Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
new 300td coming home soon :)

details to follow in a few days

Attached Thumbnails
new 300td coming home soon :)-imageuploadedbytapatalk1378170766.642696.jpg   new 300td coming home soon :)-imageuploadedbytapatalk1378170786.138618.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
new 300td coming home soon :)-imageuploadedbytapatalk1378171381.552100.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:57 PM
79Mercy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,131
Cant wait. Here is a pic i took of the beautiful crack free early style texture blue dash board. Sitting in this wagon takes me back to what it would have been like in 1979, many years before i was born i might add. Beautiful car, Congrats Neumann.

__________________
1985 300TD Turbo Euro-wagon
1979 280CE 225,200 miles
1985 300D Turbo 264,000 miles
1976 240D 190,000 miles
1979 300TD 220,000

GONE but not forgotten
1976 300D 195,300 miles
1983 300D Turbo 175,000 miles

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...e485-1-2-1.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 444
Very cool, looks like super low miles. You're in for a great time!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2013, 10:46 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,740
Sweet an 1978 non turbo wagon....with wait for it, broken odometer, rotted horse hair seat pads and the evil acc servo system! Yes they are nice to sit in, and go back in time....then things start falling apart....Congrads!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2013, 11:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
1979, odo works, no signs of tampering.... Original owner with full documentation

pedals, steering wheel and interior bear witness to it being the real deal, still has the majority of cosmoline from factory in most areas, hands down the nicest and cleanest as close to new w123 interior I have ever seen. I have seen hundreds of these cars over the years in person, maybe even close to a thousand and nothing has come close to this one.

garaged since new!!

a few minor issues...antenna mast, hatch struts, a rear caliper staring to seize, has seen very little use since mid nineties...but not much else

ac and the evil servo is working as well

Last edited by neumann; 09-02-2013 at 11:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2013, 11:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,740
Nice enjoy it while it works....because it doesn't for long

I always like the early w123 wagons, they just seem more classic....did you see the one on Mercedes motoring?

Mercedes Motoring - 1979 300TD Diesel Station Wagon

My upholstery looked that good to, till I start to replace the rotted horse hair....not fun....

I would be looking for a new radiator and servo, when the servo cracks....you'll lose the head gasket....and the radiators rot really fast....mine came out in three pieces....

Must Google cosmoline....I wonder if this is the crap I can't seem to get off the engine compartment
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2013, 11:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooljjay View Post
Nice enjoy it while it works....because it doesn't for long

I always like the early w123 wagons, they just seem more classic....did you see the one on Mercedes motoring?

Mercedes Motoring - 1979 300TD Diesel Station Wagon

My upholstery looked that good to, till I start to replace the rotted horse hair....not fun....

I would be looking for a new radiator and servo, when the servo cracks....you'll lose the head gasket....and the radiators rot really fast....mine came out in three pieces....

Must Google cosmoline....I wonder if this is the crap I can't seem to get off the engine compartment
That looks like its twin, except for my 102 Blue MB Tex interior.

Everything is fine...the sky is not falling. Nothing to be addressed with the seats. With a good wash and wax, address the few issues and it will be going into climate controlled storage with my other cars.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2013, 11:36 PM
toomany MBZ's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: central Va
Posts: 7,820
Whoo Hoo!!
__________________
83 SD

84 CD
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-03-2013, 02:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by neumann View Post
That looks like its twin, except for my 102 Blue MB Tex interior.

Everything is fine...the sky is not falling. Nothing to be addressed with the seats. With a good wash and wax, address the few issues and it will be going into climate controlled storage with my other cars.
Ah that's sad, it would be nice to see it on the road....

I know I have a strange thought pattern, I think cars are meant to be driven and not parked in garages and fields....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-03-2013, 02:55 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 168
Nice car, it's always a great find to find them in this condition from the original owner who have loved them over the years. Don't mind any of the negative comments regarding the odo / seats / servo. Alot of the people on the forum buy these cars from the 10th or 30th owner and they pay $500 for them. So they have no idea what it is like to have an example with documented miles and no issues related to neglect. Any 30 year old car will need something here and then no matter how well it was maintained.

My car's odometer has never been broken and if one day it does get broken it will get fixed just like anything else in the car that needs attention. These cars are created equal, I can't say the same for the owners.
__________________
2001 G500 (45k and counting)
1991 350SDL (211 and counting)
1998 C43 (50k) Silver/Black (sold)
1995 E500 (40k and counting) Pearl Black/Anthracite (sold)
1991 300CE (50k and counting) Silver/Black Cloth (sold)
1983 300D - 79k Classic White/Blue Leather
2002 E55 Obsidian Black/Black
1996 S600 Coupe - 75k Black/Black (traded)
1984 300D -145k (sold)
Silver Blue Metallic/ Blue Leather
1985 300D - 87k (sold)
Manganese Brown/ Palomino Leather
2005 E55, 50k(sold)
Flint Gray/Black
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-03-2013, 03:15 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,740
In the digital age, humor is such a lost art....

And for the record my car cost me 350$ and as far as I know I am only the 6th owner....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-03-2013, 07:49 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoustonM3 View Post
Nice car, it's always a great find to find them in this condition from the original owner who have loved them over the years. Don't mind any of the negative comments regarding the odo / seats / servo. Alot of the people on the forum buy these cars from the 10th or 30th owner and they pay $500 for them. So they have no idea what it is like to have an example with documented miles and no issues related to neglect. Any 30 year old car will need something here and then no matter how well it was maintained.

My car's odometer has never been broken and if one day it does get broken it will get fixed just like anything else in the car that needs attention. These cars are created equal, I can't say the same for the owners.

I appreciate the comments, all of them. The hunt for great examples is a lot of fun and provides an opportunity to spend time with great friends like 79Mercy. It's not just the cars, but hearing the stories and meeting a lot of great people that I otherwise would not have crossed paths with. I deeply enjoy the social interaction and the car adventures have been a great source of enjoyment. Boy the stories I can tell, I should write a book

This will not be a daily driver by any means. I have plenty of other cars for that role, but it will be used for the car show and shine scene that's getting into season here in North Florida. Just to dam hot and rainy during the summer! I will rotate with my 53 Olds 88 and my 82 300D sedan with 54k miles.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 36,280
Congrats! It looks like a very nice car! I had one that color.....loved that little wagon.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-03-2013, 10:44 AM
Admiral-Third World Fleet
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Central FL
Posts: 3,068
neumann-

Where and how did you find it?

__________________
80 300SD (129k mi) 82 240D stick (193k mi)77 240D auto - stick to be (153k mi) 85 380SL (145k mi) 89 BMW 535i 82 Diesel Rabbit Pickup (374k mi) 91 Jetta IDI Diesel (155k mi) 81 VW Rabbit Convertible Diesel 70 Triumph Spitfire Mk III (63kmi)66 Triumph TR4a IRS (90k mi)67 Ford F-100 (??)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page