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Vehicle: 1980 Gelandewagen 300GD
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Arrow For Sale: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD


Offered for sale is a clean W123 coupe in Russet Brown with Palamino leather and Zebrine wood trim. Perfect glass, good leather, good carpet and mirror-finish chrome.

Titled and registered in Los Angeles, California. More specifically, North Hollywood. No smog check!

It's 34 years old, and needs a little bit of work. Despite the condition of the original paint and perfectly straight body (never been in an accident), I am selling this as a project car, a "rolling restoration". I simply don't have the time for it (while I'm restoring my 1980 300GD Gelandewagen), and would like to offer it to another enthusiast (also, I need the money for restoration costs.

Here's a list of what work has recently been performed, and what is yet to be done (to level of desire):

New rear axle (July 2014)
New battery (December 2014)
New brakes pads + rotors + drums (July 2014)

New front windshield seal
New A/C
Engine work
New wood trim
New dashboard top

Ah, the engine work. There's more-than-typical blowby for the age and mileage. But the issue comes down to a rod knock. It's cheaper to pull this working engine out and put in another working engine (I've found several OM617's and OM617A's (turbodiesel) on eBay and in junk yards for under $500. If you're handy, you can do this yourself. If you're not, check with your local shops.

It does run and drive, though!

165,xxx miles, great condition though needing repairs.

$1700 OBO. It needs a little bit of work and I need a little bit more money for the restoration of my other Mercedes!

I'll ship anywhere in the world if you'll pay for it. Or you could come here and drive it home (albeit slowly).
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Last edited by Suppatime; 12-26-2014 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Car is Sold
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