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Old 01-12-2010, 10:14 PM
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Why cant my Merc Diesel look like this!?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-300-Series-300SD-1981-Mercedes-300SD-42-700-miles-Pristine-Condition_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2557f206bfQQitemZ160389269183QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:23 PM
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I need to spend more time in south fl and pick up low mile diesels for cheap from old people
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:26 PM
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It can. Like the sign on the wall at J.R. Crickett's in Atlanta says, "Yes, we can do that, and it costs..."
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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I lust for those undercarriage pics.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:59 PM
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http://i.ebayimg.com/21/%21%21fhN%282g%212E~$%28KGrHqEOKjEEsmmVpGlGBLMSrl%29%21S%21~~_4.JPG

What looks like the subframe mounts appear to have rot on them. Maybe a bad angle? Hard to tell. Not sure why there aren't more undercarriage pictures with the overabundance of interior pics.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:12 AM
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I love these cars. Pictures of those cars only want me to breath new life into my own w123. My next w123 will come from a state that has never seen snow.

From the russian site:

VIN WDBCB20A7BB008873 Model
Chassis 12612012008873 Engine 617951 12 008842 Transmission 020823 63 Order 0 1 705 01248 Approx. year not defined Lights BOSCH Cab 03996 Dealer United States (USA) (705) Interior leather grey (238) Paint 172 anthracite grey metallic (с 01.01.1963) 38 Unknown code Options 410 electric sliding roof (с 01.03.1965 по 29.02.1988)
440 bumpers with guards, front and rear (с 01.10.1970 по 30.04.1974)
bumper with horn and rubber buffer front and rear (с 01.03.1964 по 30.09.1970)
tempomat (cruise control) (с 01.09.1975)
451 revolution counter (с 01.12.1972 по 31.10.1993)
tachometer
power brake (с 01.01.1963 по 30.09.1963)
windshield (laminated glass) (с 01.01.1964 по 31.05.1972)
467 central locking system and instruments with english lettering (с 01.04.1970 по 31.10.1993)
461 + 462 + 463 (с 01.07.1968 по 31.08.1969)
491 USA version (с 01.01.1963)
504 outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (с 01.11.1978 по 29.02.1986)
outside rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable (l.h.d.)
taxi version, f.r.g, and outside rear view mirror on the right
500 + 503 (с 01.02.1966 по 30.06.1968)
501 + 502 (с 01.08.1968 по 31.10.1974)
519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette - USA (с 01.08.1980 по 30.11.1990)
Becker radio Grand Prix LW/MW/SW/USW - USA (с 01.01.1963 по 29.02.1972)
Becker radio Grand Prix stereo MW/USW - USA (с 01.10.1972 по 31.12.1976)
Becker radio Mexico Grand Prix, electronic (USA)
524 Reims adapter IV (с 01.04.1962 по 28.02.1963)
paintcoat preservation (с 01.01.1964)
531 automatic antenna (с 01.01.1963)
543 exhaust-pipe cover trim (с 01.01.1963 по 28.02.1963)
seat adapter between the front seats, and halogen lamp unit (с 01.01.1967 по 31.12.1972)
sun visor with vanity mirror, illuminated, left and right (с 01.11.1978)
570 folding armrest front w202/210 stowage box front with armrest (с 01.04.1970)
front folding armrest w202 - housing at front with armrest
588 Thermoking air conditioner and electric window lifters (front doors) (с 01.04.1970 по 31.12.1972)
automatic climate control and electric window lifters (front and rear doors) (с 01.01.1977)
592 wyellow foglamps (с 01.01.1963 по 31.10.1965)
heat-insulating glass, all-around, heated rear window pane (laminated glass), band filter
heat-insulating glass, side window panes (с 01.02.1967 по 31.01.1971)
green heat-insulating glass all round, heated rear window, laminated safety glass - tinted strip (с 01.01.1972)
611 courtesy lamps for front and rear doors, with W124 also for central doors/W202 front doors only (с 01.11.1978)
sealed beam lamp unit, l.h. traffic (с 01.01.1966 по 28.02.1972)
lamp unit, symmetrical (с 01.01.1962 по 28.02.1963)
639 radial-ply tires, elimination of warning triangle (с 01.11.1973 по 31.10.1974)
elimination of first-aid box and warning triangle (с 01.08.1977)
640 aluminium disc wheels with radial-ply tires (с 01.10.1969 по 31.12.1989)
tires with tube (с 01.01.1963 по 31.08.1965)
15-hole light alloy rims (с 01.01.1990)
668 662 + 666 (с 01.01.1963 по 28.02.1963)

673 high-capacity battery (с 01.01.1964)
801 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:23 AM
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Yours doesn't look like that for the same reason none of ours do - because they are driven every day instead of being parked in a garage for 28 years. Beautiful car and really not an unreasonable price when you consider what a 3 or 4 year old comparably sized Mercedes with the same mileage would cost you...
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makes me want another 126! Green antifreeze??!!?!?!?!!? Oh heavens!!

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:31 AM
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You know I see that mentioned all of the time.

Why is green anti freeze so evil?
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:59 AM
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shows how much shine-in-a-can they covered it with, maybe a epraint
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:31 AM
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Soylent green

is people!!

Green antifreeze, however, is bad for the plastic tanks/necks on the radiators.

A sign that the car has been worked on by someone who didn't really know what they were doing. Sorta'.

If the car were truly in the same condition as when it rolled off the line, the coolant would be orange.

FWIW the 116 cars were the last to be built "by hand".

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Old 01-13-2010, 02:35 AM
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is people!!

Green antifreeze, however, is bad for the plastic tanks/necks on the radiators.

A sign that the car has been worked on by someone who didn't really know what they were doing. Sorta'.

If the car were truly in the same condition as when it rolled off the line, the coolant would be orange.

FWIW the 116 cars were the last to be built "by hand".

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Ahh that's good to know! I kept hearing about this evil green anti freeze that I ran out to my car and checked the coolant and sure enough it was this offset whitish milky yellow.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:09 AM
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My dad's '82 SD looks like that, the interior is not in as good of shape....321k of wear on it. But the exterior and undercarriage are mint. 0 rust anywhere....its amazingly nice to work on! It is sleeping in the garage for the winter....so it will never rust.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:17 AM
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Coda will look that good after she is painted.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:40 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, MB did not roll these off the line with Zerex or the like. It's smart owners over time that started putting it in. That and coolant chemistry changed. So it may have rolled off the line with green colored antifreeze. I may be totally off base here, though. Be good to see an original underhood brochure pic.

Great looking car, but the shiny rocker panels give me a little pause. If I'm going to lay down serious bucks, I don't want to see evidence of any repaint, especially on the undercarriage. It's from FL, though, so probably fine. They might have just gone a little hogwild with their buffer and wax.

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