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Old 01-10-2010, 05:44 PM
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Considering a sleeping 300D TD

I have a neighbor with a very straight 300D Turbo Diesel. I would like to buy this car- here is what I know.

VIN: WDBAB33A5CB008106
Car has round headlights, yellow fog lights
Engine does not turn over, but was running when last parked (1 year).
It is currently registered in CA- Original owner
Mileage unknown.

They don't know the year, but if they ever find the pink slip, I guess we'd know then.

They are thinking of donating the car.
What do you guys think would be fa fair price (as is- I can coast it to my house if necessary)

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:01 PM
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According to the Russion VIN decoder it's an Orient Red 1982 300D turbodiesel, California version. Here's the link. Mark
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:19 PM
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Right. It is red. Very oxidized, but even. Body is near perfect, interior is average for the year.

I was considering offering $300 to $500.
I live close enough that I can coast it home if necessary.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:54 PM
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Don't go any higher

I would say $200/$300 for a non running 82 300D turbo. If you have to junk it, they don't pay much these days.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:35 PM
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Odds are, with some new fuel it'll start right up. Was it running when parked?

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:52 PM
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Yes, it was running. They tried to jump start it a month ago but it would not crank. I kinda figure if they go for the low ball offer, I can coast it home and put a battery in it from my F250 and go from there.

I asked her what she was expecting in terms of $$, and she said they were thinking donating it and getting $700 to $1,000. I did offer $300, and she said she needed to talk with Dad. We'll see... I can wait. It's not going anywhere...

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