This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Turbo station wagon is finished in Light Ivory (623) over a Palomino (154) MB-Tex interior. Power is provided from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-five mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a sunroof, cruise control , air conditioning, and an upgraded aftermarket head unit. A service conducted in preparation for the sale included replacement of all new air, oil, and fuel filters, a valve adjustment, a replacement of the valve cover gasket as well as a new oil plan and oil pan gasket. This S123 wagon shows 232k miles and is offered with factory literature, partial service records, a recent Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title.
This 300TD is finished in Light Ivory (623) and features a manual sunroof, chrome roof rails, and a rear window wiper. The car has been previously repainted in its factory color and the Carfax indicates an accident to the passenger side in 1997. The car remained in the South for the majority of its life and is reportedly rust free with the exception of the vanity strip under the passenger headlamp.
14″ Bundt wheels have been refinished and are mounted with Fuzion Radial RB tires measuring 195/70 at each corner with 2014 date codes. The SLS is reportedly functional and appears leveled and even in the photos provided.
The interior is trimmed in Palomino MB-Tex (154) with Zebrano wood accents on the console and dash. Amenities include power windows, automatic climate control, cruise control, and a JVC aftermarket head unit. The seller reports that the air conditioning and cruise control functions are currently inoperable. The rear passenger window switch located in the center console is not currently functioning but the window is operable from the switch in the rear compartment.
The 3.0-liter OM617 turbodiesel inline-five produced 125 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque when new, and sent power to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Maintenance conducted in preparation for the sale included replacement of all new air, oil and fuel filters, a valve adjustment, a replacement of the valve cover gasket as well as a new oil plan and oil pan gasket.
The September 2021 Carfax report indicates one accident in 1997 and shows longterm Georgia registration as well two years in New York State. A walk-around video with the car idling as well as a driving video can be seen below.
The W/S123 Wagons have achieved a cult status that seems to truly transcend marques. Their incredibly stout build quality and legendary longevity are masked behind a friendly face that wins approving nods from nearly all perceptive passers-by. While many may chalk this adoration up to nostalgia - sourced of the mind’s eye from those of us who grew up riding in the back of these trusty tri-stars – the 300TDT wagon is more than just a party trick. These loveable long-haulers boast bank vault build quality, timeless styling and everyday economical usability with the OM617; provided you’re not in too much of a hurry, of course. These final-year examples are certainly the one to have and, with a bit of cosmetic attention, this is sure to be an appreciating (and appreciated) classic favorite to keep and use for years to come.
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