1979 Mercedes Benz 300CD Diesel W123

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Claremont, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300CD
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2-Door Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 121,426
  • VIN: 12315012004745
  • Color: Light Blue
  • Engine size: 3.0 L Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Oyster
  • Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300CD


Finished in Light Blue Metallic (906) on Oyster MB Tex

This Classic Mercedes Benz 300CD Diesel with 121,426 original miles is in Excellent Condition and would be the perfect car to drive and as an investment in order to continue to appreciate. The car has received excellent care of by each of its three owners.

This beautiful Mercedes has been garaged and pampered. The original owner had the car serviced at the Mercedes dealership, nd all maintenance records are available with the vehicle.

All original manuals, egistration plate, nd records are available. Also included is a Haynes 300-page Maintenance and Repair Manual.

The car is in Top Mechanical Condition and drives like new. The car starts immediately (even on the coldest winter day). It has excellent power, hifts smoothly, nd the suspension is controlled and supple. There are no vibrations at any speed. The brakes work well without pulling or pulsations. The engine uses no oil between oil changes. Door locks are fast and responsive. Air blows out the appropriate vents. All seats and leather are in excellent condition.

The paint shines like new and the interior is clean and in top condition. All chrome and aluminum trim is excellent. There are no cracks in the dash and the wood is in excellent condition as well.

The spare tire is a brand new Michelin X and the jack and complete tool kit are included along with the laminated instructions.

The climate controls are functioning perfectly with heat and ice cold A/C. The original Mercedes Servo Control for the climate control has been replaced with an UnwiredTools™ ACCII System. Since installing this upgrade, he AC and Heater run with precise temperature control and much better than the old Mercedes Servo Mercedes 300CDs of the '76 to '82 vintage have this problematic and complicated mechanical system and will eventually leave you with no heat when you most upgrade was $1000 and it was money well spent.

The Mercedes In-Series Glow Plugs System was replaced with a modern BERU Parallel Pencil-Style glow plugs that heat up faster and more reliably. The parallel plugs means that if one of the glow plugs fail the other 4 will continue to work and allow you to start the engine (unlike the series system from Mercedes!)

All options work properly including the cruise control, ower windows, lock, unroof, ower Locks. The Stereo is the original Becker Mexico with AM/FM and works perfectly and with a beautiful sound. The original Hirshmann electric antenna works very well.

5 New Michelin X Tires from COSTCO were installed and balanced at 107,350 miles. They have been rotated twice since then.

The car needs no maintenance at this time and is ready to be driven anywhere. The safety inspection from the State of North Carolina is current. Because it is considered an Antique Car the licensing costs are also much lower than normal.

The car sports its original factory paint. The fact that it looks so nice is because it has been well-cared for through the years. There is some checking of the paint and minor imperfections consistent with the age of the car. Please see pictures and ask your questions before bidding.

Maintenance and replacements include:

· A new Mercedes OEM windshield (laminated glass) was installed approximately 6 years ago (and has no scratches or chips!)

· Air Conditioning System was retrofitted to Freon R134a according to SAE J1661 procedure by a Mercedes Benz Dealer

· Steering damper and rear shock absorbers replaced at 88,000 miles

· Transmission fluid, ilter and gasket changed regularly

· Power Steering Fluid and Filter replaced at 107,300

· Fuel Filters (Main+In-Line) replaced at 107,300 and 115,000

· Cooling system back-flushed and serviced at 107,600. New drain cock installed

· Differential Oil flushed, leaned and refilled with Mobil Synthetic 75W90 at 107,600

· Diesel pump and injectors purged and cleaned with Moly Diesel Treatment at 107,600

· Brake fluid purged and refilled with DOT3 fluid at 107,600

· Air Cleaner replaced at 107,300

· Valve adjustment and new valve cover gasket replaced at 107,900

· 2 Sylvania Halogen headlights replaced at 107,200

· 5 new Michelin X tires replaced and balance at 107,350

· New fuel return braided hoses replaced at 107,600

· Front Shock Absorbers and exhaust hangers replaced at 107,700

· Glow plugs replaced with Beru GV626 Parell System at 107,700

· Low-tone horn and light bulbs replaced: instruments, ome, ransmission at 107,900

· Replaced Climate Servo Control unit with Unwired Tools ACCII System at 107,900

· Transmission shifter bushing and windshield washer nozzle replaced at 109,300

· Fuel tank screen filter + hose and idle control knob replaced at 109,500

· Engine hood blanket, ngine v-belts replaced at 110,200

· Front brake pads replaced at 115,200

· New battery, lock heater installed, ngine mounts replaced at 116,485

· Right and left rear swag bars replaced at 117,443

· Engine oil and filter have been regularly changed at 3000 mile intervals. Last full service including oil change @ 121,020.

The car is being offered with its condition described to the best of my ability. Please refer to the pictures. The sale is final once purchased and there is NO Warranty. I have thoroughly enjoyed owning this car and, s mentioned before, t would make for a very practical and enjoyable Classic for someone to continue to care for with a sense of pride, racticality and enjoyment. I have enjoyed owning this car but realize I need to purchase a 4WD vehicle for my son to take to college. That is why I am selling it.

I would be happy to work with the Buyer in shipping the car.

Thank you for taking the time to read my description. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any question you may have. My phone number: 828-850-7991.