1982 Mercedes Benz 123 body 240D. Rare find in this condition! Low Miles!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: 240D
- Year: 1982
- Mileage: 81,497
- VIN: WDBAB23A5CB280956
- Engine size: Diesel
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1982 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series
1982. Reagan is in his second year as president. America's economy is booming after the stagnant economy of president Carter. People are finally spending money with confidence and the boom of affluent suburbia is in full swing. There is no bigger automotive icon of this period than the Mercedes Benz. Anybody that was upper middleclass was driving them,including the original owner of this low mile, ell kept 240D.
It was purchased new by a lady that owned a boutique dress shoppe in my hometown of Jackson, N. This car adheres to the old cliché "drivenby a little old ladyto the grocery store and to church on Sunday". She owned the car until her death and then her granddaughtertraded it in2013. The second owner bought it in late 2013 and said it had 59,000 miles on the odometer at that time. Due to not having the knowledge of the workings of the classic Mercedes Diesel, hey were ready to depart from it and that's how I've obtained it. I was a Mercedes mechanic and got my start working in the late 80's on these exact cars! It was like traveling in a time machine to when Mercedes built a tough reliable car that would withstand Armageddon! No fancy electrical gadgets to go bad, o add-ons or filler, ust great German engineering and a fine automobile! This is an all mechanical diesel engine thatdoesn'thave a computer on it. It would start and run even in the event of an EMP!
This car has spent it's whole life in West Tennessee. It was tenderly driven and cared for- this shows in the great condition it's in. This car is in immaculate shape for it's age. Itwas well kept and maintained or repaired when necessary. It does havea fewflaws, ut remember this car is in original shape....not mint, ut about as good as it gets fora car of this age. I will go over the flaws first: the interior vinyl around the door frames has shrunk and the lightly faded cloth is coming loose around the front kick panels.The dash pad is cracked in the usual places on these cars. The weather-stripping has some signs of aging, ut is still doing its job well.The rest of the interior is as close to flawless as you will see in a 34 year-old car. The cruise control doesn't work. The power antenna doesn't work. The rear bumper ends show signs that it has been gently bumped. The service booklet is incomplete- the last time it was stamped was in 1993 at 22,400 miles. The pin striping on the front fenders has some areas that have worn off (probably by someonenot using fender covers). The front passenger door has a few small dings.Otherwise the body is in excellent shape with what appears to be the original paint, lus it has a good shine and no rust! Headlight bezels have some fine cracks from aging/sun exposure, ut nothing all the way through that would let water in.The original driver's floor mat is missing.
Now on to the good. NO RUST! NO SIGN OF ANYCOLLISION OR PAINT WORK! Even though the engine does have the typical oil seepages, here are no drips or puddles under it.The car recently had the injectors rebuilt and the fuel system purged along with new filters and valve adjustment. All fluids have been changed. I fixed all the vacuum problems that are inherent with these cars.The transmission shiftsand door locks operate like they should. I replaced the following items: new front brake pads, alipers, otors, nd wheel bearings packed. New power brake booster. New voltage regulator. New motor mounts. New heater control valve. Completely detailed inside and out. And best of all, new set of Michelin Defender tires!This car also still has the original 1982 first aid kitthat has never been used. It still has the original spare tirewhich doesn't appear to have even been used. Everything that this car needs to be driven has been done. The previous owner installed a JVC stereo with hands free Bluetooth. I do have the original Becker AM/FM radio, nd they said it still operates but I can't confirm it does.
Buyer will be responsible for shipping. Carwill not be released until funds clear. I prefer cash on pickup but will consider other forms of payment as long as I can confirm who you are and that you have the funds to complete the purchase. This car has a clear Tennessee title that I have on hand. Please make sure you have your finances in line before you buy. I recommend you comeinspect before you buy so you can see with your own eyes thetruly remarkable condition of this car. There will be no warrantees or buyer's remorse, t is what it is.I have a lift available, o you can do a full inspection on site as I will not let it leave my shop until the transaction is complete. There will be a Nonrefundable deposit of $500within 24 hours and the balance paid in full within 7 days unlesswe make other arrangements in advance. Do not bid if you have a low feedback score unless you ok it with me first. Ask any questions and I will get back to you ASAP. Remember cars like this are getting harder and harder to find! My price is inline with fair market pricing for a carin this shapeand the extremely low mileage.