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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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1985 300TD for sale in Arizona

1985 300TD for sale in Arizona
I bought this a while back as I always wanted this particular vehicle- a 300TD that is to say. At the time of buying it- my wife said she hated it- I was hoping it would grow on her- well it didn't. I have enjoyed my time with the vehicle- I put on eBay with a high price as to not have anyone do a buy it now. I would like to get $6600 for it. Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series | eBay
If I am off my rocker on the price- please let me know. If anyone is serious I would prefer to discuss over a telephone call.

Thank you, Sean
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Price too high? Make me an offer I can't refuse- If I am way off on my price- please let me know
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well- my car was just involved in minor accident. Passenger fender and headlight need to be replaced. So price drop to $4200. If interest I can email photos of damage.
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Take that hitch off the rear. That is not helping your sale. These 300TD's were going for mid 5's a year ago. With DIESEL Fuel approaching 4.25, it has killed the re-sale. The 300TD will easily go 300,000 and more on the original engine if maintained properly. We have owned 5 of these and they are real haulers for just about anything! Nice looking example.
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The rust on the car makes the original paint of no value, since you won't have original paint after the rust gets fixed. The vacuum locks are easy to fix and much cheaper than the AC which you fortunately have working.

I like the hitch, I hate the roof rack. Post some pics with the bashed fender.

How is the SLS?

I think you should be looking for around $3000 to $4000 depending on the rust. if it didn't have rust then I would think $4000 to $5000.

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Personally, I don't mind the hitch and roof rack, I had one with the same equipment and the hitch was handy for a utility trailer. The perception is that if people see the trailer hitch, they'll worry about how much towing was done with what weight, and strain / wear on the transmission.
The real issue with this car is the rust, I doubt it spent all it's life in Arizona. From my experience, what we're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg. That is the real value killer.

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