Mercedez 300SDL/ 300 SDL, Diesel

Price: US $1,025.00 Item location: Medford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300SDL
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Diesel Long Body
  • Year: 1987
  • Mileage: 168,518
  • VIN: WDBCB25DXHA321353
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 3.0, 6 Cyl., Turbo Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: Bluetooth Sound System, Cassette Player, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Diesel Long Body

The Specs:

Year: 1987
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300SDL
Trim: Diesel Long Body
Type: W126 Sedan
Color: Silver Exterior - Gray Interior
Transmission: Auto
Drive: Rwd
Engine: 3.0L, 6 Cyl., Turbo Diesel
Mileage: 168,518
AC Blows Cold
Power Windows All Work
Power Sunroof Works

Options included:


This is my old ride. My father originally got it for me in 2010 from Massachusetts and had it shipped to California. I drove it from California to Boston when I moved up here to go to college, towing most everything I owned. She's kept me moving for the last two years, but I just got a 2010 Subaru, so it's time to let her go. She is a dependable girl and would make a great "first car" for anyone.

To those who don't know, the W126 body, when coupled with this engine, makes for a model that stands out among Mercedez enthusiasts. The W126 was one of the longest body styles put out by Mercedes and provides exceptional leg room and trunk space. Way, way more than most modern vehicles. As such, the car makes for a nice cruiser. These engines commonly hold up for well over 400,000 miles. I would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere. I get better gas mileage in this Mafia staff car than my Subaru, usually between 25 and 30 miles to the gallon.

The most appealing thing about this model is its endurance. They're like the ship Serenity from the show "Firefly." Be willing to put out a little work and maintenance on them and they'll last you forever. They're tough, dependable, safe, and powerful. Not necessarily quick (It's a long luxury car with a diesel engine. They weren't intended to play ricky-road-rocket), but it's got enough power to tow things, despite the sedan-sized body. On top of that, as it's a diesel engine, I could pop cooking oil into the tank in a pinch and the car will run just fine. As such, it has become a popular model among the Bio-Diesel and Survivalist crowds.

I'll give a quick bullet-list of all the Pros of the car:

  • Brand new battery and tires.
  • It has been exceptionally maintained since we got it, with regular oil and filter changes.
  • It has a Bluetooth system already installed.
  • It's safe as driving a Sherman tank. Seriously. These things are tough.
  • It rides smoother than most modern vehicles.
  • I literally just had it detailed.
  • I have new headlight doors in the trunk that have yet to be installed.
  • All power windows and power sunroof work as they should.
  • Air Conditioning blows cold and heater blows hot.
  • Due to its age and the cross-country trip, the car does have some issues. So, let's get the "Cons" section out of the way:

  • It needs some minor repairs. Key-word being "minor." Driver's side mirror is cracked (but not unusable), it needs the window-washing fluid tank replaced, there are a couple of small tears in the seat and some of the belts are squeaky, resulting in the car running loud. The trim under the Passenger headlight needs to be pulled back out so that the headlight door can be replaced (new part in trunk) and the headlight wiper can work. I'd do them myself, but I simply didn't have the time. Besides—some of ‘em would be best done at your own mechanic.
  • It's got some cosmetic issues. Some cracks in the dashboard, chips in the paint, cracking in the headlight casing, and the like. Nothing extreme.
  • It's slow accelerating. This is due, largely, to the fact that it's a diesel, but it may need the vacuum lines cleaned out real quick, too.
  • No low ballers. No games. You or your agent shows up with cash (or pays by Paypal) and takes the car and title. No cashiers checks, etc. I will not take your check for more than the sales amount and pay your shipper! (have your shipper cash your check!)

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