1982 Mercedes 300D Turbo Diesel – Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 four-door executive car in January, 1976 to replace the W115. The overall dimensions and wheelbase were lengthened and styling was updated to a less angular more contemporary look. The new look included round head lights with inboard fog lamps in all models except the 280 and 280E which had large rectangular headlights. Later the European models were all changed to the rectangular headlights. North American models retained the round complement. The W115 engines were carried over to the new models, with the 3 liter 5-cylinder diesel model being renamed from “240D 3.0” to “300D” in the European markets to match North American markets ( in the North American markets the 240 designated the 2.4L 4 cylinder version). The new models proved to be the most popular series to date. Demand for the W123 was so great, back orders and waiting lists of over a year were common and used cars sold at a premium over the new car list price. The turbo charged 5 cylinder engine was introduced in September 1979 in the 300TD Turbo diesel wagon. The turbocharged 5-cylinder 3 liter diesel engine (Type OM617) was offered with automatic transmission only and limited to the 300TD in most markets. The North American markets were given Turbo models in the 4-door and coupe models as well, possibly as a response to the competition from higher powered American cars.
It is widely know that the Mercedes diesels can driven for hundreds of thousands of miles when they are well maintained. The best way to ensure that a vehicle has been well serviced is to purchase a it from the original owner who kept kept complete service records. This 300D is just one such vehicle. Everything from the Original Window Sticker, Warranty Card, Mercedes Maintenance Log, and a large file of Service Records accompany this sale. All Maintenance is up-to-date and the Mercedes battery is less than a year old. A complete list of features and options include; 3.0L 5 Cyl Turbo Diesel (83hp), Auto, RWD, A/C,Chrome Grill, Cruise Control, Cloth Floormats, Fog Lights, Power Steering & Brakes, Power Moonroof, Power Windows, Rear Window Defrost, Original Becker Europa AM/FM/Cassette, Window Tint, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, 14″ Alloy Wheels, and Thick Michelin Tires! While we are aware that the experts at CPI and Hagerty value this 300D between $9,900 and $12,900, we are offering this example for only $7,900. This is to allow the new owner room to address some minor cosmetic imperfections that have occurred over the last 37 years. These items include 4-5 minor dings, light damage on the lower left rear door, and all 4 rims could stand to be refinished. If you are looking for a luxurious ride that’s as durable as a tank, this Mercedes 300D is the right choice for you.