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Old 11-14-2011, 10:12 AM
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1983 300d "HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IT'S WORTH??$$

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I came across a nice 1983 300d in Manilla Beige with a polomino interior 211,000 miles. The current owner is the second owner and has ownerd since 2009 and put 32,000 miles on it since he has owned it.

He has done pretty extensive maintenance to it, and seems like the type of guy who would get something fixed if his indy reccomended it.

Here is a list of things that he has done since he has owned it:

Oil changed with Amsoil 20w- 50 every 3k, replace filter with either Mann or Wix
Fuel filter changed every 5K , both primary and secondary changed with Mann, still have a few extras they will be yours


7-10, New MB Rims bought from "Adsit Company" Have the originals will put in the trunk if you want them
7-10, New Michelin Harmony Tires
7-10, New MB Key, rekeyed driver door to match factory ignition- original owner used a brass key and the lock needed to be rebuilt. Car now has two steel MB keys
7-10, Left and Right drive axles replaced
7-10, Carrier Bearing replaced on drive shaft
10-10,Flush transmission and replace oil and filter

10-10, control arms, control arm bushings, center bushing,tie rod ends, alignment
11-10, Replaced battery tray frame and battery with a Bosch battery
11-10, Replaced all belts

1-11, Flushed brake fluid replaced with Amsoil
2-11, Windshield and rear glass removed and re-installed with new gaskets
3-11, Replaced diesel primer pump
4-11, new brakes all the way around rotors and pads, front has cross drilled Brembo rotors
4-11, New radiator and coolant related hoses, coolant flushed
5-11, Replaced Air compressor and A/C pressure switch, new freon
6-11, air box bracket replaced
8-11, new glow plug relay with all new Bosch glow plugs

The drivers door below the middle trim piece has been repainted and doesn't quite match, its close but you can tell. I think I could have it redone relatively inexepnsively.

I am trying to come up with a fair price for the car because he does not know what he wants for it. I don't want to insult him, but I don't want to pay too much either. What do you guys think a fair price is?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:34 AM
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sounds like a 2500-3500 car to me. Hard to tell without seeing it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:37 AM
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Looks good and clean. Any rust behind and under the batt tray and in the rear wheel wells?
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No rust.
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He also has a $400.00 OEM carpet kit that will give me as welll, it has not been installed.
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No rust.
have you PULLED the battery and the tray and VERIFIED there is no rust?
have you crawled under the car, and looked at all the pinch welds for signs of bulging, or bubbling undercoating?
NOTHING in the pics so far confirms a lack of rust.
look closely at the jack points and verify they are showing the welds, not just bondo'd over.
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have you PULLED the battery and the tray and VERIFIED there is no rust?
have you crawled under the car, and looked at all the pinch welds for signs of bulging, or bubbling undercoating?
NOTHING in the pics so far confirms a lack of rust.
look closely at the jack points and verify they are showing the welds, not just bondo'd over.
Yes to the above as when looking at cars we sometimes cannot see the trees for the forest. Human nature at work. Usually it is called having blinders on. All of us are not totally immune to this either as we are looking for the good as well.

Since he no longer really wants to own the car. Maybe you will just have to ask him what he considers a fair price for it. Being honest and straight forward can get his attention as well. Then you can decide.

For example he may be reasonably minded or is looking for pie in the sky. You can afford to perhaps pay slightly more than you may think it is worth as you do not have to pay travel expenses and time to locate another. Fairly decent examples are not falling off the trees exactly.

At this general milage area the seats including the drivers seat should still be in excellent condition. Best of luck but if he comes up with an unrealistic price in your mind just counter offer. In life we cannot always prevail.
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Whats the going rate for a car in this condition, with service records and in my opinion one of best color combos?

Thank you.
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Also, check at the inside bottom of each door for rust, make sure to take a look UNDER the rubber door seal. Its a big problem and expensive to fix.
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Whats the going rate for a car in this condition, with service records and in my opinion one of best color combos?

Thank you.
I'd check for rust, everywhere its usually found. Check the engine compartment drains for leave blockage, etc.

Honestly, $2500-3000 is all I would pay... Maybe 4k if there was something rare or if it came with euro headlamps, and other fun/euro things.
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Hmm...Even with all the documented service only 2500-3k?
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