1980 Mercedes Benz 300TD Diesel Wagon w Manual Transmission Low Miles No Reserve
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- SubModel: STATION WAGON
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: 300TD DIESEL WAGON WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 151,730
- VIN: WDB12319012017951
- Color: PASTEL GRAY
- Engine size: 3.0 I-5 DIESEL (NON TURBO)
- Number of cylinders: 5
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: CD Player, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series STATION WAGONThis No Reserve auction is for a 1980 Mercedes Benz 300TD station wagon with a 4-speed manual transmission.
This wagon has the legendary OM617 straight-5 diesel engine that has a reputation for lasting over a million miles. This car only has 151k miles on it so you have a lot of life left in it. This is a non-turbo engine with a 4-speed manual transmission so it is as simple and uncomplicated as it gets. 300TD stands for 3.0 liter Touring Diesel not Turbo Diesel as many people think.
The exterior is the original Mercedes Benz Pastel Gray (Paint code 740) and it shows its age. There are a few rust spots around the car along with some surface rust and touch up paint here and there. It won’t win any car shows for glossy paint but it is honest and original. If you wanted to replace the front fenders and repaint the car, it would look very much like John Lennon’s 1979 300TD in appearance.
Even though the bottoms of the front fenders have rust, the floor panels are surprisingly solid. The interior is blue although palomino seats wereinstalled at one point.
It comes equipped with Climate Control A/C, manual sliding sunroof, power windows, and aftermarket CD player with Satellite radio. The A/C does not blow cold but the heat works fine. The left rear window does not work (window regulator?) and the radio antenna is broken off (but radio still receives a good signal.)
This has been used as a surf wagon for many years, used only to go to the beach on sunny days. The roof rack has cross bars that have been used to carry surfboards to the beach but can be removed if you so choose.
You are welcome to come check it out in person and I would be happy to take it to a local mechanic if you would like to pay to have it checked out before buying.
This is an iconic car that will not go down in value, is cheap to insure and maintain, and gets great MPGs. It is rare to find one of these in the states with this low of mileage and a manual transmission.
I would feel confident driving this car cross country. I’m happy to pick you up if you would like to fly in to Norfolk International Airport (ORF, spend the weekend at the beach and then drive it home. If you would like to have it shipped, I will help your shipper to load it onto their truck.
This is a No Reserve auction so whoever is the high bidder at the end, will be the lucky new owner of this Mercedes Benz 300TD manual transmission diesel wagon!