1984 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel - CLEAN, GREAT DRIVING MIDSIZE W123 MODEL BENZ

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300D Turbodiesel for sale in Auburn, Washington, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Auburn, Washington, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 300D Turbodiesel
Year: 1984
Mileage: 97850
VIN: WDBAB33A0EA096913
Color: Red
Engine size: 3.0 Liter Turbodiesel
Number of cylinders: 5
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1984

1984

Mercedes Benz
300D Turbodiesel

VIN: WDBAB33A0EA096913

If you've followed my Ebay vehicle auctions the past ten or eleven years you've noticed we've gotten a fair number of great vintage Benz sedans on a regular basis. This great diesel boulevard cruiser was purchased new in Canoga Park, California on April 16, 1984. That original owner kept the car for the next 23 years, bringing it to Washington state when they moved here in the late nineties. Along with the factory books that came with the car is the original window sticker showing a dealer price of $33,780. It is a fully compliant USA model. Those original books, records, hang tags, the dealer metal data plate and even the plastic sleeve you see pictured will be safely locked away in the glove compartment when it leaves my warehouse on the way to the next caretaker. You'll also find the complete first aid kit still there in its rear package shelf compartment.

Before a potential bidder asks, yes, this is the factory-original color paint. I've owned several other vintage Benz in rare (typically European-only) colors, but this is just the second red 300D we've come across. If it's a bit wild for your taste, there's an old saying in the collector car world that "if you don't like the color, you can always paint it red!"

"Time capsule" really is a great way to describe this Mercedes. I'm pretty sure it's been allowed to spend much of its life garaged because the overall condition is truly better than most any other 35-year-old daily driver you'll likely encounter. After spending just a few minutes behind the wheel, I was sold on it! The level of respect and care given over the decades is very obvious.

Please feel free to email, text or call me with any questions during the auction. My direct number is 206/914-1173 and my name is Mark. You're encouraged to stop by my Auburn, WA warehouse to check over the car and take it out on the road. Having an on-site buyer's inspection done is also welcomed and encouraged.


VEHICLE DESCRIPTION


Ever driven one of these mid-sized Mercedes with the bullet-proof 3.0-liter five-cylinder diesel engine? What a treat! Smooth is the word for sure. Smooth handling in the curves or on the highway. Comfort, style, and versatility all in one classic ride. I've always considered the W123 models constructed through the late eighties as the last hand-built, truly high-quality Mercedes and have heard others say the same. Take a look at the photos and I'm sure you'll agree with me. What you see is the result of a wash and vacuum only. Rust? Please, this Benz HATES rust and I haven't found any here to worry about. Climb over, under and around this sedan, I know you'll come up smiling!! As a respected Ebay seller with many satisfied customers, I want you to bid with confidence knowing this is a great car AND that it's being properly represented.
CONDITION:

In brief, this is a clean, original, well-cared-for, smoke-free Mercedes. I take pride in the vehicles we sell, feeling that you should know much about them before bidding. Accordingly, here's a list of the good and also small things possibly to be sorted out: Hop in, turn the key, let the glow plugs heat for about five or six seconds and the engine starts immediately!I've observed no excessive blowby. The automatic transmission shifts through all gears, just as it should. I feel the car idles, runs and drives as intended - immediate strong, steady oil pressure and properly functioning charging system. When warm, the engine temperature is maintained at the midway mark on the dash gauge. The fuel system is completely stock and has NEVER been exposed to component-destroying biodiesel or a goofy homemade conversion. Recent upgrades include a new idler arm kit, a new steering damper, replacement of the upper control arms, bushings and spindles as well as a front-end alignment. The paint has been resprayed to the original factory solid red. It is in exceptionally good condition and holds quite a shine. I find NO failing clearcoat, rust spots, paint nicks, thin areas or rock chips. The fenders, doors, rear quarters and floor pans are all solid. The windshield has no cracks. All four factory alloy wheels are clean, straight and true. They're wrapped with radials, each with at least 50+% remaining tread.

Take another look at the interior photos. The black MB-Tex upholstery is exceptionally good with the pictures giving an accurate view of condition. Hop in and feel comfortable sitting on these seats for hours. No visible shrinkage or wear-through spots either front or back. The carpets are clean and solid. No stains, tears or holes in the excellent headliner. All the dash gauges are bright and true. I have no idea if the odometer reads correctly, so miles are represented as unknown and are exempt anyway. The air conditioning has been upgraded to modern R134a refrigerant, but I'd just assume the system will need to be gone through or recharged before use. A replacement heater/AC fan control module's been ordered to replace the missing console fan switch shown in the pictures. It'll be included with the car. It's quite rare to find a vintage Benz with a good factory Becker or Blaupunkt stereo. This one comes on and advances between stations, but reception could benefit from a better antennae. I've also discovered the window glass is up/down finicky on both rear doors and that the power sunroof is also.


Please check the photos over closely and contact me with any questions BEFORE you place a bid! Because of the amount of money involved with a vehicle purchase, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you have negative feedback. I also ask that potential bidders with a feedback rating of five or fewer transactions on Ebay contact me before bidding. Finally, we reserve the right to end the auction early if the Benz is no longer for sale or an acceptable offer has been agreed to before the end of the auction period. Please feel free to contact me directly as outlined above.

A Few Additional Terms and Conditions:

Full payment is due by cash (in person only) or certified funds within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. I can accept credit or debit cards, but I'll first need to invoice you and ask that you cover the 3.5% fee our processor charges us. Please remember you're bidding to buy and I fully expect the winner to fulfill their Ebay contract! You're not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the car later -- You're more than welcome to do this before the auction ends. I've done my best to describe the car as honestly as possible and encourage bidders to contact me with questions. The information described above is based on the observed condition when listed. All the photos you see here were taken on 7/25/2019.

If you decide to have theMercedes transported home, I ship vehicles regularly and have access to the Central Dispatch transport system. We can post a competitive transport offer directly to scores of shippers (usually on a COD basis) and will likely get the best rate available as there will be no broker middle-man involved.

Thecar can be stored free of charge at my location for up to two weeks after the auction ends, assuming full payment has been received. After that period storage is $20 per day. Though I have NO doubts about the vehicle's road-worthiness, it is being sold "as-is, where-is”.

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