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Old 09-20-2003, 10:36 AM
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What did they cost new?

Anyone know of a web resource that could tell me what my about to be classic MB diesel originally cost? Just curious.

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Old 09-20-2003, 12:38 PM
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search earlier topic "original sticker price"
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Old 09-20-2003, 07:04 PM
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My 85 409d had a sticker price of $63,354.
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:17 PM
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sorry I was thinking of a post at benzworld.org
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:26 PM
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Mine had a sticker of $27,000 in Sept. of 85.

I think there may have been a post about this 3-4 months ago.
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:35 PM
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Report from previous thread.... early '80s 300D cost about $35G whereas 240D stick shift cost $24,000. One forum member reports '77 w123 300D at $18G.

Notes I had made in my chilton repair book that I've had since '86 tell me the 114 280/8 sold for $7,800 new in '73.

You can double the price of ordinary cars of any era to find typical MB prices...... ahem, this would make '60s finbodies cost less than $5G brand new, probably at/near $3,200 for the humble diesel.

Gotta get myself one of those primitive finbody diesels in mint condition souped up with 240D engine one day - knowing the car has not depreciated one nickel from its original sticker price.
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:37 PM
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I have the original window sticker for my 82 300SD. $39108. Also have the original EPA fuel economy sticker, rated at 27 MPG
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from copy of sticker from mercedes

I requested and received a copy of the original sticker from mercedes. Sticker on the 87 SDL was listed at $50K, no info on what it sold for. EPA was listed at 22 city / 23 highway.

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Old 09-21-2003, 02:37 AM
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When I bought my car almost a year ago, I was happy it came with the window sticker! Back in 1985, my 300CD was listed at $35,220, and EPA fuel economy rated at 22 city/25 highway Best I've gotten is around 30mpg I believe. Also, it sold new at Overseas Motors Corporation in Ft. Myers, Fl. Hope you can locate your ideal cost of your car..

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I have the original receipt too...

$39,995.00
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:59 AM
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My 96 E300D $42,675.00 sticker price!
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Old 09-21-2003, 05:00 PM
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According to the book"Mercedes-Benz , Production Models Book" by W. Robert Nitske the 1979 300D sold for $20,911 (automatic transmission, east coast ) EPA ratings were 23 City/ 28 Highway.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:27 PM
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My 85 409d had a sticker price of $63,354.
Not to hijack this thread, but...Kerry, what configuration did your 409d come in for that price? Is it a camper, bus, or what? What engine did those come with? I'm intrigued cuz I'm thinking about picking one up in the future to use a a farm delivery truck/van. Are parts tough to come by?

Does anyone know what an '87 300 td went for new? I've heard it was around $40k--unbelievable!
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:51 PM
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It's a motorhome. 617 5 cyl diesel with a 5 spd. A couple of parts dealers in the US. Eurotech out in your neck of the woods. Can order parts directly from Europarts in the UK. Some engine parts are interchangeable with the 300d engine.
The 409's are quite rare. There are more 207's, 307's and 407's. These have the 616 4 cyl diesel. (same as 240d)
4's have the dual rear wheels. 2's and 3's have single rear wheels.
I like the van. I probably would not consider a 4cyl or a 4 spd in the US. In Europe, driving conditions are different, so I would buy one over there again.
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1985 409d 65k--sold 06
1984 300SD 315k--daughter's car
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1999 Fuso FG Expedition Camper
1993 GMC Sierra 6.5 TD 4x4
1982 Bluebird Wanderlodge CAT 3208--Sold 2/13
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