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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D
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300D NON-TURBO, 59K MILES, EURO-SPEC, LAPIS BLUE W/ BLUE VELOUR, IMMACULATE!

HIGHLIGHTS: Beautifully maintained, ultra-low mileage Mercedes-Benz classic! This iconic piece of German engineering is in fantastic shape finished in its original Lapis Blue color. Sold new in Europe, this non-turbo 300D is a super unique example!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 300D is clean and straight, as it should be for a car with this kind of mileage. Showing almost no signs of wear & tear, 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. Equipped with the trunk badge removal package, and Euro-spec bumpers and lights, this 300D has that sleek European appearance!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The paint is said to be original, and given the amazing condition that is not hard to believe. The paint has a deep gloss and a wonderful shine. There's just something about Lapis Blue that looks phenomenal on these cars! This is a classic Mercedes that is simply dripping with class.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Much like the exterior of this car, the interior is in the expected remarkable condition for the low mileage. The blue velour interior and power front/crank rear windows are other unique European-market additions that give this car a special feel. The seats are showing very minimal signs of use, and all interior components are in impressive condition. Even the original first aid kit is intact and in place!

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is ol' reliable: the Mercedes-Benz OM617 5-cylinder 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. If you let the glow plugs heat, 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 as fast as a turbo 300D, but it has enough pickup to be comfortable and will get you where you're going!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The low mileage and incredible original condition!

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, crazy low-mileage, turn-key German classic in need of nothing but a new owner!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or info@sheltonclassics.com for more information

DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES
Tire Condition: Like New, 2015 date

TITLE STATUS: CLEAN

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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

Engine Type
Diesel
Engine Size
3.0
Fuel Specification
Diesel

Body

Body Color
Lapis Blue
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1981
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
300D
Miles
59,982

Interior

Interior Color
Blue
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Velour
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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.

Because we advertise each vehicle with so many third-party affiliates, it is the customer's sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of the price with the dealer. All advertised prices exclude local, state, government fees and taxes and dealer documentation fee. Pricing are subject to change without notice. A dealer documentation fee of $250 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.

Vehicle availability is not guaranteed and subject to prior sale. Regardless what is agreed to verbally, we cannot guarantee a vehicle will be held for a potential buyer without a non-refundable deposit collected to hold the vehicle. Contact the dealership about pricing to place a deposit on a vehicle.

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Engine Size
3.0
Transmission Type
4-Speed Automatic
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
59,982
Vin
WDB12313012266716
Stock
2482

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Windows
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Center Console
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Accent Stripes
  • Cassette
  • AM/FM RADIO