1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD TURBO DIESEL Garage Kept ONE OWNER for 32 years

Price: - Item location: Vineland, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: S-Class
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 156,275
  • VIN: WDBCB20C1FA149497
  • Color: Silver
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

I bought this 2 months ago from the original owner with the hopes to fix it and keep it forever.Sadly, we need some cash so I have to let it go.
The original owners paid CASH for this car in 1985 from MB in Lancaster, PA (original salesperson's business card is still in the manual!) ... I included a picture of the original title (no lien!) for you to see. It was awesome to hold in my hand so I scanned since NJ DMV wouldn't let me keep it.
They kept this car in the garage its entire life and it SHOWS. It is in great shape.No accidents. Straight body. No rust.
It has been professionally painted in the original color in spots where the car was peeling according to the original owner's son. It looks fantastic to me.
The suspension is perfect and the car rides like a true S Class!
Brakes and rotors are in great shape.Transmission shifts FLAWLESSLY and SMOOTH. (A lot of these older MB cars have clunky transmissions. This is a great one!)
All electronic controls work properly including:
Cruise controlPower windowsClockORIGINAL Becker AM/FM Cassette radio.TachometerSpeedometerOdometerABS
It needed some maintenance so I did most of it.
Things that have been fixed:
New front ball joints AND guide rod mounts ($2000!!)New fuel lines and vacuum linesNew fuel filter and pre-filter.New steering rack bolt.New tires all the way around.New monovalve for heat systemValve adjustment by veteran MB tech.
What it still needs:
AC was ICE COLD when I bought it, but developed a leak. I had it tested and it needs a new Compressor, Expansion Valve and Receiver Drier. I already bought the brand new replacement parts and will include it in the sale of the car.
Side molding/cladding on bottom of the car is missing. I haven't looked to replace it yet.
The exhaust is a little old and does not NEED to be changed. It's not noisy, I'm just meticulous. It's last on my list to do, but it's just old.
Below are links to some videos so you can see and hear it run.
PLEASE ask any questions.
If you are within 600 miles, I'll meet you halfway for delivery.Shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer.
The car is sold AS-IS and no warranty is expressed or implied. It should last a lifetime, I was hoping it would be for me.