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1977 300d (turbo not stock)
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hi guys i just bought a 300sd 1982 with 164k miles from the original owner , i dont know much about mercedes , well this is my second one i bought a w123 about 9 months ago and i love it but when this one came up i gave the w124 to my younger brother , but im just a college student so money is tight and this is what a got so let me know what you think

this is what i have done to it

the first thing i did was paint the wheels (i bought a aluminum silver from my work) i know its not the original but owell





that was before and this is after



i also changed some of the wood trim ,and i added a center consol tray or box i dont know the name of it ,

so here are some more pics of the car , and i bought it for 2 grand .







and a picture of my star that i just bought for it


sorry about the large pictures, wish i knew how to make them smaller

on the to-do list is

change antena mast

dye interior so it can look new again

find a stock stereo that works (becker grand prix)

put in a A/C compressor (my bearing frost)

get euro lights

learn how to clean the tail lights (the reverese lense is yellowish)

get different wheels

and find a rear seat , my has a tear in the top of the back rest

thats all that i can remeber

and to all the ppl on the forum thanks for all the help/ info that you guys provide .

ps. everything works except for the antena and maybe the tape player
 

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1984 500SEC Euro: Midnight Blue w/ Cream Interior
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Looks great, seems you're on the right track in taking care of the little things.

You're not alone in being on a college student's budget. I'm in the same boat, going to be leaving my car with my parents while I head to Los Angeles for school in just a few weeks.

Got any junkyards within driving distance? That's where you'll want to be going when you're on a budget.

Try a little nail polish remover/acetone on the clear section of the taillights. It should make an immediate improvement. It won't make them like-new, but it helped mine a bit.

Best of luck
 

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'82 Euro 500SEL, '85 Euro 500SEC AMG WB Cabriolet,'86 Euro 500SEC RUF
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Welcome.
There are some good JY's around LA. Lets know when you get here and we came point you to them.
 

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1981 300 SD, 1991 Geo Metro 4-door Automatic
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Nice looking car. My wheels (except for the old spare rim) look like your before pictures...you're inspiring me to pretty up mine...
 

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1992 300SD, 1986 300SDL, 1995 E420
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300sd is the code name you actually bought a tank:)
 
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