1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 Series 300TD SUNROOF TURBO DIESEL

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
SubModel: 300TD
Type: Wagon
Trim: W123
Year: 1985
Mileage: 239000
VIN: WDBAB93C3FF040893
Color: Blue
Engine: Diesel 5 Cylinder Engine 3.0L/183
Cylinders: 5
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
antenna, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
original roof rack, Cassette Player, Sunroof

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Description of 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series W123

1985 MERCEDES BENZ 300TD Dieselstationwagon: large, roomy interior and original roof rack. Last year of the legendary W123 Wagon powered by one of the best Mercedes engines ever built - OM617 3.0L Turbo diesel which produces 125HP and plenty of torque-- known to last up to and sometimes exceeding 1/2 million miles with propermaintenance.
The 1985 is the last year that featured a longer final drive for more relaxed cruising and the updated transmission: they changed the geardifferentialso that the engine runs atlowerengine speeds, saving fuel and making it a quieter ride. Classic, elegant styling, in excellentcondition with new paint, original interior and exterior features.
Original working equipment:
  • Becker radio/tape deck with operational power antenna;
  • manual sun roof
  • rearhydraulic suspension that supports (raises) itself with excess weight
  • roof rack
  • low milage onoriginal workingodometer: 239k miles
  • heat, a/c
  • cruise control
In the last two years this is whathas been done, with service recordsavailable:
  • removed dents, dings with $3k all-body paint (not by Ma##o), down to metal, using original color and additional clear coat;
  • replacedmotor mounts;
  • complete front-end replacement, wheels aligned
  • replacedtransmission mounts;
  • replaced 2 front axle bearings
  • both rear axles;
  • new radiator;
  • 4 new all season tires (4 months ago);
  • newemergency brake pads
  • replaced rear suspension canister
  • replacedmanifold to mufler connection
  • new brakes
  • rust removal
  • replaced EGRvalve
  • replacedmono valve (heater and a/c control)
  • Both fuel filters getreplacedwiththe oil filter every 3k miles. Biodiesel fuel is used whenever possible (biofuels have morelubricity andmaintain compression longer).
  • Compression is excellent: for detailed description of compression tests (available) please contactseller.
  • The rear self-leveling suspension works as it should.
  • Starts on the first turn of the key even in the coldest mornings.
  • The vacuum poweredequipment, door locks, etc. work well.
  • Interior: dash, seat coverings are in perfectcondition, with nocracks; no seats sag;
  • undercarriage is clean with no rust or dents. No rust in or around jack holes.
  • full spare tire with alloriginal tools andoriginal Mercedes Emergency Kit
It starts and runs beautifully and will serve for years to come. If you drove only 10k miles per year, with normal maintainence, this motor would last another 26 years.It is fast,and because of the turbo, it has great pickup for gettingonto the highway; it shifts smoothly, and handles great. The engine drips a little oil but nothing that needsreplacement until the next oil change. Doesnotburn oil.
The title says "Salvage, Rebuilt": this came from a multi car accident in which I was the 5th of 6 cars that were rear-ended. The last 5 of us were all going no faster than 10 miles an hour (we were all slowing down to a stop), each hitting the next one in front of it. The damage on my car was minimal: rear trunk panel was bent (now repaired), engine shifted forward (now repaired), and minor frame bending in its crumple zone (now 100% repaired). After all repairs were completed to Mercedesspecifications, the car wasprofessionally painted.
See all photos. If you require more photos of details,pleasecontact me and I will send them ASAP. Photos of rust free wheel wells areavailable.
Previous buyer cancelled due to a change of mind on the model/year so I amrelisting the car for slightlylower than the price for which it sold the first time, and for a shorter time. All serious offers considered.