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Old 10-04-2004, 05:32 AM
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Location: Littlestown PA ( 6 miles south of Gettysburg)
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New ( to me) 1982 300SD!

I'm currently negotiating to purchase a 1982 300SD with 143,000 miles. Mechanically, nearly excellent. Cosmetics are little below average. Paint ( clear coat) is shot, and peeling. Sunroof is inoperable, leather seats need TLC and some restitching, A/C blows hot only, dash is cracked, needs gasket for the backlight. None of thses items is a deal killer. I believe I will go thru with the purchase and take care of the issues one-by one.
The good stuff, Everything on the mechanical side of things appears to be in great shape, serviced by the local premier indy for Mercedes. The body is straight, only trace signs of rust, no dings/ repairs. Glass is not fogged. Starts very quickly. I pulled the oil filler cap off the running engine and observed very little air coming out. (Not at all like my old 240D which really puffed away...before it died)
I'll post pictures after I complete the deal, hopefully in the next 2 weeks.
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