This 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbodiesel was originally sold in Missouri in 1982 and by 1986 showed 41k miles on the odometer. The next reported odometer reading was registered in 2002 at 318k and by the time the selling dealer acquired the car in 2022 the odometer reads 427k original miles. Finished in Champagne Metallic (473) over a Palomino MB-Tex (134) interior, power comes from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-five paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include a painted mechanical sliding sunroof, automatic climate control, an original head unit, power windows, locks, and power antenna, and functioning SLS. In 2001 the engine and transmission were replaced and recent maintenance includes a Dieselmeken injection pump, new accumulators in 2022, new brakes including hoses, and a fresh oil change. This S123 shows 427k miles and is offered with factory literature, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title.
The car is finished in Champagne Metallic (473) and features chrome-accented domestic-spec bumpers and trim, glass headlamps, a painted mechanical sliding sunroof, and an electrically adjustable radio antenna. The trim, bumpers, and door handles are reportedly original to the car along with brightwork shown in the photos. The wagon received a repaint under previous ownership and shows good clear coat. Multiple rust spots can be seen bubbling through under the rear passenger and front driver’s doors. Detailed photos of the exterior are viewable in the gallery.
Factory Bundt 14″ alloy wheels powder coated in gold are equipped and wear Michelin Defender tires measuring 195/70 on all four corners with 2017 date codes. Braking is handled by rotors on all four corners.
The cabin features seats upholstered in Palomino MB-Tex (134) with matching beige door panels, carpets, head liner, and lower dashboard. Calico Cocomats have been installed for the front and rear footwells and the front seats display wool seat covers in Beige. The steering wheel and upper dashboard are trimmed in Black along with the shift knob and center console trim. Zebrano wood trim accents the dashboard and center console with fading shown and cracks visible along multiple panels. Equipment includes automatic climate control with R134 converted air conditioning, power windows, an original Becker head unit, and an aftermarket boost gauge mounted under the dashboard. The seller notes the AC will need recharged. The interior shows regular wear including discoloration and stains in carpets, cracks in the armrest, and cracks in the dashboard. The seats are reportedly in good condition with no cracks.
Instrumentation includes a 125-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and an analog clock. Additional auxiliary gauges include coolant temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level which all function properly. The six-digit odometer shows just under 427k miles.
The 3.0-liter OM617 turbo-diesel inline-five features a single Garrett turbocharger and Bosch fuel injection from the factory. Power was factory rated at 123 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque and is sent to the rear wheels via a 722.3 four-speed automatic transmission. In 2001 the engine and transmission were replaced and recent maintenance includes a Dieselmeken injection pump, new accumulators in 2022, new brakes including hoses, and a fresh oil change. The previous owner stated current horsepower is now estimated to be over 200hp. Documentation showing regular maintenance will be included in the sale along with the original injection pump. Additional underbody photos can be seen in the gallery below.
This S123 shows 427k miles and is offered with factory literature, two keys, a clean Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title.
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