The body wears Maple Yellow (606) paint which underwent a thorough compound, polish and AMMO reflex sealant this month. Photos and video of the detail progress are viewable in the gallery below. Features include chrome beltline trim, chrome and rubber US-spec bumpers, power sunroof, fog lights, and chrome mirror caps. Photos in the gallery detail a dent/scrape along the right side of the roof and sunroof area which has been recently remediated. The scrape does not impact sunroof operation. All bright work and plastic trim around the car remains in very good condition and exterior imperfections have been highlighted with specificity in the gallery.
Original 14” bundt wheels present in good condition with wear visible on the wheel caps. They are mounted with a brand-new set of custom-made Diamondback Classic radial whitewall tires which were manufactured specifically for use on this particular 300CD. The tires measure 195/70 and show 2021 date codes on all four corners. Detailed photos of the underbody, wheel wells and suspension components with the wheels removed are viewable below and show a remarkably clean and rust-free undercarriage throughout. The front springs appear to have been recently replaced and are viewable in the photos below.
Palomino MB-Tex adorns manually-adjustable seats with a black upper dash and steering wheel. The burl wood trim presents very well with a high shine and no major cracks. Small areas of delamination are evident near the window switches and are highlighted in the gallery. The seller states that the A/C is currently inoperable. The driver’s side window switch bezel is cracked but all power windows are in working condition and the central locking system performs as intended. The electric sunroof operates as designed.
The bulk of the interior, including the rear seats, was removed for thorough cleaning during the extensive detail. During that time the floors, rear firewall, and other interior sheet metal were inspected and reportedly present as rust-free and extremely solid. A set of Coco-mats are installed and will accompany the sale and a small seam-split is visible next to the driver’s seat backrest adjustment wheel. The top of the rear seatback is faded but will be restored by Fibrenew interior restoration services prior to pickup of the vehicle by the new owner.
The 6-digit odometer shows 101,817 miles. The gauge cluster consists of a 115-mph speedometer and an analog clock along with gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level.
The 3.0L OM617 diesel inline-five is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission which reportedly runs strong and shifts smoothly through all gears. Driving footage is viewable in the video below. The hood insulation pad is in good condition and the engine bay is extremely clean. No leaks or drips are reportedly present.
Option codes on the underhood build plate indicate the following equipment:
Additional underbody photos along with a very detailed video from AMMO NYC have been provided below.
Mercedes-Benz hit the nail on the head with the W123. Available as a sedan, wagon, and coupe, the W123 chassis was built like a tank and every automobile enthusiast knows the legendary reliability and build quality of these cars. The W123 was approachable, inviting, and gorgeous from all angles. The engineering of these cars was a notable accomplishment and when the car was first released, waiting lists stretched to over a year long. While it’s not uncommon to still see these cars still roaming the Earth today, it is quite rare to find one in this condition. Low mileage with a healthy OM617 and smooth-shifting transmission… that’s a tall order. Add to that equation a multi-thousand dollar detail by the world's best (and best known) automotive detailer, and you're staring at a real winner. If you’re looking for a superbly-engineered pillarless coupe built for supreme safety and longevity, in the cleanest condition imaginieable, (or you just want to be featured in the next AMMO NYC video) then this is the one!
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