This 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 5-Speed was originally sold in Germany with “Authorities Sales” noted as the order location per the datacard. In 1985 it was exported from Germany and registered in San Francisco where it remained with the same owner until being acquired by the selling dealer in August of 2022. Finished in Silver Blue Metallic (930) over a Blue Fabric (092) interior, power comes from a 3.0L 5-cylinder diesel paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Features include a painted mechanical sunroof, climate control with air conditioning, a Blaupunkt Hamburg radio, and power windows. Ten years of comprehensive service records are included with the car and shown in the gallery below with the most recent documented service consisting of a complete inspection, new fluids and filters, new rear axles, and an A/C service. This W123 shows 161k miles and is offered by the selling dealer with factory literature, the original tool roll, ten years of detailed records, and a clean California title.
The car is finished in Silver Blue Metallic (930) and features chrome-accented European-spec bumpers and trim, North-American glass headlamps, a mechanical sunroof, and an electrically adjustable passenger-side mirror. A third brake light has been previously added to the car mounted in the rear window and the body remains free from any corrosion. The seller reports the front fender bolts, hood bolts, door hinge bolts, and trunk lid hinge bolts to be completely undisturbed and original. Detailed photos of the exterior and exterior features can be seen in the gallery below.
Factory 14″ wheels wear paint-matched hubcaps in Silver Blue Metallic (930). New tires shown are Falkens measuring 195/70 at all four corners with 2021 date codes displayed. In September 2022 the car received new rear axles and new front brake pads with sensors. According to the accompanying service records, the front shocks and rear struts were replaced 7k miles ago along with new front upper control arm bushings. The original tool roll remains in it's protective plastic sleeve alongside a spare located in the trunk.
The cabin features seats upholstered in Blue Fabric (092) with matching blue door panels, carpets, and dashboard. Wood veneer spans the dashboard with textured black paneling around the window controls, shift knob, and auxiliary switch panel. Features are noted to be fully functional including air conditioning and heat, central vacuum locks, the integrated clock, a Blaupunkt Hamburg SQM 23 radio, all external lamps, all interior courtesy lamps, and all four power windows. The driver seat shows light wear in the center seat bottom with the factory pattern still visible.
Instrumentation includes a 105-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 seller notes the low fuel level indicator light does not illuminate. The six-digit odometer shows 161k miles.
The naturally aspirated 3.0-liter OM617.912 diesel inline-five was factory rated at 87 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque and sends power to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. The air conditioning has been converted to R134 and functions as intended. The most recent documented service in September 2022 included new rear axles, new front brake pads with sensors, new fuel sending unit, new engine mount, new transmission mount, and an oil & filter service along with a transmission and differential fluid flush. Notably, the clutch and pressure plate were replaced 26k miles ago. Ten years of comprehensive service records are included with the car and shown in the gallery below
This W123 shows 161k miles and is offered with factory literature, the original tool roll, ten years of detailed records, and a clean California title.
A video has been inlcuded by the seller showing various functions and features.
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