Mercedes 1983 300D Limo / Langversion

UPDATE:
The car is back up for sale on eBay with what appears to be a different owner, as of August 2012 now with 21,510 miles and an ask price of $24,900. It has received an updated grille:

 

Original post:

I missed this one so the auction has ended, but it didn’t sell, reserve not met and not even a single bid at $2500. So you can probably contact the seller and try to grab it if you want.

It is fairly self explanatory a diesel Benz stretched out to fit an extra row of seats. Only 17,835 miles. The seller says that the original owner ordered the car direct from the factory and picked it up in Germany before bringing it to the U.S. The data plate and headlights indicate its Euro grey market status. Not to mention the extreme stripped down nature of the interior, particularly considering this is a stretched version, obviously this one was setup more for taxi service rather than for executive service. U.S. market cars rarely had so few options.

The reliable 3.0 liter diesel engine will last longer than the body so you could consider it basically brand new.

Cars like this often go unloved until they find that special fan with a vision and a good sized garage. With all that extra bodywork, rust can be a serious problem if the car was parked in an unfriendly environment.

This is a far cry from a 600 or a Maybach, but there has to be a good use for this. The car looks well maintained and the cost of ownership here is going to be far, far, less than a 600. How about a really unique track side camper?

Someone should give this a good home.

~Evan

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4 Comments on "Mercedes 1983 300D Limo / Langversion"

  1. paul says:

    Evan, just FYI, they had an article about the W123 in this month’s Classic & Sportscar magazine, if you hadn’t already seen it. The article included a short discussion of the Lang.

  2. Evan says:

    Have the issue sitting on my coffee table, which inspired me to poke around the net for one of these. For our readers who haven’t ever picked up a copy of Classic & Sports Car, this is one of the premier UK car magazines. It is pricey, but always a great read. They have a fun Lost and Found section every month featuring barn and junkyard finds.

  3. Anees says:

    did he sell the car ?
    if he did not i really want to buy it
    i own the same car but its 1984 ant the condition is much much worse :P
    if any one is in touch with the owner and the car is still for sale do let me as i might buy it

  4. Richard says:

    looking for a W123 Limo in diesel, anyone know of one in the states for sale please let me know, Thank you, Richard 917-306-4272