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Diesel Station Wagon

1979 300TD Diesel Station Wagon

  • Ultra rare color combination and options configuration
  • Highly desired Black (MB Paint Code 040 G) with optional Bamboo Leather
  • 116,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission, A/C, vacuum locks, electric windows
  • Sunroof and optional luggage rack cross bars
  • Garage kept
  • New home, Sharon, Connecticut
  • Sold

This car was previously restored here at Mercedes Motoring several years ago and has been very well preserved. Between the previous and current restoration, over $20K has been spent. The work performed includes but is not limited to the following: 

- new headlight door bezels
- new H4 Hella headlights
- era-correct pinstripe
- polished and painted color-matched stainless steel hubcaps
- new Michelin Defender 195/70R14 tires
- all new 9-piece body molding kit
- new hood insulation pad
- new grill mesh and new corresponding garnish moldings
- restored cowl vents
- restored rear emblems
- new Bosch windshield wiper inserts
- new factory windshield and windshield seal replacement
- all new OEM leather (including new horsehair front seat padding)
- all new OEM carpet (using original driver's heel pad)
- custom 8-piece coco mat kit
- restored and calibrated instrument cluster
- restored original Becker Mexico AM/FM cassette stereo (also added AUX jack for smart phones)
- replaced misc accessory switches
- replaced wind-lace and b-pillar felt
- refinished all Zebrano wood
- rebuilt factory Hirschmann automatic antennae
- polished all interior sill plates and garnish moldings
- replaced rear fifth door hatch seal

- Major 30K service
- adjusted valves
- new belts
- new primary and secondary fuel filters
- new air filter
- flushed all fluids and replenished (oil, transmission, power steering, brake, rear differential, hydraulic,
coolant, windshield washer, etc...)
- R&R hydropneumatic self-leveling system
- R&R vacuum system
- replaced all fuses
- replaced A/C servo unit
- new OEM Mercedes-Benz battery
- misc front suspension work