1979 Mercedes Benz W123 300TD Wagon

For sale: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Technical specifications

Item location:
Battle Ground, Washington, United States
4 door
Engine size:
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
4 speed Automatic
Drive type:
Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color:
Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Vehicle Title:
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Sadly, but I know she'll go to a good home,) we are selling our 'Ellie'. A 1979 300td. (Did you know John Lennon owned one? He did! This is not it. How cool would that have been! lol) We got the car to be our son's first car, nd to be a long distance travel car. This car, y the way, s a great first car for a new driver! You cannot race it! it is a tank! And, t is reliable! She soon became our regular dependable, ith a great carbon footprint. Now, ith Kids moving out, eeding the money, nd not needing anything so big, e decided to sell her. She came up to Portland with the original owner from San Diego in 2001, nd she has all her manuals. The original owner took her to a local Mercedes repair shop Omega Motors, nd I kept her going to the same place. I do not have many paper receipts, ut the owner of Omega motors knows her well, nd has all the info on her. Since I have owned her, he front suspension was replaced, he loadlevelingsuspension was repaired, he A/C was converted to R-134, nd blows nice and cold; slow to get going for the old girl, ut nice and cold. She had regular oil and Filter changes, nd recently had all new glow plugs installed. The Central locking fully works, ut the key does not work in the rear hatch. (if you lock / unlock the driver's door, ll doors lock / unlock properly.) The rear wiper and washer work, ll power windows work. The sunroof opens and closes well, nd the rear tail gate needs no stick! (kinda common for these wagons) A few months ago I had new front brakes, otors and wheel bearings installed. Now for the bad, here really is not a lot bad. Mostly cosmetic. The black paint is fading in places, as a little surface rust, ut still looks good. The trim around the doors have dried and shrunk, ut you can still buy the trim from Mercedes, r an independent Mercedes interior supplier online. The driver's door mirror cover is coming off (see pictures), nd I have a new one which I will include. I did not replace it because I was waiting to repair the door trim. The Pillars behind the front seats are fading and do not look their best. I bought two replacements, which I will include) but they need to be dyed. Palomino is not the same color as Bamboo. The seats are great, he carpet is great, xcept for wear in the back hatch carpet. The power antenna does not go down. It used to go up and down, ust not fully. So I asked Google, nd found out how to take it apart. Well, he antenna motor hums, ut the antenna does not go down. I live in the country and this 4th of July weekend, llie was the victim of a musket ball to the windshield. (see pictures by the passenger wiper) I do not know which neighbor shoots muskets, ut I have the ball, nd the windshield to show it was one of my neighbors. The cruise control will accelerate with the controls, ut does not hold speed.I am most certainly not a trained Mercedes mechanic, ut I would easily drive this car across the country, nd have been very happy with my mechanic that I have. The car starts the first time, very time with 1/4 throttle on cool to warm days, nd 1/2 throttle on icy days, nd gets GREAT gas mileage. I have had 32 highway going on long trips!
Thank you for looking, lease know she is not perfect, ut she is a great car!

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