1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo Diesel Station Wagon

Price: - Item location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: Turbo Diesel
  • Type: Wagon
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 175000
  • VIN: WDBAB93A9BN001191
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: OM617 I-5 Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black MB TEX
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

This 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo wagon is powered by a replacement 3.0L turbodiesel inline-five backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Additional features includea sunroof, chrome roof rails, third-row seating, Bundt wheels, and an aftermarket stereo. I bought the car six years ago and I resprayed in Astral Silver, refreshed the black MB-Tex interior, serviced the power steering and air conditioning systems, and fitted a new windshield. Service in December 2018 included an oil/filter change,air filter, self-leveling rearsuspension adjustment, installation of a new antenna, and inspection.
The car was repainted in factoryAstralsilber(735) and received a new windshield and seal, and headlight bezels approximately five months ago. Areas of rust are noted on the insides of the rear doors and wheel wells, close-ups of which can be seen in the gallery below.

Chrome roof rails are fitted and the car retains its US-market lights and bumpers. Painted 14″ Bundt wheels wear Michelin Defender X tires that were installed in 2016 and have 10k miles on them.The self-leveling rear suspension was serviced in December 2018.
The interior is trimmed in black MB-Tex and features a manually-operated sunroof, cruise control, power windows, automatic climate control, and Zebranowood trim. A newheadliner, seat cushions, and cargo area carpet were installed by the seller three years ago along with an aftermarket stereo.Mercedes-branded all-weather floor mats are fitted in the footwells and cargo area. This car includes the coveted third row seat.
The power antenna was replaced in December 2018. The air conditioning system has been serviced with new hoses, converted to R134a refrigerant, and is reportedly functional. Just over 175k chassis miles are shown on the 6-digit odometer, with approximately 60k added by the seller over six years of ownership. Total mileage is unknown.
A replacement 3.0L OM617 turbodiesel inline-five was reportedly installed under previous ownership. The engine was originally rated at 125 horsepower and sends power to the rear wheels via a4-speed automatic transmission. The seller has replaced the power steering high-pressure hose and battery during their ownership.

The data tag shows that the car was optioned with the following equipment:

  • 588- Automatic climate control and power windows
  • 593- Heat-insulating glass, heated rear window pane, single-sheet safety glass
  • 844- Folding seat bench in loading compartment
  • 440- Cruise Control
  • 467- Instrument with mileage reading and English lettering/central locking system
  • 494- California version
  • 531- Automatic antenna
  • 542- Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror
  • 411- Mechanical sliding roof
Additional underside photos are provided to show the suspension, exhaust, brakes, and steering components in the gallery: Gallery
Cold Start Engine Running Video - Video

This wagon has a clear Texas title.