1985 Mercedes 300D Nice car, drives beautifully, well-maintained. There are some cosmetic issues, but almost everything works perfectly. If you buy this car, you will get the car, car cover in its bag, first aid kit, spare tire, jack, lug wrench, extra fuses, owner's manuals, service records, title, three ignition keys, and two door/trunk keys. I’ve owned this car since March of 2020, and I’ve taken good care of it since. I know the previous two owners are both Mercedes collectors, the first of whom specializes in antique models and owned the car in Tennessee for multiple decades. The owner before me had the car in Maryland for what I believe to be 8 years. I interned at a mechanic shop in summer 2020, so I’m knowledgeable in taking care of cars. I’ve also never driven the car in the winter to protect it from sand, salt, and snow and it was stored inside my garage.
Highlights (Common failure points that are non-issues on this car):
The power sunroof works perfectly.
The cruise control works perfectly.
The climate controls work perfectly.
The vacuum central locking system works perfectly.
The radio and antenna work perfectly.
The steering is communicative and relatively sharp.
No weird noises at any point while driving.
The transmission shifts beautifully.
The turbo is strong.
The engine works perfectly with strong oil pressure, quick starting and shutdown, and very minimal oil leakage.
The fuel level, oil pressure, and temperature gauges work perfectly.
The odometer and trip gauge count accurately.
The clock works perfectly.
All interior, exterior, and gauge cluster lights work perfectly.
The cabin is watertight.
The wipers work perfectly.
The hood opens to the service position easily.
Here’s everything wrong with the car:
Minor scratches and pitting on the exterior chrome trim.
Roughly 4 inch by 3 inch section of paint discoloration on the trunk.
Tachometer occasionally stops working. (Fixing soon)
Speedometer needle was repainted.