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Old 08-08-2006, 01:47 AM
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this one ain't cheap

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=330014581461

Man, that's a pretty penny.

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Old 08-08-2006, 01:59 AM
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I'd say its worth what its going for...wow! I want that car!!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:23 AM
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Thats pretty cool, my 81 is almost as nice, if not nicer and has less miles, just not all the records. Also mine still has the kilometer odometer/speedo so my miles are closer than theirs, you never know how many were put on before the car was federalized.

MB-Tex in euros is kind of rare, strange wierd this one has it but no other options. Also, is that an EGR valve under the air cleaner? In any case I'd drive it.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:25 AM
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That one's a sweetie. Gray market euro diesels were pretty rare back in 1984-85. Skinny euro bumpers, no "diesel" script, crank rear windows, and a 300 4 speed makes this one really desirable. Calif/Arizona provenance means no rust either. The blue Calif. plate was issued in 1982.

WVO conversion already done too. Someone's gonna get a good car. I'd be tempted if I was in the market. Prices could spike REALLY high when the auction closes.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:31 AM
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Dang, I ought to get my fender painted so mine would be in equal, if not better condition.

If anyone is interested in this car, well a 4 speed 300d, they are wonderfull cars. Excellent power, economy and the simplicity (and more) over a 240d. Too bad this one isn't a rare euro color, that is the only thing I find wrong with it.

Edit: something I just noticed, that front bumper has hit something. It is sitting at an upward angle and if you look at the drivers side cover you can see it is bent up. While euro bumpers are very soft steel and ding easily (and can be banged out as well) but the brackets are pretty solid and take some force to bend. The brackets come off the bumper easily, so if the steel was bent you could easily fit on a different and cleaner bumper. It is still a nice car but something good to know. The dash also has some pretty deep cracks kind of hidden by the armor all.
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1983 300d Turbo (Daily Drive) -- 243,000 miles
1979 280ce AMG (Beginning extreme restoration) -- 141,410 miles
1979 Yamaha Chappy LB50 (Awating new points) -- 1411.6 miles

1981 300d Euro 4 speed -- 188,421 km -- SOLD
1979 300d Euro 4 speed (Sold to Brother) -- 257,000 miles

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Old 08-08-2006, 11:31 AM
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I paid $1000 for mine. There isnt supposed to be a Diesel tag on the euros? Mines got one. And about the same mileage. BTW this one has electric windows. My taxi doesnt even have rear seatbelts!
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:04 PM
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I paid $1000 for mine. There isnt supposed to be a Diesel tag on the euros? Mines got one. And about the same mileage. BTW this one has electric windows. My taxi doesnt even have rear seatbelts!
I was lucky enough to drive a new 1978 300D in the Netherlands when I was an exchange student. It was English Red with black cloth interior with a 4 speed. My Dutch host father said automatics were for old women. I remember distinctly that it did NOT say diesel on the trunk, only 300D. In Germany many of the Mercedes had no disignation on the back so no one knew which motor you had.

The thing I noticed about this car is that it does not have the vinyl trim around the inside of the top of the doors. That trim is all wrinkled up on both my cars and looks like hell. I don't recall if the one I drove in 1978 had the trim or not. I wonder what the option code for that is? Does anyone know?
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:55 AM
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Neither of my euros have the vinyl trim on the doors, makes me very happy.

Auction ended and didn't meet reserve. I wonder what the guy is looking to get. It is nice but I mean much more and it is a bit overkill.
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1983 300d Turbo (Daily Drive) -- 243,000 miles
1979 280ce AMG (Beginning extreme restoration) -- 141,410 miles
1979 Yamaha Chappy LB50 (Awating new points) -- 1411.6 miles

1981 300d Euro 4 speed -- 188,421 km -- SOLD
1979 300d Euro 4 speed (Sold to Brother) -- 257,000 miles

A Collection of w123 AMG Cars and Parts
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:57 AM
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The vinyl around the door frames on our cars was an exclusively american feature...all the US spec car's had it, but not the european ones. I peeled it off my drivers door.

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'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
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