Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel. *Excellent Condition*

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Year: 1985
Mileage: 96361
VIN: WDBAB33C5FA217549
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Austin, Texas, United States

Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1985

This is a classic car that will go up in value every year so you will be able to sell it for more than you bought it for provided you care for it. This is a very special car.
The price is based on how rare the car is, how many were made in this extremely rare color combination, especially in this condition with this classic and legendary reliable motor that boasts the ability to reach hundreds of thousands of miles - built like a tank - classy - timeless.... and in blue on blue.
This series is the last hoorah from Mercedes and sported an updated turbo for the last 4 years of production which is functioning just as if it just left the factory and is to Mercedes-Benz specifications.
96,361 miles. I am the 3rd owner and my father was the 2nd. It is basically a 2-owner car. This is the real deal and looks, drives, smells and feels like a new car.
This car not only is as new but drives exceptionally well and has that trademark MBZ 300D smell. I love this!
The window tint is choice too giving it that last touch of "Uber Kuhl"... which I think gives these cars that added extra element of awesome.
I would turn to this car as a daily driver and would drive it to any long distance destination without a second thought. This is a perfect car for road trips. I just went on a road trip in this one and it was one of those memories that lasts a lifetime.
This specific color combination in this amazing condition with low miles in the last year of production makes this a unique auction.
Be sure to check it out on a regular computer to see the photo collage and video - sorry to see this car go.
*If you have been looking for "that special car" do not wait or waste time deciding.
Ok here is the complete info of the car. I've tried to cover everything:
No RustGaraged and babied - I have never smoked or eaten in this carPaint looks pristine - almost flawlessClear Texas titleNo need to get emissions inspection in Texas because these diesels are exemptBumpers show no chrome wear or scuffingBrakes in excellent conditionParking brake also excellentEuro style headlight upgradeRubber parts all around look superb and subtle with no signs of age whatsoeverSeals are factory plump and doors shut like a vacuum - clunk... that Mercedes engineering air pocket thump when the door shutsAll door locking mechanism components working: doors, trunk, gas capWindow rubber seals are excellent with windows shutting as they should not letting air or water enter the cabinGrill with chrome showing zero ageNo leaks from any part of the carClean under carriage with no leaks or any rust showing of any kindShocks are A1Steering is perfect with power assist in factory conditionAlignment is straight as an arrowEngine compartment cleanMotor starts right up with factory specificationCar starts immediately even if car has been sitting for monthsNo smoking exhaust or issues of any kind whatsoeverMotor purrs and smells so good - love thatSpare tire wheel excellentWheels are in not perfect, but mostly in brilliant conditionTools for tire removal intactFirst Aid kit is intactAll emblems in tip top conditionTires are in good condition - she could use brand new rubber just because the tires are older... no problems on my recent road tripAll windows work fast and efficientlySunroof operationalRear window defrost operationalGas cap lock and trunk lock work as they should controlled by drivers door keyAll turning signals and lights including fog working perfectlyInterior lights including trunk, engine, visor, glove compartment and rear all workAll switches work everywhereAll dash lights work including variable switch to dim interior accessory lightsDashboard looks great but has a crack (see pics)Rear deck nice with no signs of aging at allRear seats also in brilliant condition complete in every way including armrest. Front seats in excellent condition with 1 small scratch on the driver seat.Front and rear seat belts look awesomeCarpet throughout looks as close to factory new as you could ever get with no signs of wear including on the drivers side floorHeadliner in pristine conditionSpeakers all working with no noises, blown tweeters or woofersStereo is originalPower antenna is workingHazard switch illuminating as it should with the hazards working fineParking brake pedal works as it shouldDoor panels look amazing and are complete with material covered rubber trim - most of these cars are without this as it's the first thing to goWood has no cracking or chippingGlove compartment opens and shuts tightAC works and blows in every modeClimate control is working perfectly in all switchable positionsHeat works and blows warmCool works and blows coolDefrost works greatInterior AC component lighting works and is dimmableSeats are in beautiful conditionSeat adjustment and handles to adjust seats are intact and work as they shouldSeat recliner knobs and buttons working and looking fineFront seat belts work great too and also look newFloor pedals are showing very little wearDash controls all light and workOil Pressure, clock, trip meter, odometer and gas gauge all working perfectlyWarning lights for brakes, seatbelt, headlights, hi-beam and battery all workingGlow plug light buzzer stock and buzzzzzzingTransmission shifting smooth and strongWiper arm and knob working as it should including window washerBrake release and hood release work greatTrunk liner also in excellent condition as is the carpet and side panelsWheels are showing care has been taken not to scuff on curbsDoor panels and handles are also near perfectThis may be the nicest blue on blue 300D you will ever see on the roadHorn works tooI have the owner's manual, all original keys, and the instructions on how to work the cruise control and climate control in german that were placed inside the car when new.
Mercedeses from this era really were heirloom cars, in that you could pass one down through the generations, if the family was so inclined. It was a time when Daimler-Benz was ruled by a benevolent engineer junta that strove to make the best cars possible regardless of cost or margins and just trusted that the money would inevitably follow if the product was good. We'll never see those days again, so buy one while you still can!
I will be keeping my license plates, but here is a link where you can get a temporary permit to drive the car until you get it registered:
I have the maintenance records for this car in a digital file:
Thanks for looking!
Check out the YouTube video of the engine: pictures: