Classic-1984-Mercedes-Benz-300-TD-Wagon

Price: US $204.50 Item location: Laguna Beach, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300TD Wagon, W123
  • Type: Wagon
  • Trim: 123 Wagon
  • Year: 1984
  • Mileage: 290,092
  • VIN: WDBAB93A8EN017726
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 3.0L Turbocharged
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300TD Wagon, W123

Classic, ell-kept 300TD MB wagon up for grabs! She's a daily driver and runs like a champ. I am the third owner and she's done right by me these past two years; The first owner was an MB mechanic in TX, nd paid meticulous attention to her maintenance; The second owner was a yoga instructor in Portland, nd she too did the same. (I have some, ut not all of the maintance records and receipts from over the years. There was also an owner in between me and the yoga girl, ut they neither drove it, or registered it.)
Thing I love about the MB 300's is you can dress them up, r down: perfect wagon for surfing, amping, iking, ogs, rips to Trader Joe's, tc... and at the same time, piff her up and be not ahsamed to hand her over to the vallet. But if you're here checking her out, ou probably already know all about these cars and how one fetishsizes them - in my view, ery deserving of their cult-like following. They're buletproof tanks, et decent fuel mileage (20-25) and have a disntincitve vintage aesthetic that speaks to the sophisticated MB ethos. I just love these cars... and I am sad that I have to part ways with this baby.
MECHANICAL: GRADE - BEngine is strong. Spent $2500 on a rebuilt transmission a year ago. Put apprximately 10K miles on it. Still has a 10 months left on warranty. Purrs like a kitten on the freeway. Good acceleration for a 300TD. (I've owned several) Needs an oil pan gasket - I was told it costs $50 bucks. Sometimes when turning off engine and removing key, he still wants to run. Had a mechanic friend rig it for me and it's fixed the problem. Long term you might want to take her to your mechanic and have new vaccum line pump installed. Nothing serious and a cheap fix at $30 bucks. Brakes perfectly, ut with a little squeakiness; recently replaced pads and front calipers.
BODY: GRADE - BBody is straight as a whistle. No rust, few minor dings. Back tail light casings are broken and will need to be replaced. Installed new windsheild six months ago.
PAINT: GRADE - B MINUSOther than a light fade to the roof and a few scratches, he shines up well.
INTERIOR: GRADE - BFront seats show a little wear. Back seats are pretty mint, ut losing a slittle bounce in their spring. Rear wagon upholstery has large stains. Dash is clean, ery little cracking. Missing a few pieces of interior trim. Thde hatch extender to the wagon lift sometimes slips.
ELECTRICAL & ACCESORIES: GRADE - CAC is not working. Not certain what's it's going to take to get her blowing cold - never checked it out. Heat works well. Only window that works is driver's side. The passenger side, s well as the back two will need new window switches. They list on Window Switch for $23. The headlight casings have little puddles of water in them - they work fine however and so I never got around to replacing the bulbs. Radio is standard BM issue - so nothing special back in 1984. Antenna is broken. Wipers work but definitely need new blades.
MILEAGE GRADE - CShe has 290K on her. The 123 series are legendary for their durability and are known to clock 500-1M miles before being put to rest. With proper care and maintenance, his 300 will easily do the same.
TIRES: GRADE - D.20-25% tread left. Worn spare. Original jack in great condition.
OVERALL GRADE: B - B MINUSShe runs great, nd she's a decent looker...but she is 31 years old and so she could definitely benefit from having someone put some TLC and a little money into her. She's by no means mint, hough she's not a project car either. She has a clean title and I've used her as daily driver for the past couple of years. I hate to see her go, ut I need the money for a new project I'm involved in.
Anyway... I think that about covers it. If I've forgotten something, y apolgies. If so, t's minor in scale.Any interests, 's, tc... fire away. If local, 'm available to meet up for a test drive/lookover.
Thanks a lot for stopping by, nd checking her out!
Cheers,Patrick