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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 300S
Year: 1981
Mileage: 137878
VIN: WDBAB30A9BB243482
Color: White
Engine: 3.0 Liter Diesel
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Auburn, Washington, United States

1981 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300S Additional Info:


Mercedes Benz
300D Sedan

VIN: WDBAB30A9BB243482

If you’ve followed my Ebay vehicle auctions the past ten or eleven years you’ve noticed that we’ve gotten a fair number of great vintage Benz sedans on a regular basis. According to the original books and records we received with the car this great diesel boulevard cruiser was purchased new on June 25, 1981 and came here to the Pacific Northwest 1n 1986 with its original owner. It is a fully compliant USA model. Those books and records will arrive safely tucked away in the glove compartment when the car leaves my warehouse on the way to the next caretaker. You’ll also find the un-opened complete first aid kit still there in its rear package shelf compartment.

“Time capsule” really is a great way to describe this Mercedes. It’s obviously been allowed to spend most of its life garaged because the overall condition is truly better than most any other 4 decades-old daily driver you’ll likely encounter. After spending a few minutes behind the wheel, I was sold on it. The level of respect and care given over the decades is pretty obvious.

Please feel free to email, text or call me with any questions during the auction. My direct number is 206/914-1173 and my name is Mark. You’re encouraged to stop by my Auburn, WA warehouse to check over the car and take it out on the road. Having an on-site buyer’s inspection done is always welcomed and encouraged.


Ever driven one of these mid-size Mercedes with the bullet-proof 3.0-liter five-cylinder diesel engine? What a treat! Smooth is the word for sure. Smooth handling in the curves or on the highway. Comfort, style, and versatility all in one classic ride. I’ve always considered the models constructed through the mid-eighties as the last hand-built, truly high-quality Mercedes and have heard others say the same thing! Take a look at the photos and I’m sure you’ll agree with me. What you see is the result of a wash and vacuum only. Rust? Please, this Mercedes HATES rust and I haven’t found any here to worry about. Climb over, under and around this sedan, I know you’ll come up smiling!! As a respected Ebay seller with many satisfied customers, I want you to bid with confidence knowing this is a great car AND that it’s being properly represented.

In brief, this is a clean, well-kept, smoke-free Mercedes. I take pride in the vehicles offered here, feeling that you should know as much about them as possible before bidding. Accordingly, here’s a list of the good and also small things possibly to be sorted out: Hop in, turn the key, let the glow plugs heat for about five or six seconds and the engine starts immediately!I’ve observed NO excessive blowby. The automatic transmission shifts through all gears, just as it should. I feel the car idles, runs and drives as intended – immediate strong, steady oil pressure, a newer battery and properly functioning charging system. The fuel system is completely stock and has NEVER been exposed to component-destroying biodiesel or a goofy homemade conversion. The paint has been resprayed to the original factory white. It is in very good condition and holds quite a shine. I find NO failing clearcoat, rust spots, paint nicks, thin areas or rock chips. The fenders, doors, rear quarters and floor pans are all solid. The windshield has no cracks or chips. All four factory wheels are clean, straight and true. They’re wrapped with all season radials, each with at least 70+% remaining tread. When braking, I’ve not encountered any binding, fade or pulling to either side.

Take another look at the interior photos. The dark blue MB-Tex upholstery is quite good with the pictures giving an accurate view of condition. Hop in and feel comfortable sitting on these seats for hours. The carpets are clean and solid. No tears or holes in the headliner. All the dash gauges are as bright and true as the day the car left Stuttgart. Each appears to be working correctly as does the push button heater and fan system work. While complete, I assume the A/C system will need to be gone through to be functional. It’s quite rare to find a vintage Benz with a still-functioning factory stereo. This original Becker Europa push-button model works great and is actually worth several hundred dollars all by itself. I’ve discovered all the windows are very up/down finicky and that the power sunroof is also slow to move. I always suggest easing the strain on the electric motor and cables when closing an older Benz sunroof by pulling it forward while operating the dash switch. The vacuum-operated power door locks all work correctly

Please check the photos over closely and contact me with any questions BEFORE you place a bid! Because of the amount of money involved with a vehicle purchase, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you have negative feedback. I also ask that potential bidders with a feedback rating of five or fewer transactions on Ebay contact me before bidding. Finally, we reserve the right to end the auction early if the Benz is no longer for sale or an acceptable offer has been agreed to before the end of the auction period. Please feel free to contact me directly as outlined above. I’m always very happy to work with any shipper you choose, but you’re also welcome to do what many previous buyers from as far away as Alaska, Arizona, the Midwest, Canada, Florida, New York and even the Mexican Baja have done – fly in here to Seattle (I’ll pick you up at Sea-Tac International just a few miles away) and then start a road trip home. Please don’t be upset if I’ve missed a minor flaw or something unknown needs attention. No used car is ever perfect! Having said that, I wouldn’t hesitate to drive this Benz long distance immediately.

A Few Additional Terms and Conditions:

Full payment is due by cash (in person only) or certified funds within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. I can accept credit or debit cards, but I’ll first need to invoice you and ask that you cover the 3.25% fee our processor charges us. Please remember you’re bidding to buy and I fully expect the winner to fulfill their Ebay contract! You’re not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the car later -- You’re more than welcome to do this before the auction ends. I've done my best to describe the car as honestly as possible and encourage bidders to contact me with questions. The information described above is based on the observed condition when listed. All the photos in this listing were taken on 12/24/2019.

If you decide to have theMercedes transported home, I ship vehicles regularly and have access to the Central Dispatch transport system. We can post a competitive transport offer directly to scores of shippers (usually on a COD basis) and will likely get the best rate available as there will be no broker middle-man involved.

Thecar can be stored free of charge at my location for up to two weeks after the auction ends, assuming full payment has been received. After that period storage is $20 per day. Though I have NO doubts about the vehicle’s road-worthiness, it is being sold “as-is, where-is”. Sorry, the Washington State vanity plates don’t come with car.