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1985 300D Turbo Diesel Looking for a Good Home
Howdy, folks! I want to get my 1985 300D into a good home. The car served me faithfully when I needed it most, and I have a lot of dear memories around it.
Iíll sell it for peanuts to the person who is willing to pay for the transport -- it no longer runs -- and who will consider reviving this once impressive ride. It would make me happy to see it on the road again.
Here is a short description of the state of the car. If anybody is interested, Iíll be glad to post/send photographs of the car taken one year ago -- the last time I was in New York. Also included is a little background on the reason I am selling it:
Four years ago I parked my 300D, which I named Alba, in the driveway of my fatherís home in Rockland County, New York. I moved to North Carolina, where I currently live. Last October my father died. Now I must move all of my belongings out of his house, and the car must go. I cannot afford to ship it to North Carolina and to rebuild it.
When I parked Alba in the summer of 2010, she ran wonderfully. The engine had about 170,000 miles on it. Only a little rust on the body. The AC did not work. I never tried to fix it. The power window in the left rear of the car did not work. There was a very slow leak in an oil pan, or the oil pan gasket, which I never bothered to fix -- but only because of the cost. It needed a new exhaust system and probably stabilizer arms in the front. I canít think of anything else off the top of my head. I maintained Alba with great fidelity, up to all I could afford, and I have all the maintenance records since I got her in, I believe, 2006.
After four years in the elements, in total neglect, the car needs a lot of work. New tires, brakes, new battery, et cetera.
Iíll be at my fatherís house in mid-September. Probably on September 10 & 11, and again on September 16 & 17. I am fairly indifferent to getting money for it. I want most of all to give it to a person who will care about the car.
Thanks for reading. Please let me know if you all want or need more information.