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Old 09-09-2018, 10:46 PM
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ps2cho's 300TE For SALE! $2,500 óPhoto and detail HEAVY!

$2,500

This will make me upset on the day she goes, but I now must sell my 300TE...No longer the space for her...

I have owned my 300TE since 2006 and I have spent BIG on this car, it has been WELL taken care of. The sheer level of detail in this for sale posting should speak for itself. This listing is posted honestly and nothing is hidden.
Put it this way, I'd drive this car 1,000mi tomorrow without a second thought. I put 400-500mi a week on her, so out of state buyers don't be afraid!

1988 Mercedes 300TE -- Pearl Grey Metallic
207k miles -- M103 engine, 722.3 Transmission
NO RUST -- CA / AZ car entire life
I purchased at 61k miles in 2006. Extensive maintenance has been documented since then. See below.
Car is located in Phoenix, Arizona.


Asking $2,500, will not ship, I've heard every scam in the book so don't waste your time.

If you'd like other Photos, details etc, please feel free to Call/Text/Email/PM me.

Call / Text Robert @ 949-351 eight seven oh six.
ps2cho@gmail.com



Photo's - 30 OF THEM!!
Here are detailed photo's of the vehicle:

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Here is my maintenance history:







Pros / Cons Overview:

Pros:

-Extensive history!! Been religious with fluid changes for the most part. Drivetrain is clean as a whistle. Heck I even replaced the spare tire in 2016 because it was original and felt I should to be safe. Never touched the road to date.

-NO RUST, NEVER been in an accident.

-Engine strong, minor oil usage ~1qt every 5k, I don't top up in between changes.

-Transmission is SOLID. Rebuilt from Sun Valley Transmissions, not a spec of wear in pan at each fluid change. (thread here for proof!). Absolutely NO delay in reverse, shift flaring, anything like that. Shifts fast and hard!
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/1800658-first-transmission-fluid-change-sun-valley.html

-A/C rebuilt, hoses, compressor, everything but evaporator. No signs of any leaks and its held pressure for over a year now. Blows 55F in 115F on freeway. New HVAC unit I put in also regulates fan speed perfectly.

-Rear SLS works great, although after a long ride its slightly higher than I think maybe should be, might just be an adjustment.

-Rear suspension solid since all arms replaced, including subframe -- getting 50k+ out of tires with no odd wear patterns as shown in photos.

-subtle upgrades include: facelift side cladding, door sills, leather steering wheel, later model dash /w the wood, 500E 16x8 wheels.

Honesty section:

-Paints sun tired on hood and roof, as shown in photos.
-Speedometer wobbles randomly and has a mind of its own every now and again.
-Gas gauge doesn't drop below 1/4...Car always does 19-21mpg, 300 miles per tank. I just fill up at 300mi every time. The low gas light works of course though.
-Alarm module needs replacing (disconnected for now, same issue years ago and module fixed it).
- Sunroof rails are on borrowed time (tilt function)
-Tiny drip of trans fluid (only when facing uphill and sat for 2 days) that I can't find the source of, although its been a year and no sign of change on the dipstick.
-Unknown cause of interior rear lights stuck on, best guess is rear hatch lock, so just removed the bulbs to avoid battery drain
-front struts probably could do with replacing, sits a little low and with the 500E wheels rubs on deep dips in the road, but I think the 500E wheels look amazing!
-tires at 4-5/32". A little left, but getting close. All matching 225/50/16 Continental ExtremeContact DWS.
-lastly rear lower SLS shock bushings starting to make some noise on harder acceleration / braking.
-Radio antenna motor is dead.
-Front pads squeal every now and again, went with a pad with less dust recently, but thats a cheap fix if they don't stop with new grease etc.
-defrost flap has a mind of its own, opens/closes randomly...I believe its the vacuum bypass unit behind glovebox. The pod is fine though which is the important part.
-Half dozen parking dings, two larger dings, one on passenger fender at top, one on rear corner above rear brake light.
-misc trim pieces as would be expected with 30-yrs of age.

Misc
Can leave/remove subwoofer if you want it or not. The amplifier is under the passenger seats, I never wired under the carpet or anything so no carpet is damaged from it etc.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:00 PM
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Threads of interest. There's many more out there, but you can search my username if you'd like.

Transmission Fluid Changes:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/1800658-first-transmission-fluid-change-sun-valley.html

Engine Condition at 180k – Valve cover off:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/2763849-180k-head-pics-15-40w-oil.html

Rear suspension Rebuild:
https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/2484777-rear-diff-leaking-shaft-seals-3.html
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:29 PM
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A stand up car from a stand up guy! And didn't anybody notice that price?!? Come-on, why is this car still available?!?

Robert, does the replacement trans have first gear start?
Does it have a third row seat?
Just asking so that we can add these things to the list of the car's attributes.

Folks, just one year ago board members were tripping all over themselves to get this W124 wagon: FS 87 300TD 5 speed manual . Now I can tell you from first hand direct personal knowledge that this car is not even remotely as nice as Robert's car, it's not even on the same planet. And Robert's car is only $500 more. Does an old OM603 with a 5 spd swap make that big of a difference?
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:14 AM
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ERIC! BUDDY! Where have you been? I don't see a TE in your fleet yet, maybe it's time to add this one!

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Old 09-12-2018, 12:59 PM
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Dave!

I've been here all along. I think you're the one who has been missing.

