Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1985 Mercedes 300 TD wagon
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
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1985 Mercedes 300TD wagon for sale
Hello to all.
Reluctantly, we have to sell our 1985 300TD wagon. I've been told that this model is highly sought after and brings higher than average prices. One Mercedes man told me that people buy this model and ship it to Germany for re sale. That seemed a little "iffy" to me.
I will, of course , post pictures and all details, but I wanted to see any input as to general price range based upon the following:
White color..not a dent to be found and the interior blue leather is near perfect, no cuts or the like. We just put all new tires on it about a thousand miles ago, but probably less than that. Considering the condition when we bought it, it appeared to have been garaged and it's been garaged nearly every night of it's life with us. Mostly I got this for my wife to drive to work because of the safety factor with this amazingly sturdy vehicle. She drove to work, then directly into the garage. We used the Volvo for all other driving, except for some trips to San Francisco, etc.
The final spray coat of paint has been working it's way off only on the left side just under the windows for a couple or three inches back to the tail light. You can't see that until you are up close. Everything else is beautiful, hood, top, rear.
We had the entire rear shock and "leveler" replaced (forgive my untrained mechanic name for it) system to the tune of 2,200.00 a surprise indeed. The Mercedes specialist also converted the air conditioner to the new fluids. We have had it in two more times since then. I believe all of the glow plugs were replaced a year or so ago. Once again, it is not driven that much. Five days a week , but now my wife is not working and a company we trusted has dealt us a bad blow as well, so she will be working computers at home. The rear lift door became unstable. Our mechanic explained how time consuming it would be to trace the system to find a leak, so we had that just disabled, which means the automatic door locks reverted to manual.
Our son, a VERY experienced Diesel mechanic suggested that all of the flexible hoses should be replaced every five years or so, so we had all of them replaced a few months back. It has 260,000 miles on it, runs perfectly as far as we can see. We check the transmission fluid and it does not lower.
It may be that the air conditioning fluid has leaked, for there is a reddish stain in the garage. Oh wait, so the rear lift up door does not stay up very well. Some days yes, some no, so we have a bungee cord as a safety measure. And the rear latch and lock, for reasons unknown to the Mercedes mechanic that we use, will not lock after it was replaced. He put it in several times and so we have that lock/latch to be fixed somehow. We figure a Mercedes type mechanic will be able to spend the time to correct that, but at a hundred an hour, we just bungee cord the rear door since the car is either in the garage or we are in it.
Based upon the above, I thought you genius experienced Mercedes experts could give me a price range that I should anticipate. Yes, I know you have to see it, but I have given a truthful overview of this truly nice car that we don't really want to sell, but California full coverage insurance took another massive leap, and the car just sits now, so we need to resolve this.
Thank you for any generalized price range that you can suggest.