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Turbo Diesel Station Wagon

1984 300TD Turbo Diesel Station Wagon

  • Ultra Rare Russet Brown with Palomino MB-Tex
  • 156,000 documented miles since new
  • luggage rack cross bars, roof protectors
  • original paint, two owners since new
  • extensive restoration list coming soon
  • new home, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Sold

Standard features: Russet Brown exterior (MB paint code 427) with Palomino MB-Tex interior. In-line 5-Cylinder, 3.0 liter, 125 hp, fuel-injected, turbo charged diesel, single overhead cam, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted 4-wheel disc brakes, 4-wheel independent suspension, hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension, A/C and heat automatic climate control, power windows, central locking, power steering, cruise control, original Becker Grand Prix AM/FM stereo cassette with adjustable sleeve height power antenna, electrically heated rear windshield, quartz chronometer, 3-way adjustable front seats, parcel nets on front seat backrests, 14” steel alloy wheels with matching upgraded stainless steel (not chrome) Russet Brown hubcaps, front center folding arm rest, rear 1/3 - 2/3 split bench seat, front center console cargo tray, rear cargo storage compartment, halogen head lamps, halogen amber fog lamps, 2-speed windshield wiper with 5-second mist interval control, Zebrano wood dash trim, era correct protective sisal floor mats including rear cargo area, era correct pinstripe, velour carpet, driver accessible rear dome light switch, headlamp turn-off warning device, optional right and left side controlled parking light illumination, full spare (never been used), road-side trunk reflector, and first-aid kit.

Description: For nearly 5 months now I've been restoring this wagon, which was pretty amazing to begin with. Here is a quick list off the top of my head of what has been done:

*Completely disassembled interior and exterior for detail, polishing, cleaning, etc. -- this process alone took about 5 weeks
*New OEM carpet throughout
*New custom 7-piece protective sisal floor mats throughout
*New polished and painted stainless steel hubcaps (original 14" Bundts included in sale)
*New top-of-the-line Michelin tires
*New Zebrano wood trim throughout
*New windshield and rubber seal
*Refurbished factory Becker stereo and added Aux jack for iPhone/iPod (the connection can float freely in the console or glovebox, your choice)
*New felt windlace on all 4 doors
*New b-pillar felt on all 4 doors
*Several new door seals
*Reupholstered sun visor bolster in Palomino MB-Tex
*New grill insert horizontal and vertical cross bars
*New grill badge
*New wiper inserts
*Restored emblems
*Rebuilt power antenna
*New shift boot
*New console switches
*New garnish moldings and/or polished originals
*Tightened all 4 door panels
*Brushed and polished all seat rails
*New Bosch headlamp doors
*New bulbs throughout entire wagon
*Restored instrument cluster needles and tuned/calibrated gauges
*30k service
*Adjusted valves and new valve cover gasket
*All new fluids and filters
*New front and rear brake pads and sensors
*New belts and hoses
*New rear hatch shocks
*New battery
*New shift bushings
*New glow plugs
*New A/C insulation hose
*New glow relay
*R&R vacuum system
*Powder coated air filter housing (photo was taken before that was completed)
*Transmission service
*Etc., etc.
*Total semi-restoration cost was a little over $10,000

This wagon looks and drives phenomenal. It has a great deal of power given the turbo motor, and everything works properly. There are no leaks of any kind. It is currently titled in my name, and California registration is good through January of 2014. One of the best W123 300TDs on the planet!