I'd love to have this car, but I'm flat broke because I just bought my second CDI just this past Sunday. And let's face it, I have way too many cars already!
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93 400E "Benzer3" 14.200 U.C.
95 E420 "Benzer4"
92 300E "Benzer5" 16.299 U.C. Future turbo CNG
87 300D "Benzer7"
87 300D "Benzer8"
87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:17 PM
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Dave, totally off topic, but could you please weigh in on this thread? I know you have strong opinions on this subject: WTB: Daughter's First Car in SoCal/Inland Empire (Start at post #27.)
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89 300E "Benzer1" 15.924 Uncorrected
93 400E "Benzer3" 14.200 U.C.
95 E420 "Benzer4"
92 300E "Benzer5" 16.299 U.C. Future turbo CNG
87 300D "Benzer7"
87 300D "Benzer8"
87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
71 AMC Javelin AMX 401 "Sidewinder"
74 AMC Hornet 401 "C.K.10" 13.63 U.C.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:10 PM
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A stand up car from a stand up guy! And didn't anybody notice that price?!? Come-on, why is this car still available?!?

Robert, does the replacement trans have first gear start?
Does it have a third row seat?
Just asking so that we can add these things to the list of the car's attributes.

Folks, just one year ago board members were tripping all over themselves to get this W124 wagon: FS 87 300TD 5 speed manual . Now I can tell you from first hand direct personal knowledge that this car is not even remotely as nice as Robert's car, it's not even on the same planet. And Robert's car is only $500 more. Does an old OM603 with a 5 spd swap make that big of a difference?
Maybe it’s priced a little below market, but I don’t have the space to store the car since the HOA no longer allows street parking which is infuriating..

I know I put OBO above but I’m firm at $2500 for now. Also selling my moms ford ranger at same time and that thing is definitely OBO so it carries over. I think the price is very reasonable. It already factors in that it’ll need new tires soon, the roof and hood paint condition and the minor items it needs if someone desires to work on them. Literally junkyard condition charity 300TE’s are selling off for $500-1200 and you KNOW they have $5k of repairs behind them!! (Plus rotted out tires anyway)

Third row seats = yes!
Transmission replacement was exact swap so 2nd gear start. At the time when the original trans went out I wanted to do the simplest option with no issues so went with the best rebuilt you can find in the US at SVT.

After looking at that wagon you listed, mine is considerably nicer. Not to mention that ones a salvage title! I guess although I said no accidents above, to be clear — CLEAN tile, no accidents, nothing! Probably as I drive like a grandpa other than the semi annual Italian tune up when I make a trip from Phoenix to LA!
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:25 PM
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Oh yeah I forgot the salvage title on that TD. And yet people were STILL tripping all over each other to get it! The only advantage that it has over your car is that the paint is nice, and of course the OM603 and the 5 spd swap, but still it seems to me that there should be more interest in your car than there was in that TD. In EVERY other way it is a vastly superior car!

Did you happen to notice who ended up with that TD?
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87 300D "Benzer8"
87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:33 PM
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Just a thought: Why don't you put the price in the title? I'll bet there are a lot of folks who aren't even clicking the ad because they figure that the car is out of their price range. I know that is what I thought. I only clicked because I wanted to see the purty pictures!
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89 300E "Benzer1" 15.924 Uncorrected
93 400E "Benzer3" 14.200 U.C.
95 E420 "Benzer4"
92 300E "Benzer5" 16.299 U.C. Future turbo CNG
87 300D "Benzer7"
87 300D "Benzer8"
87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
71 AMC Javelin AMX 401 "Sidewinder"
74 AMC Hornet 401 "C.K.10" 13.63 U.C.
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:36 PM
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Oh yeah I forgot the salvage title on that TD. And yet people were STILL tripping all over each other to get it! The only advantage that it has over your car is that the paint is nice, and of course the OM603 and the 5 spd swap, but still it seems to me that there should be more interest in your car than there was in the TD. In EVERY other way it is a vastly superior car!

Did you happen to notice who ended up with the TD?
I just saw on final post as I only glanced over the first befor. I meant no disrespect as a 5sp diesel is very cool! just citing value in my current price for someone to drive this baby home!

As I said in the post, Iíll check top off all fluids and you can drive her 1,000+ home! Hoping I can find her a home in the next month.

Her successor is a fully loaded 2016 Audi Allroad with 18k miles Iím driving home from Indiana next week! Then I have to play 4 car shuffle in a 2 car garage/driveway...
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Old 09-12-2018, 02:47 PM
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What do you think about my idea about your title that I posted in post #9?
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87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:00 PM
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Thanks just did it great idea!
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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The change is only showing up at the begining of this thread in the title of the first post, not on the title of the thread on the "Cars For Sale" page. We have to entice them from there to open this thread in the first place.
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92 300E "Benzer5" 16.299 U.C. Future turbo CNG
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87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
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05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:39 PM
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If you can't change the headline as it appears on the For Sale page, then maybe you could at least change the first line in the first post to show your price so that when folks rest their cursor on the title for a preview the price will jump out at them right away!
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92 300E "Benzer5" 16.299 U.C. Future turbo CNG
87 300D "Benzer7"
87 300D "Benzer8"
87 300D "Benzer9"
87 300D/70 AMC Javelin "Sidewinder-Benzer"
87 300TD "Benzer11"
06 E320 CDI "Benzer12"
05 E320 CDI "Benzer12A"
71 AMC Javelin AMX 401 "Sidewinder"
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74 Bricklin SV1 "Presto" AMC 360 pwrd.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:55 AM
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Update: Currently pending sale. Will update if sold or falls through.
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