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NO RESERVE – 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

NO RESERVE 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo is finished in Astral Silver Metallic (735U) with a blue roof.  Hinting at elegance, he roof was updated to match the blue MB-Tex interior in September 2020, soon after the Montreal-based seller acquired it in June 2020.  This is a US market car built in October 1984, having been delivered to the original owner in Flushing, New York.  It was imported to Canada in 2009.  It is offered at No Reserve in Montreal.

CCC Vital Info

Lot – 002
Seller – alexbert
Seller location – Montréal, QC H2B
VIN – WDBAB33C9FA212368
Odometer – 166,000 miles; TMU – True mileage unknown
Engine Info – 3.0L inline five-cylinder diesel
Transmission Info – 4-speed automatic
Exterior Colour –  Astral Silver Metallic (735U)
Interior Colour – Blue
Other features – Extensive recent maintenance, functional A/C, Wood interior appointments, Power group, Cruise control
Category – European
Model page
Carfax Carfax report included in the gallery, images 137 – 142

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This Benz is powered by a 3.0 litre straight five-cylinder diesel engine.  The powerplant is mated to a four-speed automatic which drives the rear wheels.  The odometer reads 166,000 miles, though it must be noted that the Carfax included in the listing indicates a mileage inconsistency.  In our experience, this becomes common when Canadian entries are made on a US market car because the odometer is in miles.  In this case, there is an entry of over 400,000 km, a number that would translate to miles at a nominal figure for km between the previous and following entries.  While an error is plausible, we are treating it as TMU – True Mileage Unknown – because of this.

 

 

This Benz is powered by a 3.0 litre straight five-cylinder diesel engine.  The powerplant is mated to a four-speed automatic which drives the rear wheels.  The odometer reads 166,000 miles, though it must be noted that the Carfax included in the listing indicates a mileage inconsistency.  In our experience, this becomes common when Canadian entries are made on a US market car because the odometer is in miles.  In this case, there is an entry of over 400,000 km, a number that would translate to miles at a nominal figure for km between the previous and following entries.  While an error is plausible, we are treating it as TMU – True Mileage Unknown – because of this.

 

 

The blue roof is the largest departure from stock.  The seller has metered the paint thickness.  Beyond the roof, the silver surfaces appear at stock or near-stock thickness.  Photos of the metering process are included in the gallery.  Other notable features on the exterior are chrome bumpers, Hella headlights, power sunroof and the power antenna which was rebuilt during the seller’s custodianship.

 

The car is otherwise largely stock in appearance, featuring Bundt 14” wheels, ubiquitous for W123 sedans and other Benzes of the era, skinned with a combination of Toyo Touring and Goodyear Allegra rubber in the factory-spec size of 195/75R14.  Tire condition is well documented by photos.  Other examples of period accoutrements are North American headlight housings with incorporated fog lights and ridged taillights.  The ridges’ function is to keep a portion of lenses visible when surfaces are obscured by debris.

 

Inside, the car presents well – free of serious scratches, marks or discolouration in the blue MB-Tex, plastics and carpet.  Cracking can be seen in the console wood veneer and dash, please refer to the photos.  Instrumentation beyond the period four-spoke three-star badged steering wheel consists of a central 125 mph VDO speedometer, with odometer and trip odometer, flanked by a combo of fuel, oil pressure and temperature gauges to the left and a tachometer on the right, with analog clock incorporated within.  Other features inside include a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM cassette player, cruise, power antenna control, rear defrost and HVAC controls including a/c.  All four power window switches are centrally mounted and arm rests for both front and rear passengers are in place.

 

Out back, there is a full-sized spare mounted on a fifth Bundt wheel in the trunk.  There is also found a first aid kit and a jack.

 

 

The engine bay presents well for a 35-year-old example.  Signs of use abound but there are no signs of serious decay.  An Interstate battery is installed.  Underneath, there is some surface rust but none is visible beyond that, please have a look at the gallery. 

