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1979 Mercedes-Benz 300d German Market - $5,500 (Birchwood Ave)

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VIN: 12313010129158
condition: excellent
cylinders: 5 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 151753
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
If you are looking for a daily driver, this is it!
Ava is a LHD Mercedes W123 300D, built and sold in Germany in 1979, as a private vehicle to German specification for the German market and then imported to the US, then sold to us in Fall of 2020. The Model distinction is W123 with a VIN identification number of 12313010129158. This vehicle is legally registered as a Collector Vehicle and has a clear Washington title.
The instrument cluster may have been exchanged due to import regulations and now reads MPH. Speedometer works, but odometer is inoperable, reading 151753 miles. Monitoring in the instrument cluster shows TEMP, OIL, TANK, Speedometer in Miles and KM, Odometer with trip meter and a clock.

Powered by a Mercedes OM617, 5 cylinder diesel engine, manual 4 Speed transmission with rear wheel drive.
Brand New Glow Plugs and wires installed 5/13/24.

The timing chain was replaced in 2022.

The cooling system was upgraded with a new radiator in 2022.

Braking is provided by 4 disc brakes that were fully rebuilt in 2023, including rotors, calipers and brake pads and sensors.

West Lake Radial RP18 195/70 R14 91T tires on 14” steel rims with OEM Mercedes Body colored hub caps.

The front and rear of the vehicle are protected by a European spec bumper with and original German style trailer hitch in the rear.
Front illumination is provided by standard new white headlights and two yellow fog lights. For road side safety the lights can be switched left or right only when parked on the side of the road.
All four windows operate with a manual crank.
The original Becker Radio is installed and powers up, might have faulty speakers. A12V cigarette adapter is in the Ashtray in the center console.
The entire floor is covered by a sound dampening floor carpet in great condition.
Cloth covers the seats and is in incredible condition, except the drivers’s seat, which shows wear, needs to be redone. Driver side seat also could use new springs, available aftermarket and rebuildable.

Over all this vehicle is in amazing condition for its age, of course not perfect, she was built in 1979. Very little rust, just in the usual places, she drives strong and sounds healthy. She has a few little dings from previous owners and the paint was re-done and faded.

We purchased “AVA” with the dream to restore her into her original beauty, but a very unexpected business opportunity brings us to Costa Rica and their very strict import and emissions regulations make it impossible to import a diesel vehicle of this age. Long story short, we have to give someone else the opportunity to bring her back to her previous glory.
She is 100% reliable as a daily driver, always starts, never let us down, even is freezing temperatures, proper German engineering! The name AVA comes from her Avocado color.

Here are the specs again.

Mercedes 300D
Left Had Drive, Germany import
Registered and clean title in WA state
1979
Model distinction is W123
VIN: 12313010129158
Mercedes OM617, 5 Cylinder engine
Diesel
151753 Miles on the odometer
4 speed manual transmission
195/70 R14 91T tires on 14” steel rims
White headlights
Yellow fog lights

post id: 7763055347

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