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For sale for $2500 or best offer. Maple yellow 1981 Mercedes 300D. Approximately 170k miles on the car. I bought the car, put several thousand dollars of new parts into it, and then the engine threw a rod. I think this means that the engine needs to be replaced entirely. A good engine for this car can be bought for around $500, I just cannot afford to have it put in and lack the expertise myself. The transmission is good. New brakes (new machines rotors and pads-fully rebuilt)! 4 New tires (less than 2k miles on them). New interstate battery ($140). Brand new radiator ($600) I have all the receipts for the work, and all was done by professionals at Fullerton Goodyear. The interior is great, and the seats are full leather (not the more common MB Tex option). The paint is a bit faded, as can be expected for a 30 year old vehicle, but cosmetically she is in great condition as well. I have put a little over $4000 into the car. It handled and drove beautifully before the engine blew and I'm sure will do again with a little work. I really need the money and am just trying to recoup some of what I put in. The car is at my mom's house in East Cobb, but call or email me and I can take and send more pictures or we can set up a meeting to look at the car. I am somewhat desperate to sell this, but not enough to take crazy lowball offers. $2500 or reasonable offer takes it. Please call or text 404-680-0849 for more info. Emails will also be returned very promptly.
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Beautiful car needs caring owner

Let me know
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just an observation

I understand your situation but honestly low ball offers or no offers are probably what you will get with a non running car. Not trying to be snotty just honest. You might want to consider finding a used engine and doing a swap out then you can keep it or sell it and be able to get some of your investment out of it.
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I hate to burst your bubble...but a non-running car is worth less than $1000...especially needing paint, etc.

I'm looking at a MINT 85 300D with GREAT paint, and service records that I may pick up for less than $3K

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Would take $2200. Congrats on finding a nice car. This car has brand new brakes, radiator, tires, hoses and belts, ac converted to R-34a by EPA certified hvac mechanic, battery, etc. Interior and exterior in great condition. Extremely minimal rust. Not sure, but may be a euro model based on the low bumper (someone told me this- no idea if it's valid.) Full leather interior and original and working Becker radio. Many other new parts as well. Posting it on this forum, because I'm looking for someone who has an engine and the expertise to put it in. To that person, I believe it would be a great deal at $2200. I appreciate the feedback and welcome lower offers, because I'm flat brooooke.

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Would take $2200. Congrats on finding a nice car. This car has brand new brakes, radiator, tires, hoses and belts, ac converted to R-34a by EPA certified hvac mechanic, battery, etc. Interior and exterior in great condition. Extremely minimal rust. Not sure, but may be a euro model based on the low bumper (someone told me this- known idea if it's valid.) Full leather interior and original and working Becker radio. Many other new parts as well. Posting it on this forum, because I'm looking for someone who has an engine and the expertise to put it in. To that person, I believe it would be a great deal at $2200. I appreciate the feedback and welcome lower offers, because I'm flat brooooke.

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bumpers appear to be US spec and interior looks like MB-Tex

probably a really nice car but from what I've seen the previous posters are correct , a non running w123 is a common sight in the $1000 and under range. To get close to your asking price the car would have to be running, or a complete stunner/garage queen... or just not maple yellow

1990 300TE 4MATIC Japanese-spec - 74,000 mi
1995 E300 Diesel - 327,000 mi
1983 250 German-spec - 227,000 mi
1992 400E
1994 E320 Wagon
1990 300E 2.8
1988 300CE Lorinser
1988 300TE
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Leather

The seats are leather, not MB Tex. I think the maple yellow coloring is awesome, but maybe its just me.

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