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1995 Mercedes-benz E300 E300d W124 Diesel on 2040-cars

Year:1995 Mileage:306400 Color: Black /
 Gray
Location:

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:3.0L 2996CC l6 DIESEL DOHC Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:Diesel
For Sale By:Private Seller
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: WDBEB31E3SC168890
Year: 1995
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E300
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, CD Player
Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: ASD, Antitheft Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 306,400
Power Options: Heated Seats, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Gray
Number of Cylinders: 6

FOR SALE
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300D Diesel
Nice Condition and Well-Maintained
Black with Grey MB Tex Interior
Extra Options: ASD, Heated Seats, Passenger and Driver Air Bags, Anti-theft Alarm

Clean, Non-Smoker
124 Chassis, 606 Engine, 722 Transmission
306,300 miles
33+ mpg highway (with the 23.8 gallon tank, you can go almost 800 miles on one tank of fuel!) 

Great for the Mercedes diesel enthusiast!
Great for the young driver (or anyone) who needs something solid, safe, economical, and dependable!

Location: Barrington, RI

For additional photos, go to sherwoodsri.imgur.com.

You may contact me via eBay message or on my cell at 972.523.1743.  I am glad to provide additional pics, answer any questions, and even provide a video tour of the car via FaceTime if you have an iPhone.


This 1995 E300D is a Mercedes classic with legendary style and bulletproof reliability. 1995 was the last year of the nine-year run for the W124 chassis in the U.S. market, making this vehicle the high-water mark for the refinement of the line. For many Mercedes diesel enthusiasts, this particular model, along with the W124s that preceded it, represent the perfect balance between the reliability of the old and refinement of the new.

CONDITION/PERFORMANCE

The vehicle is performing to high standards. Steering, handling, acceleration, braking, shifting, etc. are all performing well. It's really a joy to drive! 

The 606 engine is really very impressive. Plenty of power. . .great around town, but it really excels on the open road. Both the 606 engine and the 722 transmission have proved to be extremely reliable over the years (as I suspect you already know if you're reading this ad). I know of one individual with this car with over 400,000 miles and counting on the original transmission! Recent transmission fluid and filter service confirms that the transmission is in good condition. And while it's impossible to be certain, it's likely that many of the miles are highway miles. 

Tires are in excellent condition with lots of tread remaining; rear tires are BRAND NEW.

The exterior is in overall decent condition, though there are imperfections upon close inspection. Visual impact from 10-15 feet is quite good. I think the pics give an accurate representation.

The frame and the body are rust free with the exception of the beginnings of rust at the rear jack points (not visible with caps on, but this should probably be addressed at some point). And there are two small holes in the rear wheel wells that have been patched and had undercoat sprayed on. 

The front suspension was recently carefully inspected by my mechanic. He noted that it's been well attended to, with many parts replaced. The only item to be addressed is the right lower ball joint. While there is no movement, there is mild intermittent squeaking. It should probably be replaced in the not-too-distant future. 

The interior (seats, dash, trim, etc.) is in very nice condition. The one exception is the front part of the arm rest, which is worn away.

Automatic climate control works reasonably well. Heat is piping hot, variable fan speed works as designed, the blower motor does not squeak, and the AC is ice cold. However, there is a leak in the system (not diagnosed as of yet), so periodic recharging is required. Also, the air flow at the vents does not seem to be as strong as it should be, even after replacing the cabin filters.

There is one glow plug that is not working, but the car starts without any difficulty. There is a block heater, but I doubt that it would ever be needed (some like to warm the block on cold mornings. . .I've never bothered).

The original Becker audio system works great. And there is a CD changer mounted in the trunk. A cassette adapter works well for iPod, smart phone, etc...


MAINTENANCE

Recent maintenance includes:

Oil and filter (Mobil Delvac 1300 15w40)
Transmission fluid and filter
Coolant (Zerex G-05 and distilled water)
Air filter 
Power steering fluid and filter
Fuel filters
New rear tires
AC Recharge
Four-wheel alignment
Cleaned intake manifold
New catalytic converter (Magnaflow)
Replaced leaking resonator pipe with straight pipe
New expansion tank cap
New antenna seal
New throttle guide
New cabin filters
New hood star (really, what's the point of owning a Benz without a hood star?)

Registered in RI, safety inspection valid through May 2015.

NON-FUNCTIONAL ITEMS

The following items are not functioning as they should: (1) Left Rear Window (needs a new regulator. . .the motor works); (2) Sunroof; (3) Exterior Temperature Gauge. (4) Auxiliary Fans. The auxiliary fans are certainly not needed when the AC is not running or when running the AC on the highway. Even in stop and go traffic with the AC on, the temperature gauge says well within safe levels. But, on a very hot day climbing a steep grade with the AC on you would probably need the fans. Under most driving conditions, you can safely live without them. New fans can be purchased for as little as $68 each; there are two of them. 

REASON FOR SELLING

So why am I selling the car? What I like to do, in addition to the 91 300D and the 92 300D that I own, is to acquire and get acquainted with different Mercedes diesels now and again. I had always wanted to own a 95 E300D but never had the opportunity, so this became my latest "additional" car. I've enjoyed learning about it and working on it, and especially DRIVING it, but now it's time to pass it on to a more permanent owner so that I can search for my next car. I have no particular need to sell the car and am very glad to enjoy it until it does sell. 

CONCLUSION

The bottom line: this is a classic W124 diesel sedan, undoubtedly one of the best cars Mercedes ever made, in good condition for a fair reserve price. (FYI NADA is $4555, Kelly Blue Book is $4665).

I have attempted to provide a reasonably full description of the car, partly because I want prospective buyers to be as informed as possible, and partly because I despise Craigslist ads with no information. Feel free to call, text, or email with any questions. I will answer promptly and to the best of my ability.


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