1980 300SD Mercedes Benz Diesel with only 20k Original Miles! A Time capsule!

Price: US $8,100.00 Item location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300SD
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 21,000
  • VIN: 11612012015701
  • Color: OFF WHITE
  • Engine size: 5 cylinder inline
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: BEIGE
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300SD

1980 Mercedes Benz 300SD - This is a very rare Mercedes 4-gear automatic transmission. (Car Model: W116.120 Engine Model: OM617 D30A, with 120bhp (89kW; 112 PS) @ 4350 rpm and Bosch injection pump: Garrett turbine. This is the most powerful of all the 5 cylinder diesels with Turbo diesel (170ft·lb) and the most reliable diesel engine Mercedes Benz has ever made!!!

The turbo diesel of this car was original designed to be used in the Mercedes Benz C111 prototype (experimental only) making this car one of the fastest diesels on the road. The turbo really propels you forward, almost doubling the speed you are, in a couple of seconds. When the turbo kicks in, the car really flies forward! This turbocharged Diesel broke nine diesel and gasoline speed records in 1979!!!

Only 28,000cars of this model where ever made and shipped to the US and Canada. It is extremely difficult to find one such as this with the low miles of 21,000, and also so well kept!

The turning ratio of this car is one of the best in any car! Makes a complete U turn on a single line road!

Bolt Joints and undercarriage in perfect condition.

The car has an extra rubber protection sprayed originally as an undercoat by the Mercedes Dealership in 1980.

Bought the car with 2,400 miles only from the original owner

Changed oil and diesel filters every 3,000 miles and has been recently serviced.

Freezing A/C!

Excellent and in superb condition. The car drives like new. Always garaged.

Car is an ALL original work of art.

Electric windows all working and sunroof working as well, it hermetically closes when locking. Has no rust, no leaks!!!

The transmission switches from gear to gear very smoothly on all four gears.

This car is a real pleasure to drive. Very quite for a Diesel. Only when the car is idling can you tell is a diesel.

Both engine shock absorbers were replaced last year.

Starts immediately and smoothly.

New Brakes done last month.

New all season tires.

All lights are working; inside (courtesy and dashboard lights)and outside lights as well!

Speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, temperature gauge clocks on the dashboard are all working perfectly.

The dashboard clock is working and is as accurate as my iPhone, impressive for a electric Kienzle from 1980!

Two sets of keys that match glove compartment key and an extra valet key.

Original Mercedes big-double horn is working.

All rubber fuel hoses replaced with original Mercedes new ones.

The windshield and window rubber all around the car is in perfect condition.

The head-liner of the car is like new.

Original 1980 paint, I just professionally buffed and waxed it.

No accidents, no dents whatsoever!!!

Car needs nothing.

Windows are all working excellently.

No freedom on the steering wheel.

The car doesn't shake at all while driving and doesn't pull either left or right.

Car alignment has been done last week after I did the brakes.

A real keeper and extremely collectible.

I am sorry to sell it. I'm relocating and can't take this baby with me over to Europe.

The 1980 Mercedes 300SD "S" class (Sonderklasse (German for "special class")) and "D" for diesel were made only from 1979 to 1980. This particular model was the only W116 shaped diesel made only for the US and Canadian markets. There are none of these 300SD W116 diesels in Europe or the rest of the world. The other 300D diesels are not an "S" class; therefore they are not as luxurious and roomy inside and as comfortable as this one. Big difference, I have had both and I can tell the difference in comfort and car displacement on the open road. It is not even comparable to the other Mercedes models.

MB Text seats are original, and in excellent shape: no indentures from sitting-weights, no tears no scratches, looks brand new. No fading, no scratches, no rips, no torn stitching. Amazing interior for a car of this age.

Original Carpets that came with the car are in excellent condition; no marks or dirt or drops or any signs of deterioration whatsoever, they look like they were installed yesterday.

No oil leaks, no water leaks, no mechanical issues whatsoever. I added diesel additive every 1,000 miles.

You will not find a drop of fluid on your garage floor anywhere from this car!

NO CRACKS on the steering wheel or stick-shift knob at all!

This is a "Smoke Free' car, I don't smoke and don't let anybody in the car that smokes. The car cigarette lighter is used to charge my iPhone, which is in working conditions and it has never been used as an ashtray and you can tell that it is in brand new condition.

One of the last Mercedes made by hand, the quality of this car is amazing, you can feel it when you drive it.

Despite being a very heavy car and a diesel, this car is extremely fast and the turbo diesel kicks-in right away, if you press the gas pedal quickly.

No rust or accidents. Very well kept car.

Great gas efficiency; around 25 miles per gallon in the city and around 29 on open road.

Original jack and spare tire are included.

Original First Aid Kit built in the back window compartment.

All chrome around the car is in excellent shape.

Engine model: OM617.120 with 5 cylinder inline – Bosch diesel injection.
Very pretty and rare color combination; off-white on off-white.
Whoever ends up owning this car is a very fortunate person indeed!
Car is sold "AS IS".

Payment method: Bank Wire Transfer Only!

Clean title and Florida Bill of Sale will be sent FED-EX after payment or with the car shipper, if preferred.
I reserve the right to finish this auction at anytime!
If you have questions, please call me after 4pm at: (954) 397-4917. My name is Daniel.
Thanks and good luck!