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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. He uses this CD when in Denver for short trips, and keeps service up to date with Startech & Murray Mercedes dealerships in Denver. The naturally aspirated, non-turbo 300CD has the best fuel economy. The power on this example is very high, you will not be a metal slug in this 300CD. This one is a power plant that gets on the highway with ease, and will cruise at 80mph with ease.

The ride is incredible. The shocks and other suspension components have all been replaced recently, making this CD such a pleasure to drive. The engine idle knob is operable. The motor has a sweet sounding ‘buzz’ as the w123’s should have, there is no loud motor noise or anything out of the ordinary. The automatic transmission is like new. When driving this CD, the gears shift so smoothly, no delays, jerking, or slipping. This is truly an irreplaceable gem. The interior and exterior of this Mercedes are in fantastic condition. The exterior chrome is all like new, there are no dents or dings on any bumpers or trim. The rubber is in great shape, no dry rot or cracked gaskets. All the door seals are as new. The tires are matching Michelins with a lot of tread life remaining. The factory alloy wheels look great. The jackpoints are like new, no rust, no damage, they still look and will operate like new.

The body is free of any dents or damage, there are some rockchips that have been touched up with matching MB paint, very small and unnoticeable. The headlights, fog lights, & taillights are all like new, free of any pitting or cracks. The undercarriage looks like new, free of any rust or damage. There are no leaks, and no issues. The trunk compartment still looks new. The spare tire is new, and comes with all the original tire changing equipment and tools. The interior is incredible. The original Becker radio looks and operates like new. The power antennae is perfect, operates in every position as it should. This CD has real leather upholstery, not like most with MB Tex seating. There are average crinkles on the seat edges, which is expected for being 34 years old. It is original and has been & still is a driver car! Nothing has been reupholstered. The headliner is all tight, and looks like new. The power sunroof opens and closes quickly, there is no delay or hesitation. All the seals are perfect. I could go on and on about how nice this CD is. The carpet still looks new, there are no wear spots or any fading. The carpet is still soft, not brittle. The wood trim looks great, it is very glossy and has 2 or 3 very thin, hairline, cracks which are not even noticeable until you either glance at a certain angle, they still look new when sitting in the car. All the interior trim pieces around the dash, door panels, controls, etc are all just like new still. The steering wheel and column show no wear. The pedals still look new. The A/C in this CD is great! The A/C system has been converted to modern r134 and really blows cold. The A/C controls still look new, there are no chips/flaking/pitting on any buttons. The high and low settings operate flawlessly. The heat also works perfectly.

All of the gauges are operable, this is a true low mileage 300CD, VERY difficult to find with these low, well kept miles. The oil pressure is perfect. The clock works flawlessly. All gauges operate perfectly as you expect. The dash looks great, even with a few hairline splits. These could be repaired, or if you’d like to add a “dash cap”, that is possible. It’s a real, unrestored 33 year old Mercedes that is in incredible shape. You’ll notice from the pictures that the parcel nets on the backside of the seats are still tight and like new, I doubt they’ve ever been used. It has been so well maintained, and drives like a 3 year old Mercedes.

The engine bay looks like new still. The hoses and belts are all recently new to the CD. Fluids are fresh, and everything is 100% with this CD. You can be confident flying to Denver and driving this Mercedes anywhere. We are helping the original owner sell his prize 300CD. We know the market for the 300CD and know what a special and rare opportunity this is for you. Please feel free to submit an offer. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 512-534-7902 or simply reply thru ebay. Thank you for taking the time to review all 150+ pictures and to read the description. Best of luck on your search!

We featured a clean 1982 300CD which had the later turbocharged diesel engine that sold for $14,995. Granted, it had just over 126,000 miles on the clock, but its condition was similar and that kind of mileage is nothing to sneer at with these durable Benzes. Considering the lower mileage of this CD but the lack of the turbocharged engine, I’d suspect it will probably fetch similar money. But at the current price, it’s a little bit ahead of the market.



  1. NAM
    NAM August 24, 2013

    Who asked you to make this? Certainly not us. If you can’t live with the BIN, then make an offer!

  2. NAM
    NAM August 24, 2013

    Just playing, thanks for capturing the CD’s essence. It’s such an incredible car! Mid-high teens is certainly very reasonable!

  3. KevinR
    KevinR August 24, 2013

    I have to say, this appears to be the cleanest W123 coupe I’ve seen in a very long time. Obviously there are some issues but it appears from the comments above that the seller is open to negotiation. Should be interesting to see where it goes…

  4. NAM
    NAM August 24, 2013

    Hey Kevin, words of a true educated buyer! BIN may lower some but there’s certainly a sweet spot “price tag” on the CD.. Where are you going to find another with these miles? Have line on some other real short mile MB that will also be more like time capsule cars.

  5. NAM
    NAM August 25, 2013

    Buy it now is $19,900 , with MAKE OFFER feature still active!

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