This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL is finished in Pajett Red Metallic (587) over Red Leather (277) and is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes power adjustable front seats with memory, a power tilt/slide sunroof, a power adjustable steering column, automatic climate control and cruise control. Recent maintenance consists of an engine oil and oil filter change, a new fuel filter, a reupholstered driver seat and a new set of tires. This 300SDL shows 153k miles and is now being offered by the current owner in Marietta, Georgia with the original tool kit, a spare tire, a clean Carfax report and a clean Georgia title.
The exterior is finished in Pajett Red Metallic (587) and features contrasting lower body cladding and a chrome grille. Exterior features include a power tilt/slide sunroof, heated side mirrors with a power adjustable passenger side, an electrically heated rear window and headlamp wiper/washers. The lower body cladding shows signs of fading clear coat and the seller notes that the sticker on the trunk has been removed. No signs of rust are present on the body.
Fitted are 15” Gullideckel wheels which come wrapped in a set of Sceptor 4XS all-season tires measuring 215/70 on all four corners. The seller recently purchased the tires within the past 50 miles. The finish on the wheels is beginning to show signs of discoloration.
The cabin comes upholstered in Red Leather (277) and features Zebrano wood trim lining the center console, dashboard and door panels. Cracking in the wood trim is visible on the center console. Interior features include power adjustable front seats with memory, a power adjustable steering column, automatic climate control, cruise control and an aftermarket Kenwood head unit. The driver seat was recently reupholstered, and the seller notes that the dash lights do not come on and the front passenger side window is not functional.
The four-spoke steering wheel fronts a 140-mph speedometer along with a 6k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature and oil pressure. A row of warning lights is placed below with a digital outside temperature sensor mounted in the middle. The six-digit odometer reads 153k miles, true mileage is unknown. The seller states that the odometer stopped working under his ownership and has since added 2k miles.
This W126 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine which is factory rated at 148 horsepower and 201 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance includes an engine oil and filter change as well as a new fuel filter.
The Carfax report shows Georgia registration which was first reported in 1998 and shows no accidents or damage reports. This 300SDL is now offered with the original tool kit, a spare tire, a clean Carfax report and a clean Georgia title.
Videos demonstrating a cold start and driving have been included by the seller.
In 1978, Mercedes-Benz offered the W116 300SD which became the first turbocharged diesel car available in the United States. Mercedes would later follow that up with the W126 300SDL which used the newer six-cylinder OM603 engine which produced up to 200 lb-ft of torque. Paired with classic styling and the ever-lasting build quality of the W126, the 300SDL still provides a great option for those looking to purchase a classic Mercedes worthy of daily duty. This example comes finished in Pajett Red Metallic over an exceptionally 80’s red interior with modern features such as a power sunroof and power front seats with memory. These cars still offer great value for money and this example should provide many more years of Mercedes diesel motoring.
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