1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Cabriolet

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Cabriolet

Back in the 1980s when the world was running rampant with small tuning and coach building companies, we were subject to creations like today’s car. This a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD … cabriolet. Yes, someone took a perfectly fine 300CD and chopped the roof off to fully expose you to the wonderful feel and aroma of diesel exhaust. But it was the 1980s and the money was never-ending, so doing things like this made sense at the time. Now that reality has hit us square in the face in 2017 and keeps on punching, we are still left to live with creations like this. Of course with something like this oddity, I have so many questions I can only try my best to explain – poorly.

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Year: 1982
Model: 300CD Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-5
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 80,235 mi
Price: $80,000

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The condition of the 300CD is actually pretty nice. Looks to be well looked after with no major visible flaws. Sure, it maybe or maybe not has a Nardi steering wheel and maybe that shift knob is a quality piece and not an eBay special. But I’ve seen stuff like this many times over. The white wall tires look odd even with the matching white paint as I’m a firm believer that white walls only belong on the W100 600 and even then I’m iffy on them. I just can’t get over the canvas top and what went into making this happen. A bunch of coachwork houses have done these conversions but none have really stood the test of time or functioned all that well and I’d bet this one is another one of those examples.…

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

Another week, another crazy low mileage Mercedes-Benz. Today’s example is a 1982 300CD in Light Ivory with the wonderful Sienna MB-Tex interior. This C123 for sale in New Jersey checks in with a little over 18,000 miles and while the seller explains this is basically a showroom car, but a lot of times I don’t always agree with those claims. This car is an example why.

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Year: 1982
Model: 300CD
Engine: 3.0 liter 5-cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 18,488 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

What is presented before you is the grail of all Turbo-Diesels – a 100% all original, 18,000 mile, two owner , Concourse level Mercedes-Benz 300CD !!! This is an unbelievable, unmolested, pristine, like NEW in the wrapper and very rare W123 Coupe !!!
This car is essentially priceless. This is not to say that the car is worth millions of dollars (nor that it will never achieve such a figure in time). I say priceless because there is no way to put a dollar value on a vehicle as rare as this. There is no other comparison that I know of; it is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind.
A little history of the car from second owner:
The following information was passed on from the daughter of the original owner to the current collector: For propensities sake, before his passing in his 90s, the original owner had instructed his daughter to sell the car only to a collector. He said “the car is much too valuable to go to anyone else”. After her father’s passing, his daughter enlisted the help of a friend who is a licensed dealer in the state of North Carolina and deals only in high-end European cars. The car was sold to the current collector who has driven the automobile less than 80 miles while in his stewardship.

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

I’m always on the lookout for golden era Mercedes in rare colors to add to my small collection (more on that soon!). We’ve reached the point where despite millions of these cars being built and nearly all standing the test of time well, any nice one is starting to creep up in value — even more so if it’s in a color that isn’t earth tone. Today’s car that is up for sale in New York is the ultra-rare Inca Red paint that I’ve only seen on a handful of Mercedes over the years – let alone a W123 coupe.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

The mid 1980s would be a time of serious change for Mercedes-Benz. Not only would the new 190 debut, but the W124 E class would supplant the tried and true W123 series of sedans, coupes and estates. Few cars of the modern era have had such staying power with the motoring public. No matter where my travels take me, I usually see one of these cars knocking around on the streets, sometimes in rough condition. But no matter what you can throw at these cars, they can take it. Thirty years have now passed since the final production year of the W123. This 300CD for sale in California would be a great way to celebrate that milestone.

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Mercedes-Benz W123 Roundup

Mercedes-Benz W123 Roundup

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Is there any car more revered in the last half century than the Mercedes-Benz W123? Amongst the Mercedes faithful, this model stands head and shoulders above them all in terms of durability and timelessness. It is also known as quite the gas miser, with plenty of biodiesel conversions out there on the roads. Let’s take a look at three very different W123 models, beginning with this early 1977 300D sedan for sale in Florida.

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Old Faithfuls: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 240D & 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

Old Faithfuls: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 240D & 1978 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

The chances are if you read GCFSB, you aren’t a big fan of the preeminent hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius. Still, the car does have its fans. I just get annoyed when I have to ride in one as a taxi. I’ve been known to wait until the next cab arrives because I can’t handle riding in these things. They are uncomfortable, especially when you go crashing about through potholes in an urban environment. The Prius makes me wax poetic for the days I spent in Europe shuffling around in Mercedes-Benz taxis, many of which are similar to the W123 model that we see here for sale in Maryland.

