1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD -
3.0L TurboDiesel w/4Speed Automatic - One Family Owned since new - Original Window Sticker - Very well documented - Metal Data Tag -
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A 300TD is not necessarily a rare car to find, but one in the condition that this handsome example is in is a rarity. One family owned with documentation including the original window sticker, and the Mercedes Benz data tag are also difficult attributes to find with this vintage of Benz.
The original window sticker boasts that a Mercedes Benz is "Engineered Like No Other Car in the World." That is something that we can agree with, as Mercedes Benz is so often on the forefront of new technology and safety features. The window sticker also tells us that the car was originally sold by Wood Imports Inc, of Detroit, Michigan on 12/3/1983 for $32,140.00. In addition to spending time in Michigan, the car spent time in Southeast Florida, just North of Fort Lauderdale, which probably contributes to the great condition the car is in. This classic Benz has been family owned since new, and along with the window sticker includes a folder of documentation and the metal data tag. This 300TD was very well cared for over the years - lots of maintenance records for both regular maintenance, and small detail repairs/replacements that many other people may not even bother to fix.
The car is finished in Silver Blue Metallic over blue interior. Exterior condition is very good, especially for a Benz of this vintage. Paint, moldings, trim, badges, and lights are all in awesome condition - this car was definitely garage kept over the years. The same is true for the interior, it shows very well for its age. There are a few small cracks on the top of the dashboard which is very common in the W123 Mercedes generation. Despite the small cracks in the dashboard, the rest of the interior is in amazing condition even in places that are known to show issues on these cars. The seat bolsters show very little wear, the wood veneer is in great condition, and all four door panels are in great condition. The interior of this Benz is a great place to be.
Under the hood is a 3.0 Liter Inline-5 cylinder turbo diesel engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The turbo diesel Benzes of this generation were not known for being particularly fast, but comfort, reliability, and good looks helped make them popular. The 3.0L turbodiesel (OM617A) in this car is known as an extremely reliable engine, with many vehicles clocking over hundreds of thousands of miles before an engine rebuild is necessary. Power is transmitted to the ground through 15" "Bundt Pan" wheels, which were one of the lightweight wheels that Mercedes Benz offered on their cars at the time. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.