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1983 Mercedes Benz 300 Sd on 2040-cars

Year:1983 Mileage:442275 Color: Blue /

Yuma, Colorado, United States

Yuma, Colorado, United States
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:5 Cylinder Diesel
Fuel Type:Diesel
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: wdbcb20a8db034269 Year: 1983
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Trim: SD
Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Mileage: 442,275
Exterior Color: Blue
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Doors: 4
Number of Cylinders: 5
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

 Up for sale is a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD.  This is originally from Germany and was imported in 1983, purchased by a corporation.  Has 3 service books up to 350000 miles on the car show maintenance and even has the customs record and metal stamp used to get the car here to the US.

I bought the car with just a little less mileage than shown on the odometer.  It quit soon after... has been rebuilt once before.  I have since added on about 6500 miles.  The reason I am selling is that I have too many projects to make this another one.  I wanted to murder it out since it's missing the MB emblems and has rough paint... but again, priorities.

Condition of the car:
Paint is worn (common for this year of car).
The engine runs rough when cold, and could be valve timing.  I have heard that this is a regular maintenance issue and is relatively easy to do at home, but I am not a mechanic
Engine does not start easily in cold weather.
Engine leaves its mark (leaky seal) and it does eat a bit of oil - Jug of Rotella-T included.
Glowplugs are dead, but I have 5 new ones in box!!
I swapped out the injectors for others from a salvage vehilce with 270,000 miles... it runs a little rougher as they need cleaned out/driven on.  Will include the old ones (one leaks and causes a knock)
Interior has some things that are in great shape... Trim on dash (real wood) is warped and hardly attached.
The vinyl around the doors is not tucked as was in factory.
The right rear windows tint is peeling away from window.
There are some stains on carpet.
The dashboard is cracked from sun damage.
Car is well worn.
Car does run, and down the highway, runs great!  Hard starts after injector swap especially.  Great project car!
Cruise control does NOT work, but all of it is there.  It is disconnected from the motor.
Air conditioner does NOT work... needs drained and recharged.
Right rear electric window sometimes will get stuck.  Don't know if it's the relay or the motor or electrical connection.
Everything else works pretty good!

Odometer reads 442,275, but it does not work currently.  There are about 6,500 more miles on the car than displayed.


Terms of Auction:
If you have other questions, just ask!  No reserve on this auction, and bid starts at bottom dollar.
At end of auction, Seller MUST contact me via Ebay, which I may initiate the e-mail, within 24 hours of auction end with scheudle for pickup.
All sales are final.  Buyer must come to pick the car up, which I will help load on trailer or you can drive!

Thanks and happy bidding!

On Apr-29-13 at 21:02:54 PDT, seller added the following information:


Forgot to mention.  Tachometer sometimes kicks in, but usually is out.  The cable is worn out.
Oil pressure always reads off the chart.  Engine has good oil pressure though.
Fuel gauge varies.  Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong.  The little warning light is ALWAYS RIGHT!

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