This particular late model 240D is a Euro market model, sure to appeal to those who like the slimmer bumpers and flush headlamps. With a 4-speed manual, you’ll be assured to get the most out of that tank of fuel, as well.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

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The American poet Robert Frost once wrote: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Frankly, I can’t think of a better tagline for the Mercedes-Benz W123, either. It really does go on. And on. And on. We’re written a lot about these iconic Mercedes sedans, coupes and estates, but these cars have a timeless appeal backed up by frugal engines. This final year 300CD coupe has the 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-5 diesel under the hood. It might not be a terribly fast car, but it blends economy with a level of class you just can’t match in most modern cars. This particular car for sale in Arizona is a one-owner example with a low 64,500 miles on the clock.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

It may be Wagon Week here at GCFSB and we’ve already featured one of the most ubiquitous five-doors from the Mercedes-Benz lineup in the last few decades, the W123. But not everybody needs so much space, you say. Well, this final year 1985 300CD Coupe for sale in Florida is on offer at no reserve and is certain to make that high bidder quite happy.

Year: 1985
Model: 300CD
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-5 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 139,700 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This is an absolutely beautiful example of the legendary Mercedes 300CD. 1985 without a trap oxidizer is the most desirable of all and being black with tan makes this about as good as they get. The exterior is in amazing condition. We love California cars for a reason. Absolutely 0 corrosion anywhere on the car. Check out the jack points. Awesome. There are no dings dents or scratches on the car. It shines like a car that has always been garaged. The rubber chrome and glass are all in outstanding condition. Rims and tires are excellent and free of curb rash. Tires are Michelins with 90 percent tread life. The interior is one of the finest I have ever seen. The dash is crack free and the rest of the interior looks like it has never been sat in. No smoke smells or pet smells. Mechanically the car is the best Ive ever driven. Not sure exactly why. I would assume because its always been properly serviced. It has the best pickup and the best highway manners of any I’ve ever had. I have owned about 8 of them. All in spectacular condition. The ac was just gone through and blows nice and cold.

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

There are certain things that don’t go together too well. Coors Light and caviar. A weasel at a garden party. A diesel engine in a coupe. Or maybe an oil burning motor isn’t that out of place in what is meant to be a more sporting, personal vehicle. Well, I don’t think anyone would mistake the Mercedes W123 as a car with sporting intentions, even though there were certain tuners who thought differently. But this diesel powered two-door predated attempts in recent years by manufacturers looking to retain power while gaining fuel economy. With only 57,000 original miles, this 300CD for sale in Colorado belies its age.

Year: 1980
Model: 300CD
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-5 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 57,263 mi
Price: $19,900 Buy It Now

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One Owner 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD
57,000 Actual Miles

Located in beautiful Denver, Colorado
Mercedes Dealer Service Records
Original Colorado Title from 1980!

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You’re viewing a rust free 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Diesel with 57,000 actual miles. What an amazing piece of Mercedes history, and such a fine example of what a real low mileage w123 should be like! This is such an amazing Mercedes, you will be very proud to own this 300CD. All history & records with local Denver Startech Mercedes Service Dept. The first owner purchased locally in Denver. The title is the original Colorado printed title from 1980, how many of those could still be around?! You will receive this original CO title, it has been notorized and is free of any liens or backfees.

This has to be one of the finest, lowest mileage 300CD’s available. The original owner spent his winter months in La Jolla, CA so this vehicle has never seen harsh weather or snow on the roads.

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

The words “diesel” and “coupe” don’t normally work too well together. No one apparently informed Mercedes-Benz of this a few decades back when they decided to offer their turbocharged, inline five cylinder diesel in the handsome W123 coupe. Thus, the 300CD was born. Mercedes-Benz coupes have always been more about cruising and class than outright performance, a point driven home further by this vehicle. But, those in the market for this car certainly weren’t expecting a barnstormer. Solid build quality and the image of the upwardly mobile image of the Three Pointed Star were tops on the agenda.

Like their sedan and estate counterparts, people weren’t shy to rack up big numbers when it came to mileage. This particular example for sale in Los Angeles is a relative garage queen in comparison to other W123s with under 100,000 miles on the clock.

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Year: 1982
Model: 300CD
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-5 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 98,800 mi
Price: Reserve met

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1982 was the first year Mercedes introduced a turbocharger into the gorgeous 123 series coupe. These cars already had a reputation for being very reliable and economical. Now they also had plenty of power for a more fun experience. This car here has only 98k miles on it and records to prove it. It was ordered with the rare option of a leather interior and a passenger side mirror. The leather interior is still in amazing condition for a 31 year old car. This car has always been garaged and it shows. There is absolutely no rust on it and the interior still looks stunning.

The original dashboard is perfect. The wood is still in great shape. The carpets are clean and there are no rips or tears in the seats.

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

We featured an early model, gasoline powered W123 coupe last week, but the 123 coupes you see more often here in the states are the later 300CDs, with the 3.0 liter OM617a turbocharged five cylinder diesel engine. Not a sports car by any means, but a luxurious touring machine with loads of durability and a good helping of economy. This 300CD for sale in California looks the business in basic black over the famous hard-wearing, palomino MB-Tex upholstery.

Year: 1982
Model: 300CD
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged inline five diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 126,372
Price: $14,995 Buy It Now

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD on eBay

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1982 was the first year Mercedes introduced the turbo charger into the 123 series coupes. These cars already had a reputation for being very reliable and economical. Now they also had plenty of power for everyday driving. This particular car was finished in black (MB color code 040) with Palomino color MB-Tex interior. This was a very rare and elegant color combination. Mercedes only made 8007 of the turbo diesel coupes and it will be hard to find one with low miles and in this condition. The body is still in wonderful shape all around and the paint still shines like on a much newer car. This car was always garaged and it really shows.

The interior is still in amazing condition. Even the original dashboard still looks great. The carpets are clean and the wood-panels are excellent. There are no rips or tears in the seats. The door panels and the headliner are clean as well. This car really stands out and i get compliments every time I drive it. People can not believe that it really is 31 years old. It has only had 2 owners and it has always been pampered. It comes with the books and the service records.

1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE

1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE

The W123 is known as a workhorse amongst Mercedes-Benz aficianados, so it was curious that such a durable platform could lend itself so well to the classic pillarless coupe format from the house of the Three Pointed Star. While many of the W123 coupes we see in the US are diesel variants, this early 280CE for sale in Virginia has the M110 2.8 liter inline six under the hood. This makes it a bit peppier than the diesel CD variant, if losing a bit of the renowned durability of the OM617a in the process.

Year: 1978
Model: 280CE
Engine: 2.8 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 108,000
Price: Reserve auction

1978 Mercedes-Benz 280CE on eBay

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1978 Mercedes 280CE Coupe. Very nice, mostly original and rare 280CE. No rust at all! Runs and drives great. Very nice, all original interior! All maintenance is up to date, she needs nothing!

Highlights:

Only 108,029 ORIGINAL pampered miles.
This Benz has been EXCELLENTLY maintained and she runs and drives great!
This car is MOSTLY ORIGINAL and it looks great inside and out!
The cosmetic condition of this car’s original interior is VERY GOOD! The seats, door panels, dash, wood trim, headliner, and more all look really nice!
The light blue paint looks good all over with excellent polish and shines and only a few paint chips.
The chrome looks very good all around this car!
This 280CE has NEW Michelin tires, NEW brakes, NEW front rotors, NEW front upper control arms, and more!
This classic Mercedes is loaded with the ORIGINAL Becker Radio, Factory Air Conditioning, Sunroof, Power Windows, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Power Antenna, and more! And, best of all…IT ALL WORKS!
The engine bay, engine, and trunk are all very clean!
The engine starts easily and runs great. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and this 280CE drives very nicely!

1984 Mercedes 300CD No Reserve

1984 Mercedes 300CD No Reserve

I just listed this seller’s 300TD and what I said in that post goes the same for this one so check out this post.

Buy this coupe and get yourself a matching pair of Mercedes diesels.

35,000 miles and bidding up over $18,000 on the no reserve auction. Really can you believe the prices of these? At the end of last year we had this car up and it ended at $22,800 with the reserve not met.

Just a fabulous car originally purchased through Mercedes European Delivery Program.

Great service history, as original as they come, this is like buying a new car.

More pictures here.

~Evan…