'82 Black Mercedes 300D TurboDiesel Excellent Condition 104K Sunroof Super Clean

Price: US $8,000.00 Item location: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: TurboDiesel 4-door sedan
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 104,769
  • VIN: WDBAB33A2CB013909
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: OM617.912
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Cassette Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Excellent condition black 1982 Mercedes 300D TurboDiesel sedan with tan MB-Tex upholstery. 104,769 miles. This car has been my daily driver since March of 2011. I purchased it with 66145 miles and have put on 38,614+ miles over the past 5+ years. So I can tell you withcertainty that this car has been reliable and can legitimately be your daily driver for many more miles to come. I'm only selling it because our family situation has changed and we needed the extra space afforded by a minivan.

Exterior condition:

* overall very good given the age of the vehicle

* minor paint scratches, door dings, and the like but overall the paint is fresh

* exterior trim pieces are intact

* car is straight and clean

* only one drivers side view mirror isstandard for this model and year

* no cracks in windshields or windows

* telescoping antennae works


Interior condition/features:

* minor sun fading of the MB-Tex upholstery, drivers seat has a small (less than 1 inch) crack

* carpets are clean and in good condition with no major blemishes

* overall, wood grain trim is in good condition. The wood trim that surrounds the power window controls has minor cracking

* dashboard and power window buttons work

* original Becker Europa cassette player and radio works

* climate control system works

* sunroof works

* rear windshield defroster works

* instrument cluster gauges and dials work

* turn signals and windshield wipers work

* headlight settings work, including fog lights

* ash tray is clean

* glove box door works and is clean inside

* original manual and climate control quick reference card

* original MB first aid kit — original non-degradable items (scissors, etc) are present, degradable items have been replaced with new

* mesh netting behind drivers and passenger seats are tight and in great condition

* power windows all work

* non-smoker

Maintenance history:

* all maintenance receipts since I purchased it in 2011 are present

* all fluids (transmission, brake, coolant, oil, power steering) replaced at designated service intervals

* replaced all original rubberfuel lines with new elastomer lines

* replaced all original rubber vacuum lines with new

* hood pad for sound dampening

* AC converted to R134refrigerant

* AC pressure switch

* thermostat

*monovalve heater and assembly

* new shocks

* front suspension bushings and tie rods, alignment

*pre-glow timer relay

* water pump and water pump housing

* radiator

* front and rear brake pads and rotors

* new Goodyear tires were installed at 94205 miles — including full size spare (jack and tools present)

* averaged 25.5 MPG — 500 miles/tank

* complete list of all repairs/routine maintenance/fuel economy is available upon request


* cruise control does not work

* emergency flasher button works intermittently

* minor oil leaks — doesn’t require extra oil between changes

* creaky suspension — checked out by MB of Naperville and found to have no mechanical issues, just old car noises

* AC coolant leak — blows ice cold when recharged

* vacuum leak in front passenger door lock — isolated and blocked so to not affect rest of system

* fuel gauge inaccurate below 1/4 tank

From 2011 to 2014 all repairs were done by Fluid MotorUnion in Plainfield, IL. From 2015 to present Mercedes Benz of Naperville, IL has performed repairs.I had the repairs performed by qualified service technicians, but if you are a do-it-yourselfer this car is for you. It's entirely mechanical. Open the engine and it's all there to see. Nothing is controlled via computer. There is also a very active online community devoted to these cars. One good resource is MercedesSource.Convert it to waste vegetable oil and drive for free!

The W123 chassis that this 300D TurboDiesel is built upon is legendary for it's durability and reliability. As my experience with this car has shown, it's been a reliable daily driver that even at its age has many features that are still optional on todays cars like the automatic climate control. Power windows, sunroof, automatic climate control, and automatic transmissionmake this an easy car to drive. Set the interior temperature and forget it. It will blow warm or cold, hard or light, depending on conditions. This car weighs a ton, it's solid steel and very stable, very safe to drive yet still gets good fuel economy. At 104K miles, this car is just now getting broken in. It's routine for these engines to go 300K+ miles, some have even gone a million. As mentioned, I've used this as my daily driver in Chicago for the past 5+ years. I've been proactive about washing it during the winter to keep road salt at a minimum, but it's also important to note that I've not had any trouble starting it even during the coldest snaps. I do garage it, but at no point has it gelled up or gotten too cold to start.I have taken it on 3 longroad trips to Kansas and back with no problems whatsoever.

The car does come with two sets of extra floor mats. One are cloth MBZ mats, the other are WeatherTech rubber mats specifically sized for the vehicle. The car comes with several do-it-yourself maintenance manuals and guides produced by Kent Bergsma of MercedesSource.

To summarize, this is a really nice car that has been extremely well taken care of. I've already fixed most of the problems that could crop up with a car this age and mileage so you don't have to. I feel confident that anything that could have gone wrong would have already gone wrong given that I've put nearly 40K miles on it driving it daily over the past 5+ years. Buy with confidence and drive with confidence. It can be a daily driver or you could clean it up even more than I have and show it off. Come see it, Ipromise you won't be disappointed.

Contact me if you would like a link to more pictures and maintenance/fuel economy history or if you have any questions whatsoever about the car.