1983 300SD and stash of R12. Richmond, VA - $1500 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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1983 300SD and stash of R12. Richmond, VA - $1500

1983 300SD Ė 471,000 miles - $1,500

Iíve finally decided itís time to part ways after 15 years of ownership and teaching me pretty much everything I know about car repair.
She has gone from my daily driver, to occasional driver, ďmaybe - if the weather is niceĒ
The main reason Iím selling is itís no longer fun to work on her once I sold the house with a garage and got one with just a carport.

The Good:
Engine was rebuilt at 375k.
Transmission has about 150k
Lived in Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA so minimal salt exposure. Havenít driven it on ice myself in over a decade.
Just replaced battery, starter and master cylinder.
Valves adjusted 3k ago
All calipers replaced in last 10k
Throwing in spare parts Ė I was prone to add things to Peachparts orders to get free shipping. 
Extra full size spare with new tire on rim.
Several oil/fuel/air filters
Tie rod end, ball joint
Set of Textar brake pads
Spare thermostat
Bunch of relays, switches and trim bits from junkyard
EGR delete kit that I never installed
Twelve 12oz cans of vintage R12 Freon
Might as well throw in my adjustment wrenches too

The Bad:
Hood pad is falling apart.
Moonroof is really balky, havenít tried to open it in years.
Rear passenger window is intermittent with some wiring issue. Confirmed motor, switch and actuator are good.
Rear seat has tear on the small top center panel. (see picture)
Tachometer is flaky. The cigarette butt trick hasn't worked and my soldering skills aren't up to redoing the amp.

The Ugly:
One small rust bubble between rear tire and taillight (see picture)
AC isnít working and it doesnít ďJust need a chargeĒ. The compressor is seized, spun the belt off when it happened. Iím including the R-12, but thereís a lot of labor.

Iíve probably been to open and scared a bunch of you off by now, but I donít want someone driving out here and feeling misled. If you want pictures of something specific, let me know.
Hopefully someone here wantís to restore this car with the TLC she deserves. If you want it as a parts car, please lie to me and say sheís going to be a driver.

If you say you plan to run single tank WVO and call it bio-diesel, the price triples.

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