1983 Mercedes Benz 300CD Turbo Coupe

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series CD for sale in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
SubModel: CD
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1983
Mileage: 186,132
VIN: WDBAB53A9DB003892
Color: Blue
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1983

Up for sales is this beautiful 1983 Mercedes 300CD Turbo in the best color combo of Blue (exterior) and Tan (interior). We have had this car just a couple years but rarely drove it and ALWAYS kept it in the garage and it has Very low mileage for a 32 year old car. There is NO RUST on the car (which is commonfor these cars). A/C works great! We even have thereceipts from the original owner. Most of these cars have rust and oil leaks. No rust on this car AND we had all the oil leaks fixed. The diesel's are notorious for leaking - there are no leaks - NO oil drops in our garage! Also, O CRACKS in the dash, hich is also a common problem on these cars.

We had the regulator replaced in the rear right side window along with the support rails, ew motor on the front passenger window, ew motor mounts, ew fuel delivery pump and new A/C compressor. Just put in a new battery this week.

Of course, his is a 32 year old car so the wood console at the shifter is not in the greatest shape, he sun roof is not working although you can hear the motor when you push the button (I didn't really care about using that so never had it checked), he paint on the trunk has chips in it, he antenna doesn't go down probably needs some lube and the cruise control is sporadic.

As you can see in the video, his cars moves. The motor is strong and you don't have to worry about taking off in traffic! Fun to drive on those curvy country roads and a comfortable ride. This is the 3rd 300CD we have had but if you see my history, recently sold my BMW because we have too many cars and I don't want to rent garages anymore to store them and I have to stop my Husband from buying toys :). But he loves the 300CD because they are rare and a great reliable car and look so nice (compared to the 4 door).

Thank you for looking and we hope that someone buys this that has a passion for these vehicles and will take good care of it.

Check out the video...


History of the 1976-1985 Mercedes-Benz W123

By the admission of Mercedes-Benz, he W123 platform was not revolutionary, ut "rather a thoroughly mature mid-range car combining the latest engineering with tried and tested design features”. This sober summary reflects the lasting legacy of the W123 - a solidly built automobile with timeless poise and class.

Introduced in 1976, he W123 platform included a four door sedan and sleek coupe. The W123 replaced the aging W114 and W115 platforms (also known as the "Stroke Eights”), hich at the time were the most successful Mercedes passenger cars to date. The incoming W123s were styled after the new S-Class, hich was a clear break with the classical style of the Stroke Eight. The W123 offered a longer wheelbase, wider track, nd a larger body. The 280C coupe was 85 mm shorter than the sedan, nd was absent a B-pillar, hich lent the car a unique and sporty style. The coupe and sedans were soon joined by the diesel-powered 300TD station wagon in 1978 - the first Mercedes wagon. The cars were immensely popular and less than a year into production many dealers had a 12-month waiting list. Cars for immediate purchase were offered in a sort of black-market - at a healthy premium. The station wagon, r "touring" as it was called by Mercedes, as on a backlog of three years by the 1980s. This is a testament not only to the popularity of the touring, ut also Mercedes' creation and then domination of the luxury or "lifestyle" station wagon market.

In the U.S., he W123 was available in all three body styles, ut due to stricter emissions regulations, limited range of engines. The naming convention was straightforward, ith the first two numbers representing displacement in liters and the letters representing body style and fuel. No letters indicate a carbonated engine (i.e., he 230 carried a 2.3-liter inline four available from 1977-78), for Diesel, for fuel injection, for touring or station wagon, nd C for coupe. The 300D (3.0-liter inline 5-cylinder diesel) was available with a turbocharger in 1981, nd labeled as such. Top of the range was the 280E and 280CE, oth of which featured 2.8-liter, nline 4-cylinder, uel injected engines capable of 142 hp.

The W123 platform came equipped with many optional and standard class-leading features. The car was better engineered for crash protection - accomplished with a strengthened passenger cage and reinforced roof. Optional was a safety steering column engineered to crumple rather than enter the cabin in a head-on collision. From 1980 on, he W123 offered optional anti-lock brakes as well as an optional air bag after 1982. The 1982 model year also marked a major facelift for the W123 - all models were equipped with rectangular broadband headlights and power steering was offered standard across the range.

When the W123 went out of production in 1986 it had surpassed the Stroke Eight as the bestselling Mercedes-Benz with more than 2.5 million cars sold. Mercedes built the car to last, nd many are still on the road today. As a testament to the car's longevity, t is popular in Africa as a bush taxi, overing thousands of miles of rough roads with only basic maintenance. The 3.0-liter inline 5 diesel in the 300D, hile lacking in power, s considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever built. The timeless design is sure to last as long as the car itself, aking this car a classic that is here to stay.

On Nov-08-15 at 18:07:14 PST, eller added the following information:

I was asked for picture of the motor so thought I would upload this video...


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