Rare 1985 Mercedes Benz 300d Langversion w123 LWB Diesel Sedan

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Auburn, California, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • Type: Limousine
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 152,500
  • VIN: 11111111111111111
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 3.0
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300d Langversion. European model.
VIN# WDB1231321A188970
Final production year of the w123 series cars.
MB code 172 Anthracite Grey with 951 Black velours interior, a very handsome color combination.
8 seater capacity with fold away jump seats.
Factory built long wheelbase sedan. Rare in America as these cars were never officially sold through MBUSA. Chasis designated as the v123.132, these "langversion" cars were generally ordered as house cars for hotels, embassies, and taxi's. According to the original build sheet, this particular car was immediately exported to Israel after being built. It then made it's way to the San Francisco bay area in the early 1990's where it reportedly served as a house car for a local hotel. In 2000, the hotel was sold. The car, and owner retired to the California Sierra foothills where it has been ever since.
*153k+ on working odometer.
*Solid body with no rust issues.
*Factory stock 15" wheels and hubcaps.
The car will need a new paint job as it had a mediocre quality re-paint around 15 years ago which has totally dulled out, giving the car a matte appearance. The left rear quarter panel took a moderate hit at some point in it's past and had crude repair work performed. It will need to be straightened out properly. Small dent on top of RH front fender. Hood is replacement from another car with traces of blue paint underneath. Minor dent on front bumper RH side. Other than these noted items, body is straight and solid. Door gaps and closure is excellent.
100% original Black Velours interior is very clean. Dashboard has cracks from the California sun. Trim wood is intact and shows some aging. Front seats show some wear.Rebuilt front driver seat with upgraded spring support pads from a 560SEL.Rear seats show very little wear. Rear velour headrests have sun damage, but have covers on them. Rear seat top, parcel shelf, and 1st aid kit cover excellent. Excellent headliner and door panels. Very good carpet and factory floor mats. Vacuum door locks work but bleed off after a few minutes of shut-down. All power windows work properly. Rear ventilation "wing" windows exclusive only to this model. Becker Gran Prix stereo and Manual Hirschmann antenna. The car also had a second antenna mounted on the RH rear quarter, possibly for 2-way radio or telephone. All cluster gauges work properly including clock. All automatic "Klima" fan controls work properly.Has stock A/C system with good compressor. Will need recharge of r12 freon or changeover to r134a.
Healthy mechanicals. The naturally aspirated OM617 powerplant starts, runs and shuts off as normal, both hot and cold. No oil leaks. No excessive tailpipe smoke. Transmission shifts are crisp and on time. Engine runs at normal operating temp with no overheating. 1 Year old battery still tests at 99%. No noises or vibrations from driveline or rear end. Front suspension would benefit from new control arm bushings and tie rod ends, no squeaks, clunks or other noises, just a bit sloppy as compared to how it should feel, especially with the bigger 15" wheel/tires. Very low miles on replaced brake pads. Has ABS and SLS hydro rear suspension. p205/65r15 tires all have 80%+ tread remaining.
*The car is part of a large private collection. It is started and driven short distances periodically. Prior to being considered a daily driver, it is recommended that this car receives a full service. Car is sold as-is and priced accordingly.
*Note that the car has European headlamps (non DOT). If you plan to register this car in a state that requires a safety inspection as per DMV, you will need to install DOT (American) w123 headlamps which do not come with the car.

Sold as-is with a clear California title.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. While I have made every attempt to represent this car to the best of my knowledge, I still encourage potential buyers to inspect the car prior to purchase.

Car is located in Auburn, Ca. About 30 mins east of Sacramento just off I-80.

About Payment:
I will contact the winning bidder via email within 3 hours of auction completion. I require a $500 non-refundable deposit via paypal within 24 hours. Balance is due (bank check, cash in person or bank wire transfer only) within 7 calendar days of auction end. Buyer will need to secure transportation arrangements within 30 days of auction close.
The car will be securely garaged until pickup.

About this auction:
This auction process is a legally binding contract into which you enter when you click "confirm" on your bid. Please have finances in order before you decide to bid and please ask any and all questions before you decide to bid. Basically,please only bid if you are ready to purchase this car. Car is sold as-is with no warranties express or implied. Any disputes regarding the sale of this vehicle shall be resolved through binding arbitration exclusively in Placer County, California under applicable state laws. Non-paying bidders will be reported to Ebay and liable to incurred fees and damages subject to state laws.By bidding you agree to these terms.

About me:
Please check my feedback, I take customer satisfaction very seriously, and expect the same courtesy of any potential buyers. I am a private collector and I own this car outright. The pictures were taken this week.

You and/or your representative are welcome and encouraged to inspect the car in person before the close of auction or purchase.I am a private individual, not a business and this car is located at my private residence, so any appointments to view the car must be made within reasonable daylight hours and with reasonable notice. Vehicle is located in Auburn, California 95603, about 30 minutes west of Sacramento, just off I-80. I will not be able to bring this vehicle to your mechanic for pre purchase inspection. All inspections are welcome on-site.

Post Auction details:
The transportation and cost is the sole responsibility of the buyer, although I can certainly help with logistics. I have used a transport booking service for years with good results that can help you find a reasonable shipping rate. New owner will be given a bill of sale and a clean California title. Car is currently on California "non-op" registration status. Any registration fees and/or safety inspections are the sole responsibility of new owner.
Overseas bidders may contact any of these international shippers for a quote:
Schumacher Cargo
CFR Rinkens
California Shipping