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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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1977 Mercedes Benz 300 D

Just bought this on Ebay, will pick it up Wednesday.
Did I get ripped off?

If link doesn't work, paid $1162 for it. Has 122k on it. Rusted Front left fender and driver seat collapsed a bit. Current PA inspection and the rest of car looks to be in great condition. The Radio sas "Becker, Mexico" Cassette"? Whats that about?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4559174613&sspa gename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT#mainImage


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Just bought this on Ebay, will pick it up Wednesday.
Did I get ripped off?

If link doesn't work, paid $1162 for it. Has 122k on it. Rusted Front left fender and driver seat collapsed a bit. Current PA inspection and the rest of car looks to be in great condition. The Radio sas "Becker, Mexico" Cassette"? Whats that about?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4559174613&sspa gename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT#mainImage

It takes a lot for a $1162 car to be a ripoff. I mean, you easily got $2K worth of parts there. But I'd post it in the W123 forum where all the dieselheads are.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 02:26 PM
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That’s not a bad price and a new fender and seat should not be too expensive.

A cassette is a four track analog tape record and playback medium. It’s been obsolete for about 20 years with the advent of digital recording.
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I guess I deserved that.. I was not wondering what a "cassette" is, since I am 44 years old, I was wondering why the radio would say "Mexico"?
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I guess I deserved that.. I was not wondering what a "cassette" is, since I am 44 years old, I was wondering why the radio would say "Mexico"?
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Actually, it would have been much funnier had jdc said something like: " A cassette is...., but that's not important right now" like in the movie "Airplane". Mexico is a model name. Back then Becker radios were named Europa, America, Mexico, Grand Prix etc. Doesn't really mean anything
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Seems to be a pretty decent deal. It's not fast ( it's slow in fact) but reliable, fairly cheap to keep and easy to work on.

Your interior looks quite nice, actually. Get a good shop to rebuild the drivers seat with a new MB Tex cover, springs, etc. It's worth doing it right to avoid a miserable ride. You can throw sheepskins over it as a quick fix, but it's no cheaper for decent covers.

Have someone in a shop check carefully for rust under the body - particularly in suspension and brake hardware. That'll be important in an East Coast car.

The Becker Mexico was spec that year. It's expensive and not particularly wonderful, but looks retro stock. I've seem new stereos dropped in - not hard, work well, look a bit out of place if you even care....

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that is incredibly low mileage for that car!! If it had reasonable maintenance (oil changes), it will go 300K before needing an engine. Expect a valve job before then. If it runs smooth, and starts easily--its in good internal shape. Fix the seat right, get a fender from a junk yard and have it painted properly, buff the paint and wax, and realize you STOLE a great car!

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If it had reasonable maintenance (oil changes), it will go 300K before needing an engine.
500,000 miles.
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