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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D
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HIGHLIGHTS: Beautifully maintained, two-owner, one-family Mercedes-Benz classic! This iconic piece of German engineering is in fantastic shape finished in its original Moss Green color. First time offered for sale since it was sold new in 1982!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 300D is clean and straight, especially for a car with this kind of mileage. While it shows some minor signs of use here and there, this car looks to have been meticulously taken care of all of its life. The body on this car is truly in incredible condition, and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The paint is said to be original, and if that is the case, it is in amazing condition. The original dealer badge is in place on the trunk, which adds to the original paint claim. There are some minor imperfections here and there, but with 277,000 miles on the odometer this paint might as well be brand new. The Moss Green color is not often seen on the W123s, and really suits the styling of the car.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Much like the exterior of this car, the interior is in remarkable condition for the age and mileage. While some areas show slight warping from age, such as the moldings around the inside of the windows, the seats, door cards, dash, and everything else are in excellent condition. The original first aid kit is intact and in place. The seats are covered in MB Tex, and it has held up very well over the years with only slight wear showing on the driver's seat outer bolster.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is ol' reliable: the Mercedes-Benz OM617 5-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The engine in this car runs like a clock; slow and steady, just as it should. Once at operating temperature, this car runs incredibly smoothly. While the engine does drip some oil, this is to be expected of a 37-year-old car encroaching upon 300,000 miles. It fires right up every time! The air conditioning and heat both work properly, and this car is a pleasure to drive. It isn't fast, but it has enough pickup to be comfortable and will get you where you're going!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The amount of receipts, documented low ownership history, and how well it has clearly been maintained.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: If speed is your thing, this 300D is not.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? This is a beautifully maintained, turn-key German classic in need of nothing but a new owner!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or for more information

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light N/A
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer NO
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Runs & Drives YES
Keys – Ignition, Door YES
Tire Condition: High tread, 2017 date code, Michelins


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The prices listed exclude a $250 document fee. Shelton Classics & Performance does not collect tax, tags, title, or any other motor vehicle fees. As such, these fees are also excluded from the listed price.

All vehicles are being sold As-Is, Where-Is with No Warranty expressed, written, or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party inspection company.


Engine Type
Engine Size
3.0L Turbo Diesel
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Moss Green
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
MB Tex
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

Dealership and its affiliates shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with a vehicle prior to the close of sale. Dealership assumes no responsibility for any repairs needed to the vehicle and it's the buyers sole responsibility for any repairs that might be needed.

If marked "Numbers Matching" or "Original Mileage", the consignor(current owner) states this vehicle as such. Given how easy it is to create a “clone” or “tribute”, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any and all claims. Customer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers most of which can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.

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Our preferred and most secure form of payment is a bank wire transfer. We can accept checks, but note that any form of a check will have a minimum hold of 10 business days. This includes cashier's checks, certified checks, or bank checks of any kind. For cash received in the amount of $10,000 or more, we will complete an IRS Form 8300. We can not accept any credit card as payment or partial payment for a vehicle under any circumstance.

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Engine Size
3.0L Turbo Diesel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Leather Seating
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Cup Holders
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Premium Wheels
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Power Antenna
  • Cassette
  • Original Owner's Manual