1977 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300D

Technical specifications of Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1977

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Item location: Auburn, Washington, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Trim: 300D
Year: 1977
Mileage: 116003
VIN: 12313012051304
Color: Brick Red
Engine size: 3.0-Liter inline 5 Cylinder Diesel
Number of cylinders: 5
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Power Windows
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description


Mercedes Benz
300D Sedan

VIN: 12313012051304

Here’s another great running & driving vintage Mercedes we’ve acquired recently for our Ebay buyers. This nice 300D sold new in sunny Southern California before arriving here in Seattle many years ago. It has spent the majority of its life driving our salt-free Pacific Northwest roads ever since. From the moment I first laid eyes on this clean sedan, it was obvious that respect and care have been given over the years. Reluctantly, the car was turned over to us by its long-term owner. I’ve got to tell you, having driven it virtually every day for the past two months, what a treat! Where else will you find this kind of luxury, vintage style, safety, mechanical reliability AND terrific (25+MPG) fuel economy wrapped up in one gorgeous ride? Please feel free to contact me with questions or to make an offer. My name is Mark and my direct phone number is 206/914-1173. You’re welcome and encouraged to make an appointment to inspect and drive this outstanding boulevard cruiser here at my Auburn warehouse.


Ever driven one of these cars with the uber-dependable 3.0-liter diesel engine? These W123 chassis Mercedes constructed during the late 70’s & 80’s have always been a favorite of mine are some of the last hand-built, truly high-quality Benz. Take a look at the photos and I am sure you’ll agree with me what a find this is. What you see is the result of a wash and vacuum only. It’s obviously been allowed to spend these many decades garaged because the overall exterior condition is superior. Climb over, under and throughout and I know you’ll come up smiling! Rust? Please, this Benz hates rust and you WON’T find a thing to worry about here. Yes, the Puget Sound area is famous for rain, but our winter roads are never salted. We only have one or two days of light snow each year. Everyone panics and stays home. Climb over, under and all around this car - I know you’ll come up smiling!!
Having personally owned many Mercedes over the years, I’ve developed a great appreciation for their style, mechanical reliability, and overall driving experience. I’m convinced you’ll be proud to own and drive it as well.


In total, this is a clean, well-cared-for, smoke-free Benz. I take pride in the vehicles I’m able to offer here on Ebay and feel that you should know as much about them as possible. Accordingly, here’s a list of the good and also any things needing attention: take seven or eight seconds to heat the glow plugs when starting cold and the peppy 3.0L inline five diesel engine fires right up every time!The automatic transmission shifts strongly and just as it should.The car idles, runs, and drives like a Mercedes is built to – immediate, strong oil pressure, good battery and charging system, no overheating and no brake pull to either side or alignment issues!I’ve now put on almost 500 miles over the last month including freeway cruising at 60 MPH for hours at a time.As with any vintage diesel, there’s an expected amount of exhaust, especially under (semi) rapid acceleration or during a long idle.

The brick red paint has been redone to the factory original color sometime in the last few years and is in excellent overall condition. There is no flaking clearcoat, scratches or rock chips. Though I’m not an expert, I’ve not found any evidence of accidents or body repair. Good chrome and exterior trim all around, too! The front fenders, doors, rear quarters, and floor pans all appear solid; in fact, the entire undercarriage is in good condition for a 43-year-old car! No other real body flaws to point out. The jack, spare and tire wrench are in the trunk as shown.

It’s pretty rare to come across one of these cars with the stock Becker “Europa” AM-FM radio still in place (much less actually working!). I listen to FM on it exclusively and have never needed the missing antennae for good reception.

All four factory wheels are straight and true. They’re wrapped with excellent 195/70R14 touring radials with at least 85-90% tread remaining. Take another good look at the interior pics. Hop in and feel comfortable sitting on these firm buckets for hours as the springs and Mercedes MB-Tex upholstery are in great overall shape! The rear bench hasn’t suffered the fate of most other vintage W123 models and has excellent original MB-Tex on both the base and back rest. The next caretaker will find the un-opened factory first aid kit still there in its package shelf case.

While the fan system blows warm & cool just fine, the A/C will need repair and upgrading as the idler pulley is gone and I have no way to test the compressor. Everything else under the hood appears stock and present. I’m assuming the odometer is reflecting true miles as both it and the speedo work perfectly. I can’t say the same for the dash clock though. There’s no evidence of any water leakage on the headliner and you can see from the photos how nice the factory carpets are. About the only other flaw to point to is the driver’s front window is sticky and doesn’t always want to open. All the others work great!

I’m always very happy to work with any shipper you choose, but you’re also welcome to do what many of my previous buyers from as far away as Alaska, Arizona, the Midwest, Canada, Florida, New York and even the Mexican Baja have done – fly in here to Seattle (We’ll pick you up at Sea-Tac International just a few miles away) and then start a spring road trip home the same day! I wouldn’t hesitate to drive cross-country in this car! As a respected Ebay seller with many satisfied online buyers, I want you to bid with confidence knowing that this Benz runs and drives well AND that it is being properly represented to you! Please don’t be upset if I miss a minor flaw or some small issue comes up on the car as NO used vehicle is perfect.

Please check the photos over closely and call me with any questions BEFORE you place a bid! You’re encouraged to stop by, inspect the car at my Auburn, WA warehouse and take it for a test drive. As always, it is being sold “as-is, where-is” with a clean, free & clear Washington State title. Because of the amount of money involved with a vehicle purchase, I reserve the right to cancel your bid if you have any negative feedback. I also ask that potential bidders with a feedback rating of five or fewer transactions on Ebay contact me before placing their bid. Please feel free to contact me directly thru eBay’s system or, as outlined above, call me at 206/914-1173 anytime. My name is MARK.

A Few Additional Terms and Conditions:

The entire purchase price is due by cash (in-person only), a wire transfer or other certified funds within seven days of the auction closing. I can accept credit/debit cards but will need to first send an invoice from our card processor and ask that the 3.25% fee charged by them be added. Please remember you are bidding to buy, and I fully expect the winning bidder to fulfill their Ebay contract! You’re not bidding to hold or then come inspect and test-drive the vehicle later -- You’re more than welcome to do this before the auction ends.

If you do decide to have the Mercedes shipped home, there are numerous vehicle transportcompanies to choose from. While delivery and the company chosen are the responsibility of the BUYER, I ship vehicles regularly and have access to the nationwide Central Dispatch system. I can check to see what typical delivery costs have been to your area recently and we can then post a transport offer for the car at a fair price. Usually, a shipper is lined up within just a few days. You’ll pay the transporter COD when they arrive with the vehicle. No upfront deposit or other hassles.

TheBenz can be stored free of charge at my location for up to two weeks after the auction ends assuming full payment has been received. After that period storage is $20 per day.

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