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Smile Mercedes diesel fan!

Hi - my name is Grant. I live in British Columbia (Canada).

I've been a fan of the MB diesels ever since my first one - a 1975 300D. Put lots of miles on her and she never let me down - except that the body eventually rusted pretty badly!

I 'moved up' to a 1980 300D - originally from California. It's also been a great car - apart from general maintenance items, it has cost me very little to run over the past 12 years.

The 300 D is now for sale because I recently 'moved up' again to a 1986 300 SDL. It has 354000 km on it, but it runs like its brand new! What a beauty! It was a one family car - purchased new in 1986 and purchased by the son when the original buyer passed on. All service- from new - has been done at Mercedes dealerships.

It does have a couple of fairly minor issues which I will seek help from in the "126 body style" forum.

Cheers!
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The current Merc diesels are orders of magnitude better than the 1980s lumps and the cars are now rocketships while returning better fuel economy.

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