Good day, all.
I first wanted to say how great a forum this is. I have had many good questions answered to my previous posts regarding this vehicle.
I have a 1983 Mercedes 300D for sale. It runs great. I probably put about 1000 miles on it last year. I love diesels, and I bought it because of that. I hate to part with the car, but I have too many projects. I know people say that as an excuse, but I have 2 fire trucks, a Korean war M-37, a Mustang, a Vauxhall, a 79 Ford, and a 47 Chrysler, and the list can go on and on depending on what addiction, I mean, hobby, we're talking about!
Anyway, this car is a euro. Small bumper, color matched hubcaps, and the nameplate for whom is was brought over for inside the driver's door. The car runs like a 1983 diesel would. Smokes a bit when cold, doesn't smoke when warm, and the clock works!
It has a manual sunroof, original interior (in good shape, no rips. Needs deep cleaning in a spot in the back. Probably a water spot from leaving the sunroof open before I got it. Other marks I got out). All lights and mechanical things work. There's a pin hole leak in the vacuum line to the driver's side door lock. Haven't pulled it apart to fix it but I'm sure not a big deal.
Here's what I've put into it:
1. 4 new tires
3. NOS Sofico heater blower--(hard to find--the one with the 4-prong connector going into the motor--got it from Germany)
3. New fog drivers side fog light assembly (old one was corroded. NOS light installed. Will include an additional aluminum assembly in sale with good headlight. NOS from Germany)
4. replaced a missing piece of oak trim on dash
5. new air cleaner
6. new battery
7. new dash cover (fits well)
8. fixed 4-way flasher switch
9. fixed high idle turn switch on column
Here's what's wrong:
1. vacuum leak, as I mentioned, in the driver's side door. Need to lock doors before turning off engine.
2. Rear driver's side control arm. I started to fix it, but got side tracked with my own vehicle repairs. Have the correct control arm, and wouldn't take more than a day to fix.
3. Floors rusty. Needs to be welded on the driver's side
4. A small dent in the passenger side front fender above the wheel.
5. Some rust above the rear wheels--typical for this area.
6. Lovely 80's brown paint
In any event, this car is a good car. I drove it 200 miles one way and then back in 90 degree weather without thinking about it overheating. The sad thing is that I could take this to the metal scrap yard and get about 750 for it, but can't stomach doing that. It's a heavy car as you all know, so weight is good for scrap, but I want to see someone either fix it up, or use it as a parts car instead of going to the crusher. I also contemplated parting it out, but there's a lot of good car here.
I am asking $1100 for it. It's worth that in parting out alone, and I'm not making any money off this deal. I'd be breaking even, actually. I think it's a win-win situation, and I would be open to offers. Hopefully someone else finds the beauty and fun in this car as I have. Again, I'm selling it to consolidate my projects, and we're also expecting another child in September. Need to clear out room for more baby c%$&, I mean...stuff
Attached are pictures when I took them for the insurance company (I bought it in the winter time, hence the snow). I just wanted to get something on here so you could look at it. I'll try and post some more pictures when I can. Thanks for looking, and call me at 716-471-1256 with any questions, or e-mail at email@example.com
if you don't want to post replies. Car is located in Western New York, in Niagara Falls.