Wagon Week: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Estate

Probably one of the most reliable and long lasting cars, the W123 Mercedes-Benz cars are a timeless classic and one of our favorites here at GCFSB. It could be argued that the W123 Mercedes diesels are solely responsible for the North American perception of diesel cars. With only 123 bhp and 181 ft/lbs of torque, these cars weren’t exactly quick, a perception that is strong today. What really sealed the diesel’s fate in the US market was cloud of black smoke that ensued any time these cars were pushed. Despite the popular opinion of these cars as smelly and smoky, those that purchased them saw the true beauty of these cars: their longevity. These cars, much like Steven Seagal, are hard to kill. Their reliability is a thing of legend and it’s not uncommon to see these cars still on the road today with excess of 300K miles.

This beautifully kept blue over tan velour 300TD for sale in Baltimore, Maryland is a great example of Mercedes-Benz build quality and engineering.

Year: 1982
Model: 300TD
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged inline five diesel
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 80,908 miles
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD on eBay

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Very collectable 1982 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel Wagon, 80,300 original miles, 2 owners from new, very well preserved and in perfect running condition.

VIN # WDB12319312010115

This 1982 Mercedes 300D Turbo Diesel Station Wagon is fantastic original example of one of the most iconic Mercedes ever produced and represents an era of cars that will never be seen again. This vehicle was imported to US in 1992 with 18,000 km. Was originally acquired new from a dealer in Southern France in up to the period of import to US was garage kept in Southern Spain. The reason for the low mileage is that the car was only use during the summer months of the year for approximately 10 years but the time that was purchased by the current owner. This is truly a unique circumstance for 30 years old Mercedes of this model type.

The condition of this car is totally original and very well presented. The car shows very few signs of age and has 80,908 miles on the odometer. I believe I am the second owner from new. All of the books, manuals, records, and tools associated with the car since new will be included with the sale. The car has the original equipment as it was sold in Europe and it was just minimum modified to meet the US standards.

This wagon is a collection piece, it is in excellent conditions. It is a turbo diesel with an engine life expectancy of 500,000 miles before a rebuild. This is considered one of Mercedes-Benz’ crowning achievements and one of the most sought after models. There are currently 80,908 original miles on the car, which are very low miles for this wagon. 1985 is the last year this legendary wagon with the cast iron heads were produced by hand out of the Mercedes Benz factory in Stuttgart Germany and it is considered the best year by many collectors. This is a well maintain turbo diesel wagon that can be driven anywhere.

The exterior and interior and in excellent condition. Come with an automatic transmission, cold air-condition, power windows, power locks, roof rack, factory am/fm cassette. You would not believe the attention this car gets this vehicle doesn’t disappoint. This car is well maintained and runs just like it should. It always starts right up and has a nice diesel sound… it picks up to speed very well. The engine runs strong transmission shifts as it should. This car runs and drives great including at highway speeds.

This vehicle is garage kept. Overall, this vehicle’s is very nice, the paint is original and in fair condition, No rust, clean wheel arches. The interior is extra clean. The first aid kit, spare tire and jack are included as well as the manuals and maintenance booklet. It starts immediately, has excellent power and shifts smooth timely and proper. The self-leveling system is fully functional. The brakes work without pulling or pulsations. The power door locks woork perfectly The climate controls are functioning properly with heat and cold A/C. All options work as intended including all windows and has the glow plug heater for extreme climates. Tires are matching Michelins and have 90% tread left. This is an eye catching wonderful riding vehicle. You won’t be sorry.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or reasonable offers. Winning bidder must use PayPal. This vehicle is being sold “As-Is, where is” condition with no warranty, expressed written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have the vehicle thoroughly inspected before placing a bid.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for auto shippers. If you are not sure about something, please ask, will happily answer any and all questions! We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

This is an amazingly well kept car and could certainly be a great original collector car as well as a solid reliable driver.  The color combination on this car is very attractive and the flawless tan velour interior screams ’80’s amazing. The pricing on this car I feel is right at the top of the mark for this car, but as with any 30 year old car in this condition, it’s rare. So if it’s something that you absolutely have to have, the $15,000 price tag may not be so bad, after all, this can only go up in value.

-Brian

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