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Old 09-08-2007, 08:35 AM
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Notice the guys feedback. Only needs $600 worth of bodywork and paint. It looks way worse than my 300TD did and I can tell you know $600 isn't going to buy you much in professional body work. Read it all, what a laugh. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&category=6330&sspagename=FavMerch_SO%3ASI%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330163035063

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Selling 1985 300TD parts again to generate $$ for Suburban conversion. Picture of parts here http://asnowsquall.smugmug.com/gallery/4411815_v9DER#P-1-20
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:57 AM
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hoo wee, if that's a palomino interior that car has seen A LOT of sun..either that or a bad camera..and with those rust holes who knows what it looks like underneath
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:09 AM
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I was looking at that auction yesterday and I swear that there was only one bid and it was at $3000. Today its 5 bids and its at $1125.

I'll be watching this one closely, since I also have an 85 that I need to sell in similar condition.

FWIW, the exterior on mine is covered with rust, but there are no holes into the cabin, except under the spare tire (floor pans are fine). The rust is a real heartbreaker, because the engine, tranny and interior are so nice.

Agreed that this guys description is full of it. He's not lying per se, but he does omit things. He's also hyping meaningless crap, but there is no law against the use of adjectives in car sales.
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Hey, what's a little rust? After all you are buying a "maintenance free" car according to his claim.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:27 AM
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Guys, Im looking for a wagon, preferrably 3 seat, I'm in nj. If the rust isnt to bad I think this one would be ok for around 2k. Snow is your red one still for sale? Don , how bwd is your rust?? Rick
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Guys, Im looking for a wagon, preferrably 3 seat, I'm in nj. If the rust isnt to bad I think this one would be ok for around 2k. Snow is your red one still for sale? Don , how bwd is your rust?? Rick
How about this one? Looks pretty good to me! Interesting to see what this one brings...

OOPS! Tried to copy/paste URL for the ebay auction but it wouldn't work. Here is the auction # if interested:
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:04 AM
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How about this one? Looks pretty good to me! Interesting to see what this one brings...

OOPS! Tried to copy/paste URL for the ebay auction but it wouldn't work. Here is the auction # if interested:
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What the hell is up with that hitch ball bolted into the bumper?

Good way to lose a bumper.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:26 AM
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It`s not the rust you see that is the problem, it`s the rust you don`t see that is the problem.
I think the guy forgot to add the extra zero to the body repair.

typical e-bay words. "ever so powerful, bullet proof, maintenance free, easy fix, surface rust, etc...

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Old 09-08-2007, 11:33 AM
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That is a very tired example. Put it under a lift, but it has a ton of soft spots.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:39 AM
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Can you imagine trying to loosen any bolt that is under the car. That thing is probably rusted up solid underneath. And I bet that engine ain't pretty either.
It is a shame that a pretty nice interior is wrapped up in that Titanic-like package.......
Oh, and never-mind the 99,000 mile odometer discrepancy.....
The funniest line in the whole ad "Yes, I am a car dealer" REALLY?????
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:41 AM
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Guys, Im looking for a wagon, preferrably 3 seat, I'm in nj. If the rust isnt to bad I think this one would be ok for around 2k. Snow is your red one still for sale? Don , how bwd is your rust?? Rick
Mine ends Monday, no third seat, structual rust has been cut out and new metal welded in. This took a lot of time last summer and I will never do it again. I'm actually getting good at it, making up templets, cutting, welding, etc... but it takes time and is hard on my 44 year old body. I've got 3 kids, twin 2.5 year old boys and a 7 year old daughter. If someone came to me with a car and said hey do this for rust repair and paint it for $600 I'd say ya right. FYI, my reserve is only $1,600 on my car which seems fair to me. Its a good beater wagon for someone who wants to experiment with WVO and is here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1982-Mercedes-300TD-Diesel-Wagon-WVO_W0QQitemZ320153792922QQihZ011QQcategoryZ6330QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Selling 1985 300TD parts again to generate $$ for Suburban conversion. Picture of parts here http://asnowsquall.smugmug.com/gallery/4411815_v9DER#P-1-20
1985 300TD engine/auto tranny, crossbars for sale!
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Some 300TDs just look plain old worn out an tired and neglected, this car has a nice classy look.


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Old 09-08-2007, 01:14 PM
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I hope your wagon is still up for grabs when I get the cash Anowsquall..I lust for one(w124)
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:15 PM
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Whats a chrome cargo carrier go for ??,its a factory spec model for a 300td.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:55 PM
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Different car, same lies.

32 mpg. Bull!

Car was rated at 22-25 mpg by the EPA when new.

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