Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E-Class
Type: Sedan
Trim: 300E
Year: 1986
Mileage: 95,200
VIN: WDBEA30D1GA300561
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Sunroof, CD Player

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Description of 1986 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is my Blue on blue 1986 Mercedes Benz 300E. It is a rare factory 5 speed manual transmission car (only offered in USA in 86/88). Very few imported into the USA. Even fewer left in this condition. Under 100K original miles. Cold A/C, uns and drives great. No problem driving this car anywhere.Three owner car that was originally purchased in California, hen sold within same family to a guy from Michigan. Guy from Michigan kept the car in Florida at winter home here locally. I purchased it herein the Tampa Bay area. The car currently has95,1xx miles.It may have a few more as Ienjoy driving it from time to time. Not forced to sell but do have my eye on another old Benz project.

All gauges work on this car. Odometer works. Trip meter works. Outside temp gauge works. Central locking system works. Telescoping steering wheel works. A/C works. Cruise control works. Wiper and windshield cleaner/sprayer works. Both front power seats work w/memory setting for driver side.Driverspower head rest works, assengers side is off track but you can hear the motor trying to push/pull. Passenger power mirror works (drivers side is manual). Rear flip down head rest work. Sun visors w/vanity mirror and lights work. All dash and dome lights work. Buzzer sounds if lights left on or keys left in ignition. All power windows work except rear passenger (never got to that problem).Has aftermarket Cd/radio. Antenna does not work butyou can hear motor trying to retract antenna when car is shut off. Sunroof opens, loses and tilts as it should. MB-Tex vinyl on seats is perfect. Springs in bottom cushion of front passengers seat worn but still very comfortable. Carpets are clean and free of stains or fading.Headliner is perfect clean and tight. Two door panels are starting to come unglued near the windows and also in the lower storage pockets on the door panel, ust small 3-4" section, asily could be re-glued with panels removed.Two cracks in dash and a couple very tiny cracks coming off speaker holes in outer dash corners. Needs a new hood pad. Typical stuff for these old W124 cars.

Recently (under 500 miles ago)re-did thesuspension withBRAND NEW factoryMercedes OEM parts (have around $2k in receipts from Crown Mercedes Benz). The only suspension parts not factoryare the springs and shocks.In the front end we didall new H&R springs (lowers car 1.5"), new Bilstein Sport shocks,new spring pads,new upper shockmounts,new shock dustboots,new larger front sway bar (largest avail. from W124 limousine,imported fromGermany),new front sway bar bushings (inner and outer), ndnew updatedfactory thicker sway bar brackets. In the rear end, verything was doneincluding new H&R springs, new Bilstein Sport shocks,new spring pads,newlarger500E rear sway bar,new rear sway bar bushings,new upgraded metalsway bar links fromW124 wagon (sedans use plastic links),new differential bushings,new wheel carrier bushings,new control arm bushings,new sub frame bushings ( upgraded to Sportline), ewtorque arms, new camber arms, new thrust arms, nd new tie rod kit.To topoff the handling of the car,we added the widest possible wheel/tire combo with a set offactory Mercedes 16x8 SL129 (AKA Evo 1 wheels/190E Evolution). These wheels are identical in looks to the smaller factory 300E 15x7.5 set up. The wheels are 100% spotless, ot a single scratch or blemish.Thewheels weremounted/balanced with brand new Continental DW tires in staggered sizes of 205/55/16 fronts, nd fat 225/50/16 rears. We orderedthese new from TireRack just a few months back and they have under 500 miles of use.All receipts are included.

Wealso did theeuroheadlight conversion using only factory Mercedes/Boschparts. Thisincludes theglass Boschheadlamps andBosch euro amber corners. Thebulbs we used are German made Osram "Night Breakers" both in the H4 headlights and the H3 fog lights. Thisset up is a great improvement over the plasticU.S. headlamps both in looks, llumination and safety. Wechose toclean up the look on the front of the car by doingtheheadlamp wiper delete usingnew factory Mercedes delete panels painted to match the car. Wealso installed new factory front and rear bumper impact strips to clean up the tired look of thebumpers. The car was then tinted with Llumar 80% tint all the way around including windshield at 50%. This keeps the car cooler in the hot Florida sun and gives the old A/C system a chance to actually function decently.I alsodida synthetic oil change,Mobil 1 trannyanddifferential fluid change and new shift rod bushings.Since I have owned the car it only gets 91 ethanol free gas.

The car is a blast to drive with the new suspension combined with the factory 5 speed. The M103 inline 6 cyl. engine issurprisingly peppy. It has no problem keeping up with modern day traffic. The car does have its typical 30 year oldissues, ostly cosmetic. A few small cracks in the dash, ome small door dings on the passengers side,nothing major. All manuals, pare keys, pare tire/jack, ool kit,first aid kit areincluded with the car. I will also include the factory original headlamps w/wipers and the original 15" wheels/tires. I easily have over $10K in this car in just the past 6 months including what I paid for the car. Clear title in hand, lean Carfax, o accidents and ready for delivery. Test drives welcome. Car can be seen and picked up in St. Petersburg, L. Email to discuss payment options. I will help with shipping if needed. Any questions, lease just ask. Thanks for looking.