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Vehicle: 1991 300TE 4MATIC, 1984 300TDT, 1971 Datsun 510 wagon, 1969 VW Squareback
Location: Cartersville, GA
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WTB: 1980-85 300 TD wagon (as near mint as possible)

Hi all:

I'm a VW guy trying to come into the MB fold... and it looks like I've picked a lousy time to do it. I've always wanted a W123 wagon diesel because of their longevity. But apparently these are hot items right now because of the high gasoline prices and WVO craze.

I would like to buy a 300 TD wagon from an individual, not a broker or car lot (I don't have to pay sales tax on buying a car from an individual because I am a Georgia resident). It looks like 80-85 is what I want, but I'm not stuck on any particular year.

I'm looking for a car to keep a long long time. That being the case, mileage is not as important to me as overall condition. I can do mechanical stuff but it seems that things like body work, paint, and interior stuff never gets done on my "projects".

On Ebay everything seems to be recent auto auction acquisitions by brokers and car lots. This adds on, not only sales tax, but also $100's of dollars in junk fees. I am noticing very good condition TD's going for $9000 to $12,000 and I don't mind paying that sort of price for a mint condition, rust free car.

I also don't mind flying anywhere in the country to pick the car up (as long as you can pick me up at the airport) - since I'm looking to buy a car in great shape, it should make it back to Georgia with no problem (I hope.).

Things on my wishlist:

turbo diesel
3rd row seat option
1 or 2 owner (prefer that previous owner had OCD...)
manual transmission (ha! well, it is a wish list...)
No color preference, but I do like bright exterior colors and dark interior colors..

Also, I am not in a huge hurry - so even if you're reading this months for now, let me know.. I will probably still be searching for the perfect car.

Anyone know of one for sale that fits the bill?

E-mail me at jcearl@adelphia.net.
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