Hello all, I am regrettably selling my 95 E300 as I've moved into a new place with a smaller garage and am forced to cut down on my collection.
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The car was purchased new at Rasmussen Mercedes in Oregon (now Mercedes-Benz of Portland) and has lived it's entire life in the northwest. Optioned in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over Parchment MB-Tex interior (175). This E300 has been lovingly cared for and maintained to an obsessive degree, both cosmetically and mechanically using only Mercedes OEM parts. There are over $15,000 in receipts dating back to 1999 and about $8,900 from the last 30k miles alone. All records have been kept and stored in a binder.
Garaged, non-smoking, no pets, no kids, no food or drinks. I used the car to commute from Bellingham to Seattle and consistently averaged 30-35mpg with little effort, E300's were fitted with a larger 23.7 gallon fuel tank for a massive 700-800 mile range between fill-ups. The car has 328,500 miles on perfect working odo and includes the 500,000km award and grill badge from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 500,000+ miles on these cars is not uncommon. Runs and drives great, doesn't burn oil. Diesel cetane additive used at every fill-up. There is a factory block heater installed for the winter months but it starts perfectly without it.
The car presents very well. Exterior was regularly washed and waxed and the Smoke Silver paint shines beautifully. There are some small dings and scratches but no serious damage or evident clear coat failure as was very common for Mercedes during this era. The body is rust free although there is a spot of paint bubbling near the A-pillar on the driver's side (see pic). The front and rear bumpers were professionally repainted in 2014 due to rock chips. The interior looks like new and was regularly maintained using professional detailing products. Everything works down to the power headrest adjustment and digital ambient temp gauge. There some minor flaws, most notable being a couple small cracks in the Zebrano wood lacquer on the console trim around the window switches.
The car has a few quirks as you'd expect at this age but no serious issues. The power sunroof recently developed an electrical issue I have not had the time to diagnose, blows the fuse when switch is pressed but is closed and watertight.
-Restored driver's seat with new back, bottom, and armrest using oem pieces, all seats feel brand-new, very comfortable and supportive
-Genuine 16" CLK Lightweight polished aluminum wheels and newer Continental tires with plenty of tread. Extra set of correct lugs for factory full-size spare are included.
-Supple padded black leather steering wheel from a later W140 S-Class.
-Copper ceramic fuses
-New MB Hexo-mat all-season rubber floor mats
-New Blaupunkt CD stereo w/USB and Aux input, plug and play with factory harness, no wires cut (original working Becker cassette head unit is included)
-New Blaupunkt speakers under stock grills, no wires cut
-W124 Special Edition stainless-steel door sill plates (original's included)
Maintenance in the past 20k miles alone:
-New serpentine belt
-New belt tensioner arm
-New belt tensioner shock
-New tensioner pully
-New plastic fuel lines and seals
-New glow plugs (all six)
-New engine wiring harness ($700 part)
-New vacuum pump (upgraded version)
-New brake rotors
-New brake pads and grease
-New brake wear sensors
-New idler arm bushings
-New steering dampener
-New tie rods
-New drag link
-New front wheel bearings
-New battery (850cca used in Sprinter diesel)
-Complete professional alignment from Tru-Line in Seattle
-Power steering fluid flush and new filter
-Front and rear bumpers professionally repainted with new impact strips and retainer clips
-Fuel tank removed, cleaned, and flushed
-Fuel lines flushed
-New fuel filters and feed line
-New diesel in-tank strainer and seals
-New rubber fuel tank line and clips
-New fuel cap and seal
-Liqui Moly diesel purge
-New flex discs (front and rear)
-New rear subframe mounts and bushings
-New cabin air filters
-New hydraulic motor mounts
-New transmission mount
-Mono-wiper cleaned and lubricated, new Bosch blade
-New windshield in 2014, one small chip that was professionally repaired
-Intake manifold removed and all carbon build up removed
-New factory cut keys
-Numerous new bulbs, relays, clips, factory labels, etc
-New oil and filters every 3,000 miles or 6 months which ever came first, always with OEM filter and Mobil Delvac diesel oil, brake fluid and ATF fluid/filter changes according to MB-spec
Clean title in hand, current insurance and WA registration, Vin inspection report included. Includes complete factory tool kit, original full-size spare tire, and three keys. Lots of extra parts and supplies included as well. SOLD
Let me know if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them. Please PM with name and phone number so I know you're a real person, Thanks!