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Old 01-25-2020, 08:41 PM
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Any 1987 300TD wagons for sale near you?

Hi, I am planning on selling my 1987 300TD wagon and want to get a fair price without spending months on the market. I have been looking over craigslist postings in SF and LA to find comparables, but the number of these cars for sale is pretty small. Here are two:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/san-jose-1987-mercedes-300td-diesel/7058961194.html
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/d/san-jose-1987-mercedes-300td-diesel/7058967600.html

My car is better than those cars in some regards and worse in others. Both of those cars have been on the market for a while. There have been a few listed which appear to have sold in the $2500-$3000 range. Do you know of any listings of 1987 300TD wagons in non-pristine shape in your area, which I could use to help me set a reasonable price for my own? Thanks for your time.

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Old 01-26-2020, 04:50 PM
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I paid $2000 for my last one gotten from JayBob... about a year ago.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:35 PM
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Willing to bet there’s very few left on the road these days.
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:57 PM
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Post 1987 300TD Resale Value

On the one hand yes they're wonderful cars .

On the other hand they're thirty three years old so only really interesting to Diesel nutters......

Sad but that's the way the mop flops .

Car # 1 there isn't even a $2,000 car anywhere .

Car # 2 is at best a $3,000 car if you're really hot to buy one of THIS EXACT COLOR and then restore it.....

Ask $3,000.00 for your and make sure anyone who comes to look is bringing cash in hand, take any offer over $2,000 and be done with it .

Don't waste a moment talking about price until you see the bengamens .
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:44 PM
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Around me they're rare as hens teeth and easily sell for big $$$$ all the time, regardless of condition. I'd love to own one, but couldn't find one to save my life. That being said, those both look like turds.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:06 PM
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So then ;

Grab a cheap flight or bus and come buy one here....

Many shops have them just sitting after the owner decides not to fix the latest thing, my guy Victor had a seriously nice one with iffy paint, the customer decided he didn't want to pay for the tranny rebuild so it was for sale for $2,700.00 even cold AC, near perfect interior, new tranny, tires, current tags and so on....

Go beat the bushes .
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1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed SOLD & missed
Kooky Kommie Ural Motocycles (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
1959 VW #113 DeLuxe Beetle, 36hp engine, stock
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:13 PM
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Its a little more complicated to get one into canada. Not to mention the immense travel to look at a car, that might be a turd..
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1992 BMW 525i -traded in
1990 Silver 300TE -hated the M103
1985 Grey 380SE Diesel Conversion, 2.47 rear end, ABS -Sold, really should have kept this one
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:45 PM
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Thanks guys for the suggestions. It sounds like my pricing is right in line with the discussion here. I am just taking care of a few odds and ends on the car and will list it here and on CL. Unfortunately being a 30 year old car, it does have lots of little things that aren't quite right. So my ad is going to be very long listing all of its flaws (and a few attributes). I would rather the next owner know what they are taking on so they can pay a fair price for the actual car being purchased.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:55 AM
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The advert only needs to mention serious defects and if the AC works or not, take some time to really clean it well ~ in the crevices, under the hood, below the rear cargo area, the door jambs etc. ~ as long as it starts easily and runs well, the clean will sell it very quickly .

Don't push it as a 'project' unless it cannot be daily driven as is as you'll scare away the lower end buyers you're looking for .

Every where I go, people ask to buy my old beaters right after they comment on how clean they are .
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1984 300CD KEEPER ! 481,XXX miles
1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed SOLD & missed
Kooky Kommie Ural Motocycles (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
1959 VW #113 DeLuxe Beetle, 36hp engine, stock
Junk, Rust, Arthritis, Crushed Spine,Broken Neck, Back & arm, lots of screws, pins & plates .
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:21 AM
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Original FS thread from June 2018 with pics and details, for historical reference. Had a few scammers call (I advertised it in MBCA Star also) but no serious takers.

Listed in April for $5500 ended up giving it back to Vstech for $2000...my wife was either take the 2k or call kars-4-kids.

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Old 01-27-2020, 10:53 PM
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That is an amazing car for $2K. That doesn't bode well for me, but I appreciate you sharing your experience.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:24 AM
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Would have sold here in seconds for $5500, for $2000 you’d have had to stop me breaking your door down to force feed you my cash...

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1989 J-spec 420SEL Wife's Daily
1982 BMW 733i -fixed and traded for the 420SEL
2003 Volvo V70 5 Speed -scrapped
1997 E290 Turbo Diesel Wagon -traded for above, an amazingly comfortable car to drive, great drivetrain, but the rust, oh my god the rust
1992 BMW 525i -traded in
1990 Silver 300TE -hated the M103
1985 Grey 380SE Diesel Conversion, 2.47 rear end, ABS -Sold, really should have kept this one
1979 Silver 300D "The Silver Slug" -Sold
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