Mercedes-Benz 300CD, Incredibly Nice Condition
Price: US $7,900.00 Item location: Huffman, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 162107
- VIN: 12315012001278
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series
This vehicle has only had only 3 Owners since new.It comes with years of receipts all the way back to the original owner and you will see receipts from the last owner that date back 16 years to 2004. It has been garage kept it's entire life.From looking at the receipts the last owner drove it for only about 2500. miles per year.(He had three cars and he was the only driver)
This car runs and drives excellent hot or cold and the temp stays cool even on hot Houston days. It is very quite for a diesel. The transmission shifts as if it were new.The transmission has had a recent oil change.A new battery and All new glow plugs have been replaced in the last 5000. miles
The wheels were recently refinished and anewset of matching tires were installed within the last 10 miles.It was also had an alignment in the last few miles
The seats are wearing the original parchment seat covers in MB tex but have had the padding replaced professionally, which makes them almost as new. There are two small cracks on the drivers bolster that I am told have been there for a number of years. (see photo)
The carpets and headliner were replaced within the last year so the interior is really very nice and incredibly clean. The door pockets were also replacedThe only detriments to the interior are cracks in the dash pad which are covered with a custom cover and the wood around the power window switches needs replacement. The rest of the wood is very nice as you can see in the photos.
The original factory radio was sent off and refurbished approx 18 months ago and plays great on AM or FM.The power antenna works as it should and retracts when the ignition or power is off.
The body lines are all straight and it appears to be 99% rust free and shows no signs of rust orrust repairs with the exception of some minor rust under the doors,on the insidenear the rubber.(only visible from under the car with the doors open)The paint is extremely nice with no apparent fade for it's age and it is in it's original color of 525G which is "brilliant Red Metallic".
I did find a couple of very small chips, about the size of a pen point, you have to be looking for them and there is some rash down the drivers door edge, I couldn't add any more photos to the ebay listing.
The A/c blows cold and the heater works by manually opening a valve under the hood as the normally problematic vacuum system has been bypassed and it now works great.The hood pad is new,
The front power windows work as they should but the rear windows are slow from non use.They just need to be lubricated.
This is a great driving car that requires very little maintenance, gets lots of thumbs up, near 26 mpg and it's built like a small tank.
It is located in Huffman Texas 77336 and an inspection by you or your representative is welcome, just contact me thru the "ask seller a question" link on the ebay listing or give me a call at 832 282 0194.
I can get shipping quotes world wide so send me your zip code if you are in the USA or the nearest port if you are out of the country.