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Spectacular mercedes 1987 300sdl - $13,500 (Roebling)

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condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 122000
paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
An absolutely spectacular 1987 Mercedes Benz 300sdl ready to roll. This is the turbo diesel model that was made for just two years. 1986 and 1987. Very low production numbers. The W126 Mercedes was probably the best S Class to have ever rolled off the assembly line. Very analog and extremely serviceable vehicle. A massively overbuilt car designed to last a lifetime with just a little maintenance and care. All while getting 25-27 mpg. This particular car has been repainted in what appears to be a factory Champagne color. The paint job is maybe an 8 out of 10 with very few issues. The body is very solid. Underside is also extremely clean. Glass is good with no delaminating issues that are common on rear windows of the W126. The OM603 3 liter turbo six cylinder diesel starts right up without issue. This particular car has the later intake manifold which supplanted the earlier versions that would frequently crack.

The interior is in really nice condition. I’ve installed period correct sheepskin seat covers. I’ve also included pictures of the seats before the installation. They were in very good condition as you can see. The seat covers weren’t to hide unsightly seats, just to be more comfortable while driving. Mechanically, everything seems to work. The vacuum operated door locks are all properly functioning. The cruise control also works fine. Air blows cold and the heat works as designed. Windows are functioning correctly too. There’s a tasteful aftermarket radio installed but the original is in the trunk, if you want to reinstall it.

The best thing about this car, is that it was restored by Mercedes Guru, Pierre Hedary. Pierre is located in Florida and he’s one of the world’s foremost experts on Mercedes Benz vehicles. I have an entire folder on the service that’s been done on the car. One major thing was that Pierre changed out the rear axle to a 2.47 unit using all Mercedes Benz parts. That means the car doesn’t turn 3000 rpm at 70 mph anymore. 3000 rpm now translates into about 90 mph. So, at 70 the engine is turning about 2700 rpm. It runs quieter and gets better mileage too. You do lose a little bit of takeoff speed. But nobody races diesels anyway. The car has the euro headlights which are far more attractive than the hideous US units it came with.

Last Summer, I shipped the car off to Classic Workshop up in beautiful Hackettstown NJ. One of the windows was acting up and the AC wasn’t working. As it turns out, the owner, Jaime Kopchinsky, is as dedicated to keeping Mercedes in top shape as Pierre is. He took care of of those issues and and oil change, that I also have the paperwork for. There’s no doubt that this is one of the finest 300sdl that exists. It isn’t one of the 250,000 mile cars that hasn’t been serviced in decades. This 37 year old car has 122,000 original miles or about 3300 miles per year.

You can buy a 300sdl for less. But there’s nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes. Why not buy one that’s already had all the work done? I have a clean title in hand and ready to go.

post id: 7747436815

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