Hello, I am looking to sell my 1987 Mercedes 300SDL (w126 S-Class).
The car is in great shape, and only has 155k miles on it (170k on engine and trans). The engine and transmission have been swapped from a 1983 300SD (at approximately 130k and 145k respectively).
I have recently run into some transmission trouble. While the car is engaged in first gear, upon acceleration the car slips out of gear as if in neutral. Once shifted into second, third, and forth the problem disappears. I believe it to be a torque converter problem. Anyone who is more informed than I on such an issue, feel free to post.
I have been quoted $150 for a fix by a mechanic at a European Auto Imports in New Jersey familiar with these transmissions and torque converters, at about half and half on labor and parts.
The car is is excellent shape besides the converter. Electronic/Mechanically, the only non working part of this car is the passenger power seat controls. Cosmetically, the passenger front fender has a spot of rust (see pictures, NO RUST ELSEWHERE).
This is a solid car, and well worth much more in parts alone. I recently ran into some trouble with my 500SEC, and will need more funds than I have available. I have retired the SDL from driving last month when this problem developed. I have no intention of fixing the converter. I have no use for the car, and would simply like to have my SEC fixed and move on.
I am asking $1,500 which is a very fair price for its current condition.
1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL Turbo Diesel pictures by bergercurtis - Photobucket
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