I posted an ebay link to this a few weeks ago, then I read the rules. My apologies. However, car is back on ebay but I'm also pursuing other avenues. I'd like to get $2900 for the car but I have a no reserve auction starting at $2500. Mercedes Benz 300 Series California | eBay
Just performed compression test. Engine was warm, #1 430psi, #2 420psi, #3 415psi, #4 430psi, #5 430psi. Test was done by cranking the engine for roughly ten seconds on each cylinder. Its a California model that has 225k miles on it. In the past two years I've replaced, CV axles (china) comes with originals, rear sway bar links, front wheel bearings, shocks (all four), front upper control arms, air conditioning compressor, tires, rebuilt injectors with monarch nozzles, recent valve adjustment job, replaced all hvac vacuum actuator, rear door lock actuator, All V-belts (last week), fixed drivers rear window regulator by straightening and adding a reinforcing plate (pass rear needs fixing). I think that's about it. This car currently has no vacuum leaks, all doors lock and unlock. Car can sit for well over a week and still unlock all doors. Originated from California. Spent time in Arizona, Colorado. I bought it from a pilot who was based out of Colorado and had this car parked in the Detroit airport for when he had a long layover. I've never had the car not start due to cold weather (<0F) runs excellent very little smoke under WOT.
The bad: front drivers seat could use a little tlc, the leather (yes optioned with leather) has separated from the lower frame. Dash has a small crack in it (pictured), Rear end chunks on down shift and when going from R to D however, it's done this since I've had it and I'm not concerned about it. The paint on the hood roof and trunk is sun faded however the body is extremely clean there is only one small dent that I know of in the drivers side door. Other then that the body is very good shape, this car is SOLID. I was going to have the car repainted but I decided I preferred the look of the patina on the roof, hood and trunk. Cruise control works, but not that great. Sometimes the AUTO setting on HVAC controls doesn't bring the fan on, just have to turn it on high and set back to auto.
Its a very clean car and I hate to see it go I just have too many projects right now. I have the original sales receipt for the vehicle, maintenance history is also fairly complete. I have several specialty tools that will go with the car as well as instructions for various maintenance things. Injector pop tester (with guide), valve adjustment wrenches (with guide), Diesel compression test kit, Pre-chamber removal tool, glow plug reamer, there may be others but that's all I can think of you will get what I have. Please keep in mind this car is in very good shape for its age and it has been taken care of and maintained and it also comes with most tools necessary to keep it maintained. Please email or message me me if you have any questions. I will be able to provide additional pictures upon request. I would not hesitate driving this car anywhere! You can also call or text me at nine 8 9 four fifty fifty four 3