F/S: '78 300D (N/A) engine/trans and other parts (SERVO!) - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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F/S: '78 300D (N/A) engine/trans and other parts (SERVO!)

I have a nice 78 300D that was going to be a restoration project this winter.

In very little time, mice got in and destroyed the interior (I can't get the stink out even though the interior has been taken down to just the shifter and steering wheel).

The body is solid, for the most part, and I intend to use the front clip to repair my 300CD. The rear axles are going in my junker winter rat 240. That said, those items will not be available, but most of the rest will.

The engine and trans are great on this car. It ran and shifted like new, and there was only minimal black smoke from the exhaust. Supposedly, the engine was rebuilt at 250K, but the PO provided no paperwork as proof. So I can't prove it. Currently the car has just shy of 270K miles. I hope someone who can use it will send me a message and make an offer. I will remove the engine and trans and have it ready for pickup.

I am happy to fire it up for a video, and will do a compression test if I have a serious buyer. Since I removed the hvac box, i had to drain the coolant, and would need to bypass that and put coolant back in to get it hot in order to do the compression test. It can, however, be cold started quickly to demonstrate that the engine starts and runs as it should.

The ACC servo still worked in this car. As of recently, it still moves. The mice destroyed the vacuum lines, so the vents would not properly work anymore, but it was clear the servo was rerouting the vacuum as buttons were pressed and the temp wheel was rotated. When the key was shut off, the motor ran and parked as it's supposed to. I don't want much for it, as it has sat, and I can't guarantee how long it'll last. But it's plug and play for someone who needs it. The ACC amp is available with the servo or separately, first come first serve.

I am happy to ship small items at the buyer's expense. I will let the market dictate the value of the parts, so make offers and I will be happy to let you know what I have and if it's any good. I don't need to get rich, I'd just like to be paid for my time removing the parts, and some on top of that to fund the other projects I have.

EDIT: the Interior is 'saddle,' and the exterior is 'silvery green.'

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