1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel - California Car - Very Clean

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Base Sedan 4-Door

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
Year: 1982
Mileage: 248,188
VIN: WDBAB33A4CB009649
Color: LIGHT IVORY
Engine: 3.0L 3005CC l5 DIESEL SOHC Turbocharged
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: PALOMINO MB TEX
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Solvang, California, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
CD Player, Sunroof
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1982

YOU ARE BIDDING ON MY 1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D TURBO DIESEL SEDAN. FINISHED IN CLASSIC LIGHT IVORY EXTERIOR WITH PALOMINO MB TEX INTERIOR. THIS IS A TRUE CALIFORNIA CAR. I'M THE THIRD OWNER. ORIGINAL OWNER WAS FROM NORTHRIDGE CA, SECOND OWNER FROM VALENCIA CA, AND I LIVE IN SOLVANG CA. I HAVE THE FULL SERVICE HISTORY. THIS CAR LOOKS EXCELLENT FOR BEING 35 YEARS OLD. IT IS BY NO MEANS CONCOURS CONDITION BUT I GET COMPLIMENTS ON IT ALMOST EVERY TIME I DRIVE IT. DON'T LET THE MILES SCARE YOU OFF. ANY MECHANIC/ENTHUSIAST WILL TELL YOU THESE ENGINES WILL LAST FOR A LONG TIME. I WILL DO MY BEST TO DESCRIBE TO YOU THE DETAILS GOOD AND BAD OF THIS CLASSIC. I HOPE THE PICTURES DO IT JUSTICE. THESE CARS ARE GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. THE COLOR OF THE PAINT IN THE PICTURES LOOKS A BIT WASHED OUT. PLEASE COMPARE TO OTHER LIGHT IVORY PICTURES ONLINE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COLOR.
THIS CAR IS A JOY TO DRIVE. NICE AND SOLID THE WAY MERCEDES-BENZ WERE MEANT TO BE. THE STEERING WHEEL IS A BIT OFF CENTER TO THE LEFT BUT IT TRACKS STRAIGHT, DOESN'T PULL WHEN BRAKING AND THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS CRISP (FIRST TO SECOND IS A LITTLE JERKY UNLESS YOU GET IT JUST RIGHT)
THE BODY IS STRAIGHT AND THE EXTERIOR HAS THE NORMAL DINGS, ROCK CHIPS, KNICKS, AND SCRATCHES FOR A CAR OF THIS AGE/MILES. THE RIGHT FRONT PLASTIC HEADLAMP SURROUND HAS A SMALL STAR. THE INTERIOR IS ESPECIALLY CLEAN. THE CARPET STILL LOOKS LIKE THE DAY IT ROLLED OFF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR. THE PREVIOUS OWNER KEPT PLASTIC OVER IT. THERE ARE TINY CRACKS IN CENTER TOP OF DASHBOARD AND JUST STARTING AROUND SPEAKER GRILLES. TINY HAIRLINE CRACKS IN WOOD FINISH AROUND SHIFTER BEZEL. THE BLACK PIPING ON THE DRIVER/PASSENGER SIDE C PILLARS ARE LOOSE. THE NETTING ON THE BACK OF THE DRIVERS/PASSENGER SIDE REAR SEAT BACKS SAG.
I HAVE BEEN MONITORING SIMILAR CARS ONLINE AND NOBODY SHOWS PICTURES OF THE UNDERCARRIAGE. I HAVE PICTURES OF MINE. THE ENGINE IS 35 YEARS OLD AND DIESEL, THEY ALL LEAK OIL OVER TIME. I WOULD NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE SELLING A CAR SIGHT UNSEEN WITHOUT PROVIDING ALL RELEVANT PICTURES. I HAVE SET A RESERVE TO PROTECT MYSELF BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING SOME STRONG OPENING BIDS. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY. DON'T LET IT GET AWAY. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER IN A TIMELY MANNER.
THE GOOD:
SMOG EXEMPT
FRESH OIL CHANGE
JUST REPLACED BOTH FUEL FILTERS AND FUEL STRAINER
BRAND NEW GOODYEAR ASSURANCE TIRES (NOT SOME CHEAP NO NAME BRAND)
NEW REAR BRAKE PADS
NEW AIR CLEANER BRACKET
NEW TURBO HOSE INTAKE SEALS
2 NEW KEYS
A/C CURRENTLY BLOWS COLD BUT NEEDS TO BE RECHARGED OVER TIME. HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO R-134 (MAIN A/C LINE IS SHOWING SIGNS OF CRACKING. I ALREADY HAVE THE REPLACEMENT HOSE. HAVE NOT INSTALLED YET.
UPGRADED CD PLAYER WITH USB PORT AND NEW SPEAKERS
THE BAD:
ENGINE OIL LEAKS
STAR IN WINDSHIELD (HAS BEEN FILLED)
CRUISE CONTROL NOT WORKING
CLOCK IN INSTRUMENT CLUSTER NOT WORKING
LEFT REAR WINDOW REGULATOR NOISY (STILL GOES UP/DOWN)
KEY DOES NOT TURN IN PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCK TUMBLER
FRONT BUMPER NEEDS TO BE RE-CHROMED AND BLACK RUBBER PROTECT IS LOOSE
THE ANTENNA MAST DOES NOT GO DOWN ALL THE WAY AUTOMATICALLY ANYMORE (YOU CAN STILL PUSH DOWN BY HAND)
THE BLACK PLASTIC HOUSING AROUND THE DRIVERS SEAT BELT BUCKLE IS MISSING BUT BELT STILL SNAPS INTO PLACE
THIS VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD AS IS CONDITION. NOTHING ELSE STATED OR IMPLIED. THERE WILL BE NO POST SALE INSPECTIONS OR RETURNS. THE SALE IS FINAL. I TAKE MY EBAY AUCTIONS VERY SERIOUSLY. BIDDERS WITH LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE FEEDBACK PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST BEFORE BIDDING. $500 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF AUCTION CLOSE VIA PAYPAL. BALANCE DUE WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSFER TO SELLERS BANK ACCOUNT. VEHICLE AND TITLE WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL BOTH DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT IN FULL HAS BEEN RECEIVED. NO EXCEPTIONS.