 

Seller reports extensive repairs and maintenance during his ownership tenure.  Over the past year, this includes the following:

  • Valve adjustment
  • Replacement of engine and transmission mounts
  • Replacement of shifter bushings
  • Cruise control actuator and amplifier rebuild
  • Replacement of muffler and tailpipe
  • Rebuild of brake rear calipers
  • Replacement of all brake pads
  • Replacement of front bearings and shocks
  • Replacement of steering damper
  • Replacement of thermostat
  • Radiator flushed and cleaned
  • Service window regulators
  • New shift knob
  • Air conditioner relay rebuild
  • Air conditioner compressor, receiver drier, and expansion valve replaced
  • Conversion to use R134a refrigerant in air conditioner
  • Replacement of hood pad and cable
  • Replacement of rubber seals in roof
  • Installation of an Interstate brand absorbed glass mat battery
  • New front speakers.

Work is listed on a document prepared by the seller and found in the gallery, some in French and some in English.  The Carfax notes the described mileage inconsistency, pre-2009 history in New York/Canada since and no collisions or damage.

NO RESERVE – 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo Diesel

Winning Bid: $6,300

Item condition: Used

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By bidding, I agree to CCC terms including immediate payment of buyer premium for auction winners.  All bids and buyer premiums in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: miked99

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
miked99 June 16, 2021 4:13 pm $6,300
autobahn June 16, 2021 4:11 pm $3,999
miked99 June 16, 2021 4:05 pm $3,500
autobahn June 16, 2021 4:01 pm $2,999
miked99 June 16, 2021 3:50 pm $2,500
autobahn June 16, 2021 2:54 pm $1,999
miked99 June 16, 2021 2:52 pm $1,500
md June 16, 2021 2:43 pm $1,200
Scott Moore June 16, 2021 11:05 am $1,100
md June 14, 2021 3:12 pm $200
island9 June 14, 2021 1:52 am $100
Auction started June 10, 2021 12:33 am

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AlexBert

Road Trip Ready!!!!!!! Yeah! Who needs some great Vacations to celebrate the end of that crazy Year? Out of the tunnel Celebration, PARTY! Wherever You Are: You Book a Flight, I’ll pitch You the Keys, and You Do the Amazing RoadTrip You’ve Always dreamed of, RoadTrip of a LifeTime…. 4-5 people UtMost comfort, riding slowly going Back Home.

THIS…. W123 300D Turbo has the Most comfortable seats in the industry. BankVault / Saloon on Wheels. Don’t Drop the Ball this time! Bid, And Bid to have the Coolest Rig on the planet for the RoadTrip of a Life Time. Cheers!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, Time in to Start Your engines……

AlexBert

Welcome to my First Lot here on collectorcarcanada collectorcarcanada (CCC) Everybody! I am the Owner of this brilliant and iconic W123 300D TURBO DIESEL 1985, Last Full Year of Production of this Historical FlagShip of the Brand. Era when Engineers ruled, not finance department, like today!

This Particular specimen received 6000$ Worth of Services and Care, to Bring it back to Stellar condition. Excellent Bones. Stellar Engine. Everything Works as it should. You name it! it Works!!

(A/C, Original Becker GrandPrix Radio, Antenna, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Battery, Valves Adjusted). Ready to Go For the Next Milestone. 500000 kms, 1M and More….

Cold Start, Blow-By Test, Driving Video, It’s All there.

To wrap Up First Comment:

1. Are You Ready to Grab ALL the THUMBS on Your Way?
2. Are You Ready to Act as the DICTATOR ?!
3. Are You Ready to have the Perfect Partner in your life, Reliable and Sturdy, Strong and All that?

From a Trip to HomeDepot, or to the Fanciest Restaurant in Town: She will Accomplish All possible mission on your list, with great mastery, brilliantly!).

Bid, and Bid a Lot!!

Any Question: Feel free to Ask. It will Be a GR8 Pleasure.

Last edited 4 months ago by AlexBert