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Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1984 300D Euro 5spd, 2003 C230 6spd
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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FS: 1984 W123 300d Euro 5 speed manual
I am selling my 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D Euro Spec with 264k miles. I am the second owner and have owned this car for about 3 years; the car had about 232k miles when I bought it. The first owner was a German lady who imported the car new from Germany to Yorba Linda, CA. This car has been in Southern California all of its life and has blue California plates. This car also has the highly sought-after 5-speed Getrag manual transmission and does not have a sunroof.
VEHICLE TYPE: Car
MODEL NAME: 300 D USA
ENGINE: 617912 10 208097
TRANSMISSION: 717400 00 048370
ORDER NUMBER: 0422703775
INTERIOR COLOR: 254
467 - CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM
504 - OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, RIGHT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
542 - LOCKABLE GLOVE COMPARTMENT
580 - AIR CONDITIONER/TEMPMATIC
592 - HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (LAMINATED GLASS), BAND FILTER
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
876 INTERIOR LIGHT ASSEMBLY
Car is in good mechanical condition and has been serviced at B&M Automotive in San Diego, CA for all repairs under my ownership. Additionally, all filters and parts are factory OEM that I have bought either at the dealer or through the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Some parts that I have replaced are the water pump, radiator, front crankshaft pulley, mono valve, ignition module, both rear power window regulators, driver’s door check strap, a few vacuum lock actuators, a couple HVAC actuators, antenna mast, windshield seal, and the trunk seal.
The cool Euro parts that are original to the car are the Euro H4 vacuum adjustable headlamps, switchable parking lights, front and rear Euro bumpers, all console trim is in black plastic with German language controls for the HVAC, flush interior locks, and of course the naturally aspirated OM617 matched with the 5-speed Getrag manual transmission.
The rear tires are 2 months old and the front tires are relatively new and are on the 14” Bundts, which are not original to the car. However, I do have the original 14” steel wheels with the classic colored hubcaps that came with this car; these of course are included. Additionally, I also have the original rear seat as the car was fitted with leather, but there is some damage to the leather but the springs seem to have seen little use.
The AC has never worked under my ownership, and I haven’t looked into fixing it so I don’t know if the compressor works as there is no belt on it. The other issue is a rumbling when the clutch isn’t depressed, my mechanic (B&M Automotive) indicated that it is most likely the clutch throwout bearing and that it isn’t worth fixing until the clutch needs to be replaced. The last item to note is that I bought the car with a dented front fender and door as the previous owner had rubbed against the garage door opening, I have pictures to illustrate the cosmetic damage prior to the body repairs that I had done. The car is a good driver that I drive it a few days a week, the car has also performed well on trips to Arizona and Northern California and gets great gas mileage with the additional fifth gear on the highway.
I had the oil changed a couple weeks ago as well as a new OEM air filter. The car isn’t a concours winner and has scratches and dings, but is an attractive car with a great color combo with original paint (minus the fender repair) that has endeared itself to family and friends. I would like to see the car go to a Mercedes enthusiast who will appreciate and care for this fun car. My reason for selling the car is to consolidate from three cars to one. Asking $5700 but very open to offers, car is located in San Diego (Tierrasanta) and I’m available to show the car evenings and weekends.
Last edited by incidentally.ks; 07-13-2012 at 10:17 AM.