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Old 11-05-2001, 02:30 PM
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What's a good price for an 87' 300D

looking @ 300D-with 150k and cloth interior. Sunroof & power seats.

What should it go for reasonably; what should I offer (if its in good condition mechanically and interior-wise).


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Old 11-05-2001, 02:39 PM
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That car is very rare.. I know the one your looking at. That velour interior was special ordered. One in a million. Looks like a real cherry. If all checks out, if your really interested, id go up to $5500 on it.
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Old 11-05-2001, 07:53 PM
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If in pristine condition, these can go for $8-$10k. $5-6k would be the low end, cheaper if things are broken. I saw one for sale in CA recently with 130kmi, asking $9500. Maybe on the East coast with rust etc the values are lower. Be careful when buying, make sure it runs properly. I have driven about a dozen different 87's and many run like crap. It could be a fix as simple as cleaning the boost line to the ALDA, or it could be a shot injection pump.

The car should NOT be slow, it should move off the line quickly and really pick up when the turbo spools up. Factory spec was ~11 seconds 0-60, and in general you should get at least 13 seconds. Any slower than about 14-15 seconds and there is defintely something wrong. Then the trick is to figure out what, and how much it will cost.

Other items to look at on older W124's are the cruise control (amp often fails, $150 for a rebuilt), climate control not working properly (the air flap vacuum elements are notorious for failing, and 4 of the 6 require dash removal which is a 5-10 hour job), sunroof operation (can be VERY expensive to fix, $1000+), A/C operation, oil leaks, worn suspension bushings & steering linkages, etc.

Have fun!

Dave M.
Sacramento, CA
1987 300D - 228kmi
1987 300D - 233kmi
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Old 11-05-2001, 10:57 PM
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I thought only Euro spec cars had the cloth?

Are there actually some late model MBs in US with cloth?

How many?

George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:34 AM
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It was a special order item.. dont know an exact number but its extremely rare. I think there is a 82 300SD on ebay now with velour interior.

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