Date registered: Sep 2016
Vehicle: 1982 300D Turbodiesel (US Spec)
Location: Costa Rica
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I have seen this car for sale for a long time now. I have to admit that for an almost 600K mile car, it looks superb and definitely looks like it has been cared. The problem I see is that it has covered a lot of miles, even after the drivetrain was rebuilt. Heck, it has done almost 240K after that.
Normally high millage cars donít sell for much money. For that money you can have a later one with less than a 100K on it. A member sold an 82 with a 127K on BaT for around 7.000 dollars.
At that price, I think the owner doesnít want to sell it or he/she wants to get back some of the money they have spent on it. That makes me believe the seller wonít take any offer, or at least wonít lower the price below 8 grands.
However, if you want a high millage hero to brag about how well engineered and built older Mercedes were, this is probably the best alternative out there, specially if it you get a mountain of receipts that prove the millage.