West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this one original owner since new 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Turbo Diesel Sedan in its original factory 'Champagne Metallic' (Code 473) color paint with a striking and virtually flawless 'Palomino' color leather interior, Mercedes-Benz alloy 'Bundt' wheels, original 'Becker' radio/cassette and only 52K original miles!Purchased on 11/3/1982 at 'European Motors Ltd', the Mercedes-Benz dealership of San Francisco, CA and delivered to the original and only owner's Alaska residence where the car was primarily serviced at 'Universal Motors Mercedes-Benz', the Mercedes-Benz dealership of Anchorage, Alaska. The car will be sold with all its original owners manuals, dealer stamped service booklet, Protecto-Plate, a thick file of service records and a meticulously kept 'engineer style' stack of oil change receipts and Alaska registrations showing strict attention to detail by its only owners and it's original factory tools.
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a now legendary series of flagship vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz until 1991 and was a successor to the earlier W116 series and was offered in a straight six, V8 and the now renown turbo diesel models. The 1981-85 300SD model boasted the OM617.951 3.0L 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine which is now considered to be one of the most reliable engines ever produced and one of the key reasons for Mercedes popularity around the world today as the ultimate long distance and durable touring car with many models still being used around the globe as taxi cabs boasting many hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock. It is an economical and relatively quick with the turbocharger fitted car and a legendary trouble-free engine. The Mercedes W126 300SD was a US & Canada only import and offered a unique combination of luxury, exclusivity, economy and reliability that could not possibly be matched by any other brand making it the vehicle of choice by countless diplomats, executives and other such entities who recognized the attraction of the worlds first production turbo diesel sedan. These luxurious cars with the OM617.951 engine, only built for those 5 highly collectible 1981-85 years, still command a strong demand internationally, especially such extremely low mileage and well maintained and unabused examples such as this particular car.
This particular model was obviously always garaged by its only owners with no history of any accidents and a clean CARFAX report and with all original parts and paint and absolutely no rust whatsoever! The original and very striking factory 'Champagne Metallic' color paint is in absolutely beautiful condition and the original 'Palomino' leather seats are also in absolutely beautiful condition with virtually no signs of any wear and the original leather dashboard and the walnut wood veneer interior are also in great shape with no cracks or blemishes (obviously always garaged from the elements!)
The car drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced Mercedes-Benz Turbo Diesel with only 52K original miles (ultra low mileage and extraordinarily rare for these notoriously hard driven vehicles and virtually just broken in for this legendary engine) should and must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated! The engine is extremely strong with no noticeable oil leaks and the temperature always remains cool. All the power options are working as they should including the A/C.
Without a doubt, this is one of the finest cars ever built by Mercedes-Benz, or for that matter any other car manufacturer, and they are now becoming increasingly more desirable and hard to find, especially with such low original miles and in such all original and unabused condition, than ever before - certainly you will look long and hard to find a finer head-turning example with only one documented owner since new and with such low original miles and in its original factory paint available anywhere else!