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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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low mileage w124 300d

i just bought a 1 owner garaged kept,summer used '91 300d with 56300 original miles. the car is very very nice and is desert taupe w/ cream interior. It has three small door dings for the most discriminating eye but no rust, dents, or paint issues. it has all original VIN tags on all the panels including trunk, hood, doors. the car has all the service history and has had a new exhaust and AC evaporator. The car is dry underneath and has no drips when parked on the driveway.

the owner kept everything as new including: three square keys including round valet key, sealed wallet key, radio keys, radio code pack with round brass??? mercedes tag, round silver mercedes bookmark, mercedes leather key fobs, mercedes window sticker (european delivery), stamped passport, all manuals for car and radio, mercedes bookmap of US, mercedes leather binder for maintainance, data from every fill up from time of purchase, all carbon copy receipts from purchase/shipping. The trunk still has the plastic covering the carpet and the tool kit is still sealed. The car is like a time capsule.
I was wondering what an all original low mileage exmaple is worth?
thanks for reading and you input.

PS will try to post pics when have some time.
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looks nice car, congrats.
but why you listing this thread in the for sale setion ??
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was wondering if i got a good deal as what market value is .
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Old, non-collect cars really do not have market value. It is all dependent on how much the buyer is willing to pay.

Yes, it is diesel, low mileage car but it is still a 17 year old car. I would say if you paid less than $7k, you did well.
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Hi. I too owned a similar car. I had a 92 300D that I sold earlier this summer. Car was absolutely pristine thruout, all original car with only had 62k on it at the time of the sale. I sold it thru this forum to a very nice guy in Canada. The price I got for my car was 12k US.
My car was same color combo as yours desert tan with creme beige leather.
I was not in a position that I had to sell it, so I had a price in my mind that I wanted for it and would not budge at all. I was originally offered 9k which I laughed at and the buyer came up to my price.
If you do a search under my ID, you will find pix etc to get a better comparison. PM me if you have further questions.


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It's like real estate. The market is the last price paid. I still don't see any appreciation in the W124s, although examples like yours and fagus' will certainly depreciate less. IMHO, the Benz diesels could be reaching their peak as more and more TDIs are becoming available. I know, it's like comparing apples and oranges, but the first TDIs from the 90's are just now reaching 200K and they are reportedly holding up very nicely. If I were in the market, would I be more interested in a 17 year old Benz diesel or a 10 year old TDI? No brainer for me.

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