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Turbo Diesel Coupe

1985 300CD Turbo Diesel Coupe

  • Light Ivory with Palomino MB-Tex
  • 61,000 documented miles since new
  • original paint, CA car, two owners, garaged since new
  • sunroof, power windows, a/c
  • new home, Wilton, Connecticut
  • Sold

This is an amazing coupe that's just about wrapped up and ready for a new home. I've been debating changing the wheels for color correct Astral Silver 14" Bundts or polished and painted stainless steel hubcaps, so let me know if either of those choices interests you. We've done  A LOT of work to this car and I feel it has truly turned out amazing. There is a small punch list of this and that left, but all in all it's ready to roll. 


Here is a list of what's been done to the coupe:

new Girling brake booster (OEM Mercedes part)

new Mercedes-Benz battery

new belts 

new hoses

all new filters (fuel, air, trans, oil, etc.)

all new cadmium plating in the engine compartment

new hood insulation pad

new radiator

R134 refrigerant conversion

complete new grill (hood star, badge, mesh, and cross bars)

new headlight bezels 

valve adjustment

30,000 mile service plus all fluids changed

new front and rear brakes

new windshield wiper inserts

new power antenna grommet

new first aid kit lid

new top of the line Pioneer stereo with bluetooth AUX port (original factory stereo included)

all new speakers

all new window switches (window, hazard, dome light, antenna, sunroof, and defrost)

new pinstripe

protective sisal floor mats

new fuses

new gear shift bushings

new throttle bushings

AC service

recent rebuild of complete front end (tie rods, drag link, steering shock, upper and lower control arm bushings, shocks, etc.)

new front and rear windshield gaskets

new chrome bundt wheels (factory astral silver bundt wheels included, freshly powder coated…in case you're looking for winter wheels)

new top of the line Michelin X radials

removed, polished, and replaced all zebrano wood

intense restoration detail (the car was completely disassembled except for the drive train, all exterior and interior components removed and cleaned individually, including wheel wells and chassis.)

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