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Old 09-02-2013, 09:06 AM
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Question Value of 1992 M103 engine &transmission?

My hobby car is a 1992 300TE with M103 engine, with a few miles short of 180,000 miles. All accessories work perfectly as does car. I am a MB tech. The motor and transmission I removed from another of my 124's a 1992 300 E that was hit from behind and totaled. For that one I have the complete service history since new. Many, many parts have been replaced with new parts when the older ones were not up to my standards. Last stuff I did was new, cap and rotor, radiator, intermediate and rear muffler, new rotors and pads and Michelin tires.

I have only 4 spaces to keep vehicle inside garages so I would like to part out. I've had fun working on this old car but it's now time to move on so I can work on my next hobby car, an older Porsche.

So what would value of that engine and transmission with all accessories be worth? Or even if sold as a whole car.


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Old 09-03-2013, 01:40 PM
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Maybe $700-900 for the motor and trans?

I paid $500 for a M103 with 85,000 on it a few years ago.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:20 PM
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Maybe more if the trans has been rebuilt.

I see 100k mile M103s list for ~400-500 out here in CA.

The transmission might be solid, but that kinda mileage would scare most people off.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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Our local U Pick It junkyard offered me $2200 for the whole car, but I felt I could get more if I sold the motor, trans and all accessories.

They of course have seen the car and the records of service.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:42 PM
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Ron,

When did MB drop the M104 engine in the W124 line? Sometime in the early 90's is my understanding. If it matters to your project.

FWIW: Answered: the M104 replaced the M103 in 1990.

Mercedes-Benz M104 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:45 PM
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Our local U Pick It junkyard offered me $2200 for the whole car, but I felt I could get more if I sold the motor, trans and all accessories.

They of course have seen the car and the records of service.
Around here a 200k mile 300E brings about $2,000. That's a staggering offer from a junkyard.

If its such a good car, why not sell it whole? Save yourself time and get more money.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:27 PM
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I just finished showing it to a gentleman. I had him look at it first while on the lift, and then he test drove it. He will pay $3000 if he can get his daughter to agree for him to buy it. She had previous told him not to buy the car, so I'm not that hopefull. Personally I would think if my parents were buying me a car I drive what ever they bought.
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Shoot...I've had my 300E for sale for 2 months here and there's hardly been any attention. A junkyard will give you 2200 for it? I'd take that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:48 AM
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Shoot...I've had my 300E for sale for 2 months here and there's hardly been any attention. A junkyard will give you 2200 for it? I'd take that.
If you saw, drove and reviewed records on car you'd see why it's worth what I think it is.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 AM
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I sold the car with all the spare parts, and there were a lot for $3000.

Bought a Toyota Corolla S Plus to use as my daily driver. It gets about 2x the mileage on regular gas. That's about twice as much as anything else I have.

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