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Old 01-02-2014, 04:16 PM
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New here, 1981 300CD pictures on page 3

Wanted to sound in, just purchased a 81 300CD.

Had been interested in one for awhile and when it popped up locally I went for it. Picked it up for $1200, has paper work going back to 1985 when it was bought as a used vehicle (32 days before I was born). Body is pretty straight except for a dent on the front drivers fender, from a quick look over there doesn't seem to be any bad rust.

I have some experience wrenching on my 93' Range Rover, just have to start learning all the MB quirks.

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:51 PM
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The awesome power of fate!

Welcome!

My 1983 300D (manufactured in '82) is one month older than I am. Perhaps Mercedes diesels seek out people with whom they have a kharmic connection in the hopes they end up in a good home...

Or maybe it's chance.

Good luck with your car!
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:52 PM
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If you have a chance post some pictures of your CD. I have an 82 and over the years have owned 5 W123 coupes - 4 300CDs and 1 280ce.

Welcome to the forum.

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:43 PM
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Sounds like a great price. Welcome!

Hopefully there is very very little rust. I hate that stuff.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:16 PM
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Welcome aboard. I just turned a '82 CD into an Alfa Spider (no it wasn't sawzall work, it was a trade). I unfortunately am quite a bit older than either the CD or the Spider but what the heck gray hair is distinguished right?? .

Check out the forums and enjoy the car. Lots of good tech info here and nice folks to help out if you run into questions.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:27 PM
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Welcome, and congratulations on your purchase. You will really enjoy the coupe. My first Mercedes Benz was a coupe and I enjoyed every mile of driving it. Also, this is a great place to hang out......Rich
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:09 AM
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Welllllllcome! My Mercedes is 15 years older than I am . Those coupes are really handsome cars. Is this a turbo or nonturbo?
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:58 AM
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Welllllllcome! My Mercedes is 15 years older than I am . Those coupes are really handsome cars. Is this a turbo or nonturbo?
It should be N/A (1981)
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:09 AM
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Range Rover? Maybe you should have picked up a $600 MB to keep you busy

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Old 01-03-2014, 01:10 AM
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It should be N/A (1981)
I think some late '81 models were turbo'd -- even the sedans and coupes.

I wonder how the resale value of the late-model nonturbos did when the turbo showed up.

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Range Rover? Maybe you should have picked up a $600 MB to keep you busy

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Should've at least picked up a 1977-80. The evil servo would keep him plenty busy!
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:12 AM
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Late '81 build date but '82 model year.

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Old 01-03-2014, 01:14 AM
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Late '81 build date but '82 model year.

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Oh, okay. I remember one fellow on here saying that he had to order parts for a 1982 to get parts to fit his '81 300D turbo.
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1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die."
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:29 AM
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Oh, okay. I remember one fellow on here saying that he had to order parts for a 1982 to get parts to fit his '81 300D turbo.
I believe an '81 wagon (TD) would have a turbo, but not the coupes or sedans until '82.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:38 AM
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I believe an '81 wagon (TD) would have a turbo, but not the coupes or sedans until '82.
That's why I think this guy had to call his an '82 to order parts... wish I could find that now. I do distinctly remember that he said that it was an '81 300D turbo, but I suppose it that might have been a title/memory mistake or even a conversion.
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1982 300SD -- 211k, Texas car, tranny issues ____ 1979 240D 4-speed 234k -- turbo and tuned IP, third world taxi hot rod

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:06 AM
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Oh, okay. I remember one fellow on here saying that he had to order parts for a 1982 to get parts to fit his '81 300D turbo.
Maybe he swapped a turbo engine into his '81. Heck, someone did it to a 740i. Why not an '81 300D

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