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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Retiring my 1983 300SD Benz, Central Md Area

Well, it stinks of diesel and my fuel gauge drops a lot faster than it once did. Seems I've sprung a leak and I have no inclination to find where. I paid $800 and stuck a new battery and tires on it. The engine still needs 3 glow plugs but runs damn good, the transmission seems strong and hasn't ever given me any issues. The odometer quit at 206k, but I'd doubt it has more than 250k (this is a non-legally binding guess on my part).

I'm pulling my battery, tires, headunit and speakers. If anyone wants it for parts I'll drive it to you and pull those things out myself for $500, if anyone wants it as an experiment then it's $1000 and you get everything including brandnew 80k tires and the fresh battery. If not then I'm going to pull whatever I can and take it to Crazy Ray's, get my $300 and then sell the other stuff on Ebay/

NOTHING WORKS IN THE ELECTRONICS IT IS A COMPLETE PIECE OF CRAP (except the strong motor and trans, headlights and tail lights)

But I have been using it as a daily driver for the last 5 months including several trips to OC and one to WV

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Body panels are actually in REALLY good shape with minimal rust, very few dings/dents.

Seats are also in great shape. No noticeable wear, no tears but they are worn out.

Engine and Trans work fine

Glass is in good shape except for the staining that happens to the rears due to capillary action getting water between the layers of glass.

If anyone wants this PM me. if you want the body panels you'll have to take the whole car minus the things I've already mentioned. I'd feel really bad about taking it to the junkyard with the body/seats in their condition.
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Let's see some pictures. I have plenty of wheels and tires.
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If it is still a driver give it a month or two, kinda hate to see a running driving car go to the scrapper
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 06:41 PM
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x2 on the pictures

1977 MB 240D 4 speed 142K - Long term project car.
1991 MB 300TE 5 speed 271K - Back on the road!
2014 Honda CR-V 33K - Wife's DD
2015 Ford F150 5K - My DD

1979 MB 280E 90K - Sold
1983 MB 240D 238K - Scrapped
1984 MB 300D 347K? - Sold
1987 MB 300E 5 speed 258K - Scrapped
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Yes pics please.

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This is a turbo motor? I'm interested in the motor. How much?

I have an 82 300TD with a shot motor. I'm in PA and am willing to come pick the motor up OR buy the whole car and pull the motor myself, you get what you want and I'll part out the rest.
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