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turbo diesel question from a noob

I've been looking around at some of the older 1980's turbo diesels for my next car. Right now, I'm considering a 1983 w126 300 SD. It's got a 3.0L 5 cyl engine. It's on an eBay auction right now. I was wondering if there was something better that I should look for or if anyone knows of any issues with it because I'm having a tough time sifting through the huge amount of information on turbo diesels.

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The car looks beautiful on the pictures, but on closer look you can tell, that the paint is far away from original MB shine.
The seller seems to he honest and disclosure that the paint is just average and you have different colors in door jambs.
If you have a chance to drive the car, check if it accelerate according to the posted data. Verify speedometer with GPS before acceleration test.
If the paint is decent and engine performs close to the original, the car might be a good value.
I would worry about aftermarket air filter on it.
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