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most certainly

I dont know if any of you have the 300d Brochure, but this looks just like the 300TD model in it. From the color to the condition.
 

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1985 Euro 300TD Turbo, 1983 Euro 300TD turbo, 1979 Euro 240TD and 1981 300D converted to euro.
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um yeah to much.
 

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It's pretty nice, but only a $6,000 car in my eyes; and I wouldn't even think about paying that much for it. If it had half the miles on it, not that the mileage is high, I'd think about thinking about it.
 

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Lest we forget Moose's 67K 300D with a junked engine. Ask for a buyback guarantee that the engine will make it to oil change #1!
 

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I've bought a few and cringed at what I paid at the time, but then in retrospect had no regrets. There's something to be said for the fanatical maintenance this one has had.

The rear suspension looks right, the netting on the seats is tight, the dash is perfect, I think it's worth lower teens to a collector. I predict, however, because of the frenzy in the market for these right now and the bidding frenzy for this one in particular it will go for mid to high teens. That would be too much.
 

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A lot of money if you think of it as "an old car"...but if you love these cars, how much is too much for a near-perfect wagon? We'd all love to go back in time and buy our car new, and this one seems to be pretty close. Name a new car you can buy today for ten grand or so that has the quality, fit and finish, and presence of these 123s.
 

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It's more than I paid for mine, but less than I will spend to get it to the shape that the one on EBAY is in. Go for it and good luck!!
 

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Wow! Prices of good W123s are on the rise! I would have imagined that something in this condition would go for $6500 tops. I guess spotless interiors, unbleamished by the sun are highly coveted. There were some recent 300CDs that sold for as high as $7500 and averaging around $5000--but not over $10K like this wagon!
 

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It's wild to see the market. It was a $6500 car a couple years ago.
Did any of you guys see the 1982 300TDt w/79k that got a buy-it-now price over $18,000? That's like 55% of MSRP after 24 years!

I have a theory on why the markets gotten so crazy, but some may consider it offensive, so...

Wish I bucks to pick up the beauties that have been coming out of grandmas' garages right now. I've thought for years these would see their day of appreciation, I hope it will only get better.

One more thing, if you poured $20,000 into a W123 for a nice car and lots of repairs over the course of just five years, how nice would your car be at that point compared to a new $20,000 car?
 

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My rationale is simple; cars are necessary(subjective), cars cost money to own and operate(fact), would I rather spend $300per month repairing my $5K-300TD or $500 per month on a new Caravan? I need the space that a wagon affords, I like the idea of alternative fuels, I like fixing a car that is worth fixing. My Olds intrigue had a bad positive battery terminal and so far, I have spent $1400 fixing the consequential damages and still have no gas guage!
 
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