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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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1981 Mercedes Benz 300td for sale

Up for sale now is a beautiful freshly restored mercedes benz 300td. I'm currently the second owner. I bought it from the first owner who ordered it to his specific standards (even with a phone line installed, in 1981!!!). The original owners son told me that he and his children would spend every Saturday cleaning the car. They would even go through the air ducts with cue tips. In 2002 the car was given a full body respray then stored in 2003 until I bought it in January of this year. I went through the entire engine, performed a head job, fixed the suspension, fixed the now brilliant transmission, replaced the wipers, fixed the a/c, and fixed countless other items which I have paperwork on. Plus I have paperwork on everything ever done on the car since 1981. If interested please call Alec at (310)606-0945. Btw I'm aware that the street is covered in oil, but it's not from this car but from a pickup that parks on the street. The wagon is dry.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 10:24 PM
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Thats not the original motor. It should be a turbo not a non turbo and it even says turbodiesel on the hatch.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 12:49 PM
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It may be the original engine, I have a friend in town....that has a 300td...yep says it on the back and it has a non turbo motor in it....and yep its also an 1981.....but on this one, I can't see the sls reservoir...so I don't think it is....also curious about this head job...and why it needed a head job....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 01:19 PM
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if mercedes put a turbodiesel label on a car and didn't put one in the car, i think that would be called a lemon. and the owner would catch that at sometime during it's multiyear life. no, i choose to believe mercedes benz made that car with a turbo in it or this will be one of those rare misprints/mistakes that make this a very rare car and worthy of an even higher price.

but what do i know?

i'm just looking at those saggy seatbacks and my back got a little twitchy on me so i need to go work on my car now.

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