mercedes-benz 300D Manual Transmission

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1980

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1980
Mileage: 999,999
VIN: WDB12313010227834
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 3.0 Non-Turbo
Number of cylinders: 5
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Burgundy
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

If you have ever wanted to own a Mercedes 300D with a manual transmission, here is your chance. They are hard to come by in the US.
It's a 1980 non-turbo 300D. The car runs pretty well, but it has been about 5 years since it was my daily driver. Most of the time now she just sits in front of our house looking pretty. The odometer reads 197,000 which is the exact same as it had on the day I bought it (read that as the odometer doesn't work, so I have no clue how many miles are on it.)
I have tried to show in the pictures that the car is not in pristine condition. The paint is chipping and fading in places, the dash is cracked, and the interior looks like its about 40 years old (which it is). The windshield has a crack running straight up the middle and will need to be replaced. And there is some rust in the rear wheel wells in front of the trunk.
The engine runs and will get you up to highway speeds in about 30 seconds, but it has not been serviced aside from oil changes in a few years. If you want to buy this car, I would expect that a mechanic would find a few things to do on it. I do know that the belts need to be tightened, and the glow plugs sometimes require you to turn the headlights on and off before they glow (someone please explain that one to me).
It is manual everything manual transmission, manual windows, and manual door locks. (It does have power steering though which is a big plus.) But no air conditioning (so at least you don't have to worry about it going out).
Irene (as the Mercedes is known) has been a fixture in our neighborhood for a few years now and people regularly stop by to take photos (of the car, with the car, posing by the car, and occasionally even on the car). So, it's always entertaining to have someone tell me that the car has popped up on their IG feed randomly.
If after having read this you're still interested. Please make a bid or ask me a question (I want you to walk into this with your eyes wide open). She's yours for the taking. Come and get her.

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