1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD Estate Wagon - Only 166K
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- Type: Wagon
- Year: 1984
- Mileage: 166,000
- VIN: WDBAB93A6EF008307
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel
- Number of cylinders: 5
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD Turbo Diesel Estate Wagon.
Car and runs drives great. The motor mounts have recently been replaced so that the car idles smooth. The title is clear.(non salvage) The body overall is solid only needing some minor repairs. The interior is in great condition and the seats themselves are very excellent. The original blue dash is virtually flawless with only superficial cracks that are barely visible.
This is absolutely a greater starter wagon for someone that needs a good base car to begin with that they can improve as they see fit over time.
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Special equipment codes:
900U Deep Blue Paint
152A Galaxy Blue MB-TEX
411 Mechanical and Hydraulic Sliding Roof
440 Tempomat (Cruise Control)
491 U.S. Version
519 Becker Radio Grand Prix Electronic Cassette - USA
531 Automatic Antenna
593 Green Heat Insulated Glass, Heated Rear Window Pane
640 Light Alloy Wheels
673 High Capacity Battery
804 Model Year 1984
***Article Excerpt fromBloomberg Vintage Cars by Hannah Elliot***
"We all adore its long, quirky, European body and cool square edgesâ€”see one parked on the street, and someone in your group will squeal, â€œOh! Ilovethose old wagons!â€ But Iâ€™m not talking about a car that will endure for an eternity inhearts and minds.
I mean it literally. This thing will. Not. Die.
â€œYou cannot kill them,â€ Phil Skinner, Kelley Blue Bookâ€™s collector car market editor, said recently. â€œThey just keep on running. Itâ€™s Mercedes technologyâ€”and on a station wagon! Itâ€™s the perfect combination.â€
Jonathan Klinger, a spokesman for car insurerHagerty, said almost the exact same thing.
â€œIf you say â€˜overbuilt, overengineered, bulletproof,â€™ this is the era and the series that comes to mind,â€ he said. â€œThis is literally the car you cannot kill.â€
When they came out in April1978, they were the most expensive station wagons on the market;Mercedes sold them at a little more than26,000 deutsche marks a pop (roughly $15,000).These were the cars that started Americans on the road to their currentluxury SUV obsessionâ€”the first modern vehicles that were bothpractical and relatively luxurious. Up until then, it was one or the other.
â€œAt the time, if you wanted to go to the Hamptons with the kids and the dog, you really didnâ€™t have a lot of options,â€ said Mike Kunz, manager of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, Calif. â€œYou could have bought a Jeep, but that was in no way a luxury vehicle. It was crude, really.â€
The W123 line helped introduce new technology such asantilock brakes(optional from August 1980), a retractable steering column, and the driver air bag (optional from 1982). (Someof those technologies, like ABS, were introduced either later or not at allforU.S.-bound cars at the time.) Many had wood interior trim with a passenger side exterior mirror, power windows, central locking, and rear-facing extra seats. How novel! Mercedes sold a five-speedmanual transmissioninEurope and a four-speedautomatic transmission in the U.S. (The naturally aspirated 300TD wagon had onlya brief career in North America, asa turbocharged model replaced it in 1981.)
Bottom line? They appealed to people who needed a workhorse they could use and abuse."
Mercedes sold the wagon from 1978 until the mid-1980s.Source: Mercedes-BenzWhen they came out in April1978, they were the most expensive station wagons on the