy Wong of Irvine, A, ho, n 2002, old the car to Aldo Ponzini of Huntington Beach, A. Champagne and Palomino in color, he body is a fine example of an unrestored California car with all original panels, rim, lass, nd undercarriage. No known accidents. Except as noted below, verything works, ncluding all gauges, dometer, lock, ower windows, tc. It is a car that one should be able to drive anywhere. The 300D would make a great car for someone looking for a car that has been well taken care of but for which more care will be required, epending upon mileage and driving habits. A car like this is becoming more and more difficult to find -- fly in and drive home without thinking twice (in fact this is what I did in Jan. 2012 - picked it up in Southern California and drove it to Northern California up 101 -- what a drive it was!). Please keep in mind, his is an unrestored 30+ year old vehicle with wear and tear, y no means a show car, ut nonetheless a fine example. You may find less expensive options on ebay or elsewhere but my reserve is fairly priced given the overall condition o the car, mprovements made, nd mileage. NOTE: Under trunk hazard triangle excluded from sale.
Known "flaws" or anticipated maintenance items:
  • Dash has a dime-sized crack on the far right side as well as a slight depression above the glove/map box (dash has a cover and a sun shade always used).
  • Seat-back map holders' bracketing have broken and webbing is dangling.
  • First Aid kit cover has cracked and faded but contains original first aid kit.
  • Small rust bubble on the trunk under the "300D" emblem on far left.
  • Fading of color on MB Tex seats, articularly rear seats.
  • Hood is missing "under hood" insulation foam.
  • HVAC likely needs coolant recharge although it blow strong.
  • Cracked "rest foot" (i.e., eft foot) panel on driver side.
  • Indentation on left rear pillar exterior.
  • Radio antenna extends only 2/3 or so of height, ut does not seem to impair reception.
  • Some paint oxidation.
  • Some separation of plastic bumper trim from chrome on front driver side bumper.
  • Mechanic has noted several items for monitoring only at this time including: small oil leak on rear crankshaft; wearing on lower control arms; small leak on cylinder head gasket leaking on rear of head by driver side; and break flush with next break service.
  • Wear and tear for a car that is 30+ years old!
Maintenance/Service items completed since 2012:
  • Some original records (i.e., re-2012) and all records from Jan. 2012 and later.
  • Front (March 2012) and Rear (July 2014) shocks.
  • Replace Trap Oxidizer (Aug. 2012).
  • Replace Upper Control Arms (Aug. 2012).
  • All Fuses Replaced (Aug. 2012).
  • New Tires (Dec. 2012) at 166,266 miles.
  • Brake Pads (March 2013).
  • New Alternator (May 2013).
  • Transmission Rebuild (Nov. 2013).
  • Replace Fuel Injection Nozzles (Nov. 2013 and March 2014).
  • Replace Rear Brake Rotors, ads, ensors (March 2014).
  • UPDATE: Service and new batter (May 2015).