Red Ride: 1982 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Coupe – SOLD!

Jun 2020 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

June 15th Update – While updating our past Malaise Monday listings, we confirmed the private seller deleted their Craigslist post, so we’re calling this W123 Coupe “Sold!”

While its no secret we’ve featured a number of Mercedes’ W123 diesel-powered wagons, a coupe version such as the one we found listed on Craigslist in Delmar, Delaware is a rare find, especially in this bright red shade of paint.  The caretaker of this 266,00 original mile, red over tan MB tex 1982 300CD  is currently asking $3,600 for. A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for this Mercedes reveals the the current caretaker has his coupe priced $1,000 above the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $4,600.

The YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews completed a review of a similar 1978 model.  If you can get past some of the immature narration at times, the review does provide some great facts about these cars:

While just under 300,000 miles on just about any other car is nearly impossible to attain without a powertrain rebuild, it’s a good warm-up for these W123 Mercedes.  While you’ll never go fast in one of these 300CDs, you’ll be coddled in comfortable luxury at an extremely relaxing pace.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Mercedes diesel 300CD. This is the rare 2 door coupe with the same W123 body style as the classic 4 door sedan. This is a sleeker, 2 door version and less than 5% of the 300 series were the coupe. It has a 5 cylinder turbo diesel engine. 4 speed automatic transmission. This car is eligible for Maryland historic tags without a required inspection. Engine starts and runs good and is driveable. There are a number of small things needed such as windshield wipers, turn signal bulbs, etc before you drive it on the road. It has 266,000 miles on it. This is the classic Mercedes diesel motorcar that is known for lasting many hundreds of thousand miles. THIS CAR NEEDS RESTORATION . THIS CAR BEING RED IS EVEN MORE RARE VARY FEW PAINTED RED.

Engine oil and filter have been serviced along with new transmission fluid and filter and air filter in last 50 miles.
New coil springs front and rear, new front and rear shock absorbers, new brakes front and rear, new tires all around on reconditioned Mercedes alloy wheels. Power windows work.

Very little rust except small area on left rear fender and I have the patch panel for that ready to install. This car has a clean title & is ready to transfer. You can take the title to the MVA or a titling office and get your tags the same day.

Thanks very much for looking..
Have to many vehicles and this one has to go.

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