Blue Beauty: 1982 Mercedes-Benz W123 300CD – SOLD!
January 31, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
November 17th Update – We confirmed the private seller of this Mercedes Coupe just posted a fresh Craigslist ad with the price reduced by $500 to $9,500.
Without checking, one of the most common cars we’ve featured since starting GuysWithRides is the diesel-powered W123 version of the Mercedes-Benz Executive car line built between 1976 and 1986. While most of the ones we featured are the cult-classic Estate (station wagon) version, we love coming across two-door hardtop 300CDs such as this Dark Blue over Butterscotch leather 1982 example originally listed in October 2020 on Craigslist near Newburgh, New York with 79,500 original miles and an asking price of $10,000. Researching the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their 300CD priced between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $9,000 and its #1 “Excellent” estimate of $15,000. Similarly, using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has their W123 Coupe priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,200 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $7,200.
Here’s the Hagerty Insurance take on the W123 Mercedes-Benz line:
The Carefection YouTube Channel posted a quality modern review of the W123 Coupe in this video:
Unfortunately, the private seller seems very firm on his $10,000 asking price despite the fact by his own admission the interior needs to be redone and visible rust spots including a jack point need repair. The low mileage doesn’t make up for those unattended flaws, so only time will tell whether the lack of a sale proves our point. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Not interested in trades at all! And please don’t call me and ask if I want to buy your car! I’m not a dealer, just a private collector with too many cars laying around!
Life is short! Treat yourself! And enjoy staring at this super rare iconic classic in your garage, while home or coming home from work! See eBay ad and call 5, one, six, 5, zero, zero, 3, four 9 five-after reading ad in full and seeing price firm! My other house is in the Marlboro NY area which I can have transported to after you purchase
Super rare 1982 Mercedes Benz 300cd 2 door coupe turbo diesel!
—-super low 79,500 miles about! These are the w123 million mile engines! It’s barely broken in. Starts right up and sounds amazing! As it should, the mileage is nothing!
—-body/paint is decent as seen in the pictures. Some rust spots. Overall even the undercarriage very clean, except one side of the jacking point, very easily repairable. You can drive it as is or if you want to make showroom needs restoration! The interior is pretty clean also except for some dashboard cracks. You can vinyl spray the seats to make like new palomino, otherwise reupholster if you want to be a show car!
—i have too many of these classics 300s laying around. So I haven’t gotten the chance to restore it. I bought it to restore. But never got the chance and it’s well worth restoring.
—-no accidents ever! You can see the carfax history and also mileage!
—runs and drives nice, probably also need to go over the air conditioner. But new front and rear brakes with calipers and some brake lines!
—price is firm $10000, yes $10k, dirt cheap for these, very rare. Which is very low for a 300cd with such low 79k miles. These sell easily for about 20k to 30k sometimes when mint! I’m a legit seller on eBay as well.
—this is meant for someone who wants to put a few grand into a paint job/restoration work to make their own project for the summer! Gorgeous dark blue with the palomino interior. Please serious buyers or don’t waste my time!
—if you don’t like the price or don’t know these cars, it’s not for you, very simple!
-and these are California smog exempt since it’s a 1982 diesel! Look it up before you ask! No worries there!
Serious buyers call, txts will be blocked and emails will be unseen! So keep the dumb offers, cause i won’t even see it! Will be in the spam!
please see ebay link for many more enlarged full screen photos.
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