This 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D is finished in Maple Yellow (606) over Tobacco MB-Tex (103) and shows 102k miles with fully documented service history from new. Power is provided by a 3.0-liter five-cylinder diesel engine linked to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Features include power windows, heat insulating glass, central locking, automatic climate control, cruise control, Coco floor mats and a Becker radio. Recent maintenance consists of an engine oil change, a full fluid flush, an injector rebuild, a new fuel prime pump and an R134 conversion. This 300D is now offered for sale by the current owner with the original manufacturer’s literature and a clean Michigan title.
The body is finished in Maple Yellow (606) and features chrome trim lining the beltline, bumpers, windows and mirror covers. Exterior equipment includes an automatic antenna, front fog lamps, heat-insulating glass and a heated rear window. The seller reports that the rear window seal was recently replaced. The paint is believed to be original with paint meter readings provided by the seller in the photo gallery. Minor dings and paint imperfections have also been documented.
The 14” steel wheels wear polished chrome hub-caps with paint matched centers and come fitted with a set of Champiro 75 tires which show 2012 date codes. Braking is handled by dual-circuit power-assisted discs on all four corners. Maintenance performed by the seller included a fluid flush of the braking system.
The cabin is upholstered in Tobacco MB-Tex (103) while Zebrano wood trim lines the center console and dash. The wood trim appears in good condition with no signs of cracking. Interior appointments include automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows, central locking, a Becker Europa radio and a set of brown Coco floor mats. The seller reports that the AC was converted to R134.
The four-spoke steering wheel fronts VDO instrumentation consisting of a 110-mph speedometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The six-digit odometer currently shows 102k miles from new.
This W123 is powered by a 3.0-liter five-cylinder diesel engine which produces 77 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Additional maintenance items include an engine oil and oil filter change, new air filters, a new fuel filter, a new fuel prime pump, a coolant and power steering flush and an injector rebuild. Service history from new is included along with the original stamped service booklet.
The car was delivered new in March 1979 and was purchased by the seller in 2022 from the original owner’s daughter. This 300D is now offered for sale by the current owner in Troy, Michigan with the original manufacturer’s literature and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name.
A driving video has been provided by the seller below.
Some things were built to last. The W123 is most certainly one of those things. Often referred to as the “million-mile Mercedes,” these cars have legendary reliability and longevity thanks to their OM617 diesel engines. It’s not uncommon to see these cars available with 500k+ miles on the regular which is a testament to how great these cars really are. With only 102k miles on the odometer, this W123 has hundreds of thousands of miles left ahead of it and probably just as many years left. There's a good chance these cars will outlast us all so those in search of the forever car should welcome this Classic White W123 with open arms.
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