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1985 Mercedes 380se Or 380 Se W126 Body Very Original 62000 Miles Beautiful on 2040-cars

US $10,200.00
Year:1985 Mileage:62356 Color: Paint is a little
Location:

Temecula, California, United States

Temecula, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:3.8 litre
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: wdbca32c2fa150115 Year: 1985
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: S-Class
Trim: base
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Drive Type: rear wheel
Mileage: 62,356
Sub Model: se
Number of Doors: 4
Number of Cylinders: 8
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. ... 

For bid is my beautiful Mercedes Benz 308se

Vehicle has 62,000 original miles. All miles have been documented. Vehicle was bought and currently resides in southern California. Very original condition and absolutely no rust anywhere! I believe I'm the 4th owner. The Vehicle went from original owner, to god daughter, to god daughter's daughter, to me. 
Clear title in my name and just passed California smog test!

Car is equipped with 4 speed auto trans
Has double timing chain (see photo)
Power Sunroof
Digital outside temp. guage 
Clock
Chrome plated Mercedes wheels
Air Conditioning (still has r12 in it)
Becker Audio system
Power antennae that still works
Cruise Control
Leather Seats
Power Windows
Power Locks
5 way Power Seats (Driver and passenger side)
Power headrests
Original Safety Kit in rear deck
All three Original keys

The car runs great, shifts great, steers great, doesn't leak any fluids, automatic climate control works great. Absolutely everything works in the car. The chrome and brightwork are beautiful, interior is about a 9 out of 10.

This is a great example of an unrestored W126 Mercedes with the 3.8 liter 8 cylinder engine. Since I've owned the car I've replaced the idle air control computer and recharged the AC system with r12 and put valve cover gaskets on it. That's it! I have a pile of paperwork and documentation on this car, even the ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER!

Being 28 years old, the car is very nice but not perfect. There are a few flaws however, and I'll list them here:
Interior
The wood trim on the glovebox is separating ($50 to fix) and the gear shift center console wood has a few cracks in the lacquer.
The vinyl covering for the front seat belt "B" pillar is starting to separate
A few minor stains in the carpet and there is some sun bleaching in the carpet

Exterior:
Paint is a little faded but shines up nicely--no heavy oxidization!
Looks like part of the rear quarter panel was repainted some time ago (But there are no accidents listed on the carcheck)
The trunk lid has a scratch in it.
I've been debating on having the car professionally polished--I may do it.
There are a few door dings (about 7 in total from what I can see) as they are very small.

This has been a great car for me, but I drive 100 miles everyday for graduate school and want something better on gas. 
Please email me for any questions or additional photos. Typical book values for this car are in the 8-14K range so please bid in earnest!

Car is in Temecula CA--Hot and Dry!
I hate to do it, but I require a $500 deposit within 24 hours of auction end. If something doesn't work out, I'll refund $300. I just need to cover ebay fees!
Also, I may do a partial trade for gold, silver, or old coins. Contact me and we can work out pricing!

Shipping is up to buyer, but I'll help in any way I can!
Have fun!

 

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