1985 Mercedes Benz 300TD Turbo (SOLD- Washington)


VIN: AB93CXFF052460
Exterior Color: Diamond Blue Metallic
Interior Color: Blue MB Tex
Engine: 3 Liter Turbo-Diesel 5 Cylinder
Transmission: 4-Speed AUtomatic
Status: SOLD- Seattle
Stock: 09-10592
Mileage: 97,320
Features: One Family Owned, Extensive Maintenance Records, Excellent Condition

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD wagon is finished in Diamond Blue metallic (355) over blue MB-Tex and is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-five paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include power windows, a sunroof, 14″ Bundt wheels, a roof rack, and a Blaupunkt cassette stereo. The car was purchased new by the owner’s father on July 18, 1985 and delivered by Wood Motors, Inc., the Mercedes dealer in Detroit, Michigan.  The car is documented by the original Motor Vehicle Installment / Sale Contract & Security Agreement, original delivery manuals and Protecto (Warranty) plate.

The current owner brought the car to California in early 2017 after his father passed away.  The Mercedes currently shows 97,320 miles and hard copy receipts for ongoing repairs and regular maintenance date back to 1985 and are summarized on a detailed spreadsheet though January 2021.

This W123 wagon has an extensive maintenance history including service performed by an authorized MBZ dealer and foreign car specialists.  Now showing ~97K miles, this W123 wagon is offered with factory literature, a maintenance booklet, Protecto plate, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

The body is finished in Diamond Blue metallic (355) and features a polished roof rack, a sunroof, and tinted windows. Within the last 1,200 miles the Mercedes has had new engine mounts, oil & filter, transmission service, rear differential fluid change, new blower motor, A/C recharge, flush brake fluid, flush anti-freeze, new air filter, HVAC control module, replace cluster lights, and new rear bumper mounts.

14″ Bundt wheels are wrapped in 195/70 x 14” Michelin X Metric in front with Cooper Trendsetter SE in the rear  Service during previous ownership reportedly included refinishing the wheels and replacing the brake rotors and pads. Additional service under current ownership and within 2,500 miles includes a new dash oil pressure gauge, replacement A/C compressor cut-off relay, new gas sending unit, addressing small oil leaks, replacement of worn driver’s side door trim, and complete engine, transmission, and rear-end fluid changes.

The interior is upholstered in blue and features MB-Tex seats and wood trim on the center console and dashboard, that can be viewed in the photographs and are in excellent condition. Amenities include power windows, automatic climate control, and a Blaupunkt Becker cassette stereo.

A black steering wheel frames a 125-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and a combination gauge. The six-digit odometer shows 97k miles, approximately 2k of which have been added by the seller.

The 3.0-liter OM617 turbodiesel inline-five produced 123 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft of torque when new.

A walk-around video and drive video are on the listing.  Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Additional photos of the underbody are provided in the gallery.