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For Sale: 1985 MB 300td Turbo diesel-Estate Wagon
(Leaving Country Soon & would rather Sell than Store it)
-3rd Row Seats with Head Rests
-AC is converting to R134-Still has R12 (Cold but converting)
-Auto Trans recenltly Rebuilt/only needed seals but rebuilt anyway
-Self-leveling reara suspension
-230-k miles
-MB Tex interior
-Manual Sun Roof
-Dash in great condition
-Interior Clean and no rips
-Shiny paint
-Lots of nice Chrome
-Later model MB Rims/New Tires last month
-New Alarm added

-Just had rock hit windsheild and cracked...damn trucks!
-P/S to be resealed
-Alarm guy broke a plastic piece on the vacuum system and will replce it but all Vac systems work great.

Asking $8500- but can accept cash and other things of value to make up i interesting enough.

Just reply and we can chat & see what we can figure out.
If you're looking for a nice W123 Diesel, this one will do nicely.
 

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Why pimp it out with the 4matic badge and the chrome fender trim. Wheels are too modern for this car. If you are going to ask a high class price, then the critics will expect a high class car. This doesn't make it.
 

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nice one! i've got one for sale on the East Coast.

Your wagon looks great, in my opinion.

Hope it sells for a good amount to maintain the value that these deserve.
I'm asking about $6500 OBO for mine, in similar great condition (but stock).

good luck with yours.
T
 

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Thanks for the replies

All opinions and comments welcomed.
The car is in the exact configuration as when we purchased it.
Whomever "pimped"/badged it with a 4matic and added the rims would be the one to ask about that.
Anyone who'd want to unpimp it certainly can.
Personally, I prefer the rims on it now, but that must be the inner-pimp in me =)
Peace to you.
 

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-3rd Row Seats with Head Rests
-Lots of nice Chrome
-Later model MB Rims/New Tires last month
-New Alarm added

Asking $8500- but can accept cash and other things of value to make up i interesting enough.
Looks nice except for the pimp items (extra chrome, tint, dreadful 4-matic badges, wheels) but all those can be un-done. I'm kind of afraid to ask what sort of pimping is done on the interior. I'm also afraid of what sort of stereo someone put in thiscar. I suggest you create a photobucket (or equiv) album with lots and lots of pictures and post a link.

I suspect your price is unrealistic and that a more realistic price would be in the $5000 range.

Regarding your list of options - I don't think you mean 3rd row seats with head rests. I think you mean 3rd row seats and second row headrests (which all cars with 3rd row seats have)

cheers
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Love the Pimp comments...they're great.
Interior is 100% untouched(unpimped) Pics to follow soon.
Radio is original.
Light is fixed...wasn't tightened when new bulb was put in.
Has anyone seen the W123 wagon on Autotraxder.com? Asking $18-k?
Any other suggestions? All comments are appreciated.
 

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Open to offers and more flexible as my Departure date approaches in the next few months.
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Has anyone seen the W123 wagon on Autotraxder.com? Asking $18-k?
An $18k ad in Autorader is not relevant. Having sold probably 4 cars through Autotrader over the last 10 years I have learned that if you want your car to sell in Autotrader you need to be priced bottom 10% for like-for-like cars. In otherwords, 90% of the cars in Autotrader don't sell and 10% do sell and you need to be in that 10%. Your price doesn't reflect that sort of motivation.

Get a comprehensive photoalbum together. If the 4-matic badges are attached with adhesive REMOVE THEM as I think they will be the biggest detractors, whatever the thing is next to the 4-matic badge, if it's attached with adhesive, remove it, I guess leave the tint and the wheels and the chrome wheel trim (unless it detaches non-destructively) and emphasize the good condition of interior and exterior. The typical buyer/owner of a 300TD either wants to emphasize the stock nature of the car or wants to Euro-ize it. They do NOT want to pimp the car. The gobs of nice chrome will be an immediate turn-off to most of your prospective buyers. If you have gobs of history on the car (receipts, etc), put them in a pile and include photos of those.

Saying that you are open to offers when you list it a $8500 is off-putting. Get realistic about your price. This will sell between $4000 and $7000 maximum, with my guess being closer to $5000. When you get realistic about your price then add 10% to that and advertise it and don't budge.

This car would look really nice without the added crap. Please consider removing the badges, wind thing on the sunroof, chrome fender trim and then you will have a stock-looking wagon with tint and different wheels. It won't make an enthusiast want to puke. The tent will make some people (me) want to puke also, but you are in Las Vegas, which think is a demographic that says tint is good.

my 2 cents...
Scott
ps - happily removed the tint from my 85 wagon just last month and SOOOO happy with the results...
 

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Hi Scott. Thanks for the info. I haven't checked on how the Badging is attached but most probably is adhesive. They'd be the only items I remove. All the other pimp items are up to the next Huggy Bear to handle.
Not sure how to do a Foto Album yet but can figure that out.
 

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You can create a photo album on photobucket or a variety of other websites. It's free as long as you let them shove their advertising in. Your ISP also probably provides you with webspace that you can use for a photo album.

For removing badges: Easiest way if they are attached with adhesive is to warm the badge area with a hairdryer (don't go nuts with this) and cut through the adhesive using dental floss between the amblem and the car body. Then clean up the remaining adhesive with the mildest solvent that works. Alchohol might do the job just fine.
 

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Miss my '85 TD wagon, sold it in '03 with 220,00 miles for $3000. Still running out on the North Fork, L.I. (N.Y.). Current owner does minimal upkeep & she keeps on going!:crybaby2:
 

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to "devildog", if you're on East Coast and want a TD wagon, then contact me!
I've got a great one for sale...
:)
 
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