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Date registered: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 1984 300SD 500k+ miles.
Location: Southwestern Va
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FS 1984 300SD
I just bought this a couple of weeks ago. I like the car and if I were at a different point in my life, I would keep it. But I have young children and two jobs, so working on this as I go is just a bad idea.
The car runs well but needs front end work. It has about 520k on it, the odometer stopped at 470k. It was regularly serviced. I bought it from the 2nd owner, and his Aunt was the first. It was bought from Knoxville, Tennessee, and lived in North Carolina until I bought it. There is a thread in the 126 section of this forum about it, titled "84 300SD with 520k." I got an estimate from one guy for almost 2k to fix the front end, but the parts are less than $500 if you look them up online.
The car has good power, the transmission needs to be adjusted, but was rebuilt somewhere in the 400ks. It shifts strong, just too strong sometimes. I have a folder full of receipts, from oil changes to ball joints, to ac work. I'd say that the receipts total close to the original purchase price of the car.
I have tags and registration on it, clear title. As far as I can tell it is all original, no accidents. No rust anywhere. I have Shaeffer's synthetic, new oil filter, and new air filter to change. I have put about 400 miles on it since I bought it. Has quite a few new things on it, 2 shocks, fuel lines, ball joint on one side, alternator, etc.
There are things inside that need attention: driver's seat needs to be put on another track with another harness (both included with the car). The blower for the climate control works sometimes, sometimes it doesn't. Passenger rear window needs to be put back on its track.
Headlights, sunroof, aftermarket radio/cd, other windows, trunk, locks, temp guage, etc all work.
Car is in good condition, it just puts more on my to-do list than I can handle right now. I would like to get $1,500 for it. That would give me what I have in to it.
PM or email. I can send more pics, take pics of receipts, answer questions.
Last edited by Arky11; 03-04-2012 at 03:53 AM.