1980 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series SD

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  • Published date: March 25, 2016 09:29
    • Bolton, Connecticut, United States

Step back in time to the MB showroom in 1980. The W116 is on it's way out and the W126 on it's way in come 1981. The W116s crowning achievement being the first Turbo Diesel passenger car ever made. They were rare and hand made exclusively for North America. Only 6500 examples in total were produced. It was considered to be a test bed to try out the new technology on the wide open US roads. The Germans being German did not have to change a thing mechanically for the new 300SD of 81'. Yet, for many MB owners the W126 will never have the solidity of the W116.

This gorgeous 36 year old 300SD still shines and functions like the day it was built. Quite the testament to the quality of materials and build that they exceeded at in the golden age at Mercedes.

Everything works perfectly, the paint is completely original and without flaw, serviced as required. New climate control servo from MB, I completely rebuilt the A/C with compressor, hoses, expansion valve, dryer and retrofitted to 134A the right way. Ice cold. All fluids have been exchanged and all necessary repairs carried out. As flawless mechanically as it is cosmetically. You can drive this car anywhere any time with complete confidence.

Interior is leather, not MB Tex, a rare option. Also sunroof delete. No cracks or crazing in the wood, the dash is flawless, all vacuum items work perfectly.

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