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Old 01-12-2007, 10:41 PM
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Euro 300TD 5speed

http://www.mercedesw123.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1958

a buddy of mine in France is selling his wagon (break in French; go figure). He contacted me to see if I was interested (I am really not ). But i was just wondering your opinion about one of the combination of options on this car and its desirability in the USA.

The car is quite rough and has 600000km (400kmiles). But it is a euro turbo wagon with 5speed mannie tranny, auto AC (negative point in my opinion), and ABS!!!
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:36 PM
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Since the only manual w123 imported here in the US was
the 240D and some gassers it is very sought after, especially
the 5sp., many here were 4sp in the US.
I'm not mentioning the gray market cars because they
wheren't officially imported by MB.
So if you can get it for a cheap price and reasonable shipping
I'd say, Go for it!

I wish I had the money to do it.
I would buy it in a heart beat.

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:50 PM
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i want that!
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:53 PM
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He says the auto AC doesn't work anyway .

I'd try and get the tranny+accessories only. That way you avoid any issues with importing vis-à-vis EPA and NHTSA (though comes in outside the 25 year limit).

If he's willing to send over the tranny, flywheel, and driveshaft I'm super interested! That said I might be back in France later this year for 1 year(and will go to Val d'Isère to snowboard in March in any case), and will try and scope out a manual for my TD.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:37 AM
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The same tranny is made by MB partner Force motors and costs around $1000 brand new, only problem is the prohibitve shipping cost.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:38 AM
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Looks like a piece of crap - why not just buy a wagon state-side and put a 5speed in it? It'd be cheaper and it'd be in better condition than that.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:46 AM
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Is the 5-speed stock with the turbodiesel in his car or is it a conversion?
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:56 AM
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That is a stock transmission not a conversion.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:02 AM
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That is a stock transmission not a conversion.
I mean, if that manual tranny came stock with that turbodiesel it's a whole new point to my case. Up to now I thought the 2001 C30CDI AMG was the first MB passenger car with a manual transmission on a turbodiesel.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:19 AM
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The same tranny is made by MB partner Force motors and costs around $1000 brand new, only problem is the prohibitve shipping cost.
Then theres all the other stuff too buy, shifter, linkage, and drive shaft
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:20 AM
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Never mind, it's an auto-manual conversion.

VIN WDB1231931F003691
Model 300 TD TURBO
Chassis 1231931F003691
Engine 617952 12 061880
Transmission 722315 02 411030
Order 0 3 531 23394
Approx. year 1983
Lights BOSCH
Cab 03556
Dealer France, Monaco (531)
Interior velours blue (952)
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932 lapis blue metallic (с 01.01.1979 по 31.12.1984, с 1994)
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466 central locking system (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
470 anti-lock braking system (abs) (с 01.06.1978 по 31.10.1993)
533 interference suppression without radio set (с 01.01.1967 по 29.02.1984)
546 lockable glove compartment and sun visors with vanity mirrors on the left and right, illuminated (с 01.03.1982)
halogen lamp unit, and seat adapter between the front seats
570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest
587 front folding armrest
automatic climate control and electric window lifters (front doors) (с 01.01.1977)
593 heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (single-sheet safety glass), band filter
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, single pane safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)
610 headlamps and fog lamps and additional bright light with amber lenses (с 01.11.1965 по 31.03.1994)
629 version for France (с 01.04.1964 по 29.02.1988)
636 elimination of warning triangle (с 01.03.1973)
640 aluminium disc wheels with radial-ply tires (с 01.10.1969 по 31.12.1989)
665
843 rear seat bench divided 2/3 : 1/3 (с 01.10.1977 по 31.08.1996)
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:28 PM
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OOO I want those headlights!!! DIBS DIBS! With the plugs of course
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