1985 Mercedes Benz 300TDT Turbo Diesel Estate Wagon

Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Melbourne, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 287,000
  • VIN: WDBAB93C4FF035962
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: OM617
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

For sale is my beloved 1985 Mercedes 300TDT Diesel Wagon. It is with a heavy heart that I must find her a new home, but I cannot devote the time needed to care for some of my prized possessions and I am trying to make life simpler.

I have been a lifelong enthusiast of the Mercedes w123 cars and their bullet-proof om-617 diesel engine. They are the most reliable and dependable car I have ever encountered, and I have had several last over 400,000 miles. This wagon has the headrests and the crossbars on the roof that most of these vintage wagons are missing. These wagons are getting harder to find, especially in this great condition. This is the nicest one I have had the pleasure to drive

I bought this marvelous car in Yachats, Oregon. The previous owner, the 3rd I'm told, had bought it in Santa Barbara, where it had spent it's entire life. It had one accident and was repaired by the dealer. We purchased it on vacation in the Pacific Northwest in 2013, immediately turned in the rental car and drove the wagon all week. We had planned to ship it across the country, but were enjoying it so much we drove it all the way back to Florida.

When I arrived home I had a few observations from our 2 weeks driving and had them repaired by my local Mercedes Specialist. The rear differential was rebuilt. The transmission was also rebuilt because there was a delay when shifting into reverse. The shocks and hydraulic reservoirs for the SRS system were replaced. Over the last few years I added a remote entry that is connected to the factory vacuum operated locks and they still function as new. I replaced the US version headlights with theFactory OEMMercedes Europeanheadlights. They are much brighter and really improve the nighttime visibility. I also added a Sony CD-MP3 stereo with USB for your iPhone or favorite music device. I have a Garmin GPS hardwired to the ignition included if you desire..

All of the routine maintenance has been diligently attended to. Just over a year ago we had the cylinder head rebuilt by Orlando Cylinder Head and installed by our local specialist. They also rebuilt the turbo with a Mercedes Source upgrade kit.

The Pros:

This is a rust free car and everything works:

I have spared no expense to keep her in perfect condition.

The SRS system levels as it should,

The Air Conditioner blows ice cold and still runs on R-12.

The A/C control panel and Cruise control module are recent from Programma Inc.

The suspension is tight and the brakes great.

She shifts perfectly and smoothly cruises down the highway.

The 3rd row seat is installed and all five of the original headrest are there.

The roof rack roof rack has all 3 crossbars and all the original rubbers.

She has brand new Michelin's.

I would confidently drive her anywhere in the continent.


The Cons:

This is a 32 year old car.

It does not drive like a new car. It drives and handles as well as these cars did in the 80's.

It has been well cared for, but shows some wear.

Everything is working as advertised, now. Vintage parts can fail.

The pneumatic struts that hold the tailgate up are not great on hot days.

The drivers seat shows a little wear.

There is a small repair to the headliner at the sunroof latch.

The dash is just starting to show tiny cracks.

I ended this listing yesterday so I could explain a surprise that was pointed out to me from the Auto Check report. I purchased the car with a clear Oregon Title in 2013. I was aware of an accident that occurred in 2010. Our Mercedesrear ended another vehicle and was repaired by the same dealership where it had been purchased and serviced. Any damage was in the front left corner. The car stays aligned and drives straight and true. All damage was repaired to Mercedes Benz Factory standards and is still flawless 7 years later. Auto Check now shows a Salvaged Title History that was not reported when I purchased the car. I have a clear FloridaTitle. If the auto check report concerns you, please bid accordingly.

If you are looking at this ad, you are probably familiar with these cars, and this is a spectacular specimen that has been driven and well cared for.She is 32 years old an has some blemishes and wear, but it is in amazing shape for her age.She is sold without a warranty, as is, for pickup in Central Florida.I am happy to assist with shipping, but at the expense of the buyer (I know a guy).I may also be able to help with delivery as long as it is arrangedbefore auction's end.

The car is also for sale locally, and is available for inspection.

I would encourage you to come drive and inspect it in Melbourne Florida.

I am able to meet you at the Melbourne or possibly the Orlando Airport.

I would like to make this a happy transaction for everyone involved.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Message me through eBay or call me at 321-345-6458.

Thanks, Mike