1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series *NO RESERVE!*Turbodiesel Wagon*

  • Location: Carmel, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: *NO RESERVE*300TDT*
  • Type: Wagon
  • Trim: *NO RESERVE!*Turbodiesel Wagon*
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 261256
  • VIN: WDBAB93C4FF039686
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 5-Cylinder OM617 Turbo Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 5
  • Power options: Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series *NO RESERVE!*Turbodiesel Wagon* Description

1985 Mercedes-Benz

300TD Wagon

Exceptionally rare and highly sought after 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Wagon.This W123 Turbodiesel Wagon combines the bulletproof reliability of the OM617 iron head engine with a powerful turbocharger. Only Mercedes diesels produced in 1981 to 1985 offered this extremely robust combination of reliability and performance. 1985 represents the final year of production for this iconic Mercedes, and these are arguably the most desirable of the W123 Turbodiesels. Only in 1985 did W123 wagons receive a much taller rear axle ratio to boost economy along with a higher torque converter stall speed to help the turbocharger boost more rapidly. Both of these additions created a greatly improved driving experience over the versions of previous years.

This wagon has always been very well maintained, and starts immediately with the turn of the key without any hesitation, shaking or smoke. Recent service includes a fresh oil change and filter replacement, new primary and secondary fuel filters, and new glow plugs.The 3.0L Inline 5 cylinder Turbodiesel engine produces excellent power,and shifts are precise and timely. The steering is tight and the brakes are firm.

All options on this wagonwork aside from the rear passenger power window and rear window wiper. The shocks in the rear are showing age, but the front suspension feels very solid. The air conditioning system has been converted to R134a and the climate control functions properly.

The anthracite grey paint shines beautifully together with the polished chrome accents, which looks great against the palomino interior. Thiswagon has spent the vast majority of its life garaged in California, and it shows. There is no rust or corrosion anywhere on the body including the underside, the wheel wells and the door jams. All of the original undercoating is still intact and nicely preserved.

This wagon smells clean on the inside and there are no leaks, including the sunroof. Original manuals and maintenance booklet included. This Turbodiesel wagon is turn-key ready, extremely safe and reliable and an absolute blast from the past to drive!

Although in very good condition overall, this is a vintage car and will naturally show signs of use and age. Please refer to the more than 100 high resolution pictures that I have of the car below. A walk-around video of the wagon can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ZGZY6r9zuvU

This very rare and extremely well-maintained Mercedes-Benz W123 Turbodiesel Wagon represents an exceptional investment;because of its general scarcity and desirability, experts agree that these W123 Turbodiesel Wagons are sure to significantly appreciate in value in the coming years.

This car is being sold AS IS with no warranty of any kind stated or implied. This is a vintage/historical vehicle and is not new; as such, there will be mechanical and cosmetic areas that reflect this fact. Only bid on this auction if you are serious about owning this vehicle and will follow through on the terms and conditions stated herein. Test drives and in-person inspections are welcomed and encouraged, but must completed prior to the end of the auction. Please ask any and all questions that you have beforeplacing a bid.This is a No Reserveauction meaning that the car will sell to the highest bidder. However, I am open to all reasonable offers prior to the close of the auction so it is suggested not to wait before placing a bid. A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is due at the close of the auction through PayPal and must be received no later than 24 hours after the auction’s end. The remaining balance is due within three (3) business days without exception via bank wire, or bank check. I am happy to help organize professional transport of the car to you following the sale. Thank you and good